What Was My Backyard?
A co-production between Jumblies Theatre, Community Arts Guild and Theatre Direct
Music by Britta Johnson
Originally created as part of the Jumblies Theatre
Composing Community Workshops & Touching Ground Festival
What Was My Backyard? whimsically enters into questions about the land and people of what is now Toronto. Exploring what came before the settlers arrived: Indigenous people, villages and ways of life, waterways, salmon, mastodons and giant beavers, What Was My Backyard? asks young people to think about what was here before on the land where our homes, playgrounds, parks, streets and backyards now stand, and allows us to imagine glimpses of answers.
To be co-created with grade 3 – 6 classes
Final performance presented for grades 1 – 6
Now booking three-day in-school residencies
January 13 – February 28, 2020
Contact our Education Producer for details and bookings: