Sister Mary Phillips is a school of approximately 500 students from kindergarten to grade 6. We are part of the Fort McMurray Catholic School District, offering a faith-based learning environment to students of any background and a level of instruction geared toward the highest academic standards.
Our students, teachers, and staff are very excited to work with Trickster Theatre in the 2017-18 school year to put on our show on Cultural Connections Through Stories.
We greatly appreciate your help and look forward to sharing our finished work with you!
Full Project Summary
Sister Mary Phillips school will work with Trickster Theatre for a week to produce a showcase of original performances exploring the theme Cultural Connections Through Stories. This project will focus on the stories of First Nations people and how the legends compare to other historical tales from around the world.
Stories in First Nations cultures are mostly passed on through their oral tradition, told over and over to following generations. This tradition has even held up even in contemporary culture. However, traditional stories from Europe and other areas have been adapted into books, films, paintings, and other forms that tell the story besides the oral tradition. Our project will explore the different means of telling stories held by each of the cultures we explore, in order for students to understand that many cultures share similar values, even though the elements of the stories are culturally specific.
Project OutcomeDoing a residency week with Trickster Theatre will benefit our students, teachers, and staff by creating an original performance curated to our students unique interests. They will help us explore Cultural Connections Through Stories, in which students will find First Nations stories of interest, and connect them to similar stories from around the world. Students will understand that many of the core elements and themes in stories are universal. They will gain an appreciation for what connects us as humans, for what makes cultures similar as well as unique.
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