Little Red Barnes Theatre 2017-06-29T16:11:18+00:00

Project Description

Little Red Barnes Theatre

Where Have All the Natives Gone? – Residency

Led by artist-educator Herbie Barnes, this unique residency program is a collaborative learning experience between artists, students and educators aimed at fostering a better understanding of the needs surrounding First Nation, Métis and Inuit Education.

The general format of the program consists of a full day where up to 4 groups of approximately 15 students take part in artist-led workshops to explore and unpack their thoughts, feelings and questions surrounding Canadian and Aboriginal history, culture and contemporary issues. These open discussions will then guide the drama-based activities through which the students develop scenes to be incorporated in a performance for a school audience. In the afternoon, all 4 groups get together to share their work and rehearse, followed by the performance they present alongside the artists.

Young people continuously try to make meaningful connections between their learning and personal experiences. Creative exploration can be a catalyst for deeper understanding and self-discovery in a complex world. It is our hope that in working together with young people, we can empower them to investigate Canada’s Aboriginal history.

Booking Inquiry

Curriculum Connections

  • Inquiry-based learning
  • Historical and contemporary perspectives of Aboriginal peoples

Booking Details

School Fee: $1,200.00 + HST
Audience Size: 60
Grades: 3-8 (Also Available for High Schools)
Language: English
Availability: Limited

Teacher Resources


Coming in September 2017

About Little Red Barnes Theatre

Actor, playwright, director and dramaturge Herbie Barnes is an Anishinaabe from Aundeck Omni Kaning, Manitoulin Island. He is best known for his role as Joseph in the film Dance Me Outside and on the CBC series The Rez. As an artist-educator, Herbie has worked in inner city high schools, private schools, universities and with many theatre companies.

‘’Thank you for helping us on the journey. Whether it just started off for some of us or pushed others further along, it impacted everyone to connect with a critical piece of who we are and who we can be.’’

Ellyn Waldman, Buttonville P.S.