The Neptune Tour Co. comes to you!
By bringing theatre to communities throughout the Maritimes, the TourCo promotes theatre to a wider audience, thereby creating and fostering an interest in the performing arts. For our Tour Co. productions, we have professional design, local artists, and expert direction accompanied by study guides, a Q&A with the cast. With our community outreach initiatives and more, our Touring Company provides a unique opportunity to bring theatre to all ages all over the province.
Songs and Stories with Seniors is a new initiative, which brings together theatre students, industry professionals, and seniors. With the generous support of the Mental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia, Neptune Theatre is pleased to offer this program for FREE.
Neptune Theatre’s PreProfessional teen students (made up of dedicated and talented students training to become professional artists through our youth intensives, TD Youth Performance Company, and Prep Programs) will be put in small groups of 2-4 young performers and matched with a content coach, who is a local artist working professionally in the theatre sector. The content coach will mentor the students and work with them to develop a 30-minute themed performance set (eg. Songs of the 60s, Kitchen Party, Golden Age Musicals). The students will then be paired with a small group at a senior’s home or assisted living residence either virtually or in person. The performance is roughly 30 minutes, with conversations in between songs, making it a 45 minute interaction, with an ideal minimum of 3 repeat interactions with the same group. In having repeat visits, and encouraging viewers to share stories we aim to make a meaningful connection, build a sense of community and empower the young artists and professionals in the value of their work.
Please contact Laura Caswell, Director of Education at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.