New Canadian Kid/Invisible Kids

By Dennis Foon

New Canadian Kid/Invisible Kids
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New Canadian Kid is the story of Nick, a young boy from an imaginary country called Homeland who moves to Canada with his family. There, he is forced to grapple with his fears of a new culture and language, as well as hostile classmates who taunt him for being different. One ... Read more


Overview

New Canadian Kid is the story of Nick, a young boy from an imaginary country called Homeland who moves to Canada with his family. There, he is forced to grapple with his fears of a new culture and language, as well as hostile classmates who taunt him for being different. One of Canada's most widely produced plays for young audiences, it's been performed around the world. Invisible Kids centres on a group of children from a variety of ethnic backgrounds whose own camaraderie fails to instruct them on how to deal with the very adult issues of immigration and institutionalized racism when the sister of one of the children is prevented from joining her family in Canada because of immigrant quotas.In both plays the spirit of youth prevails over differences in colour and culture, promoting the message that in the end, kids are all the same inside.

Dennis Foon

Dennis Foon was the co-founder of Vancouver’s Green Thumb Theatre and served as Artistic Director for twelve years, where he began writing a body of groundbreaking plays for which he has received the British Theatre Award, two Chalmers Awards, and the Jesse Richardson Career Achievement Award. He has received a Gemini Award, two Writers Guild of Canada Awards, and four Leo Awards for his screenplays, which include Little Criminals, White Lies, Torso, Shine of Rainbows, and On The Farm. His latest feature film, Indian Horse—adapted from the novel by Richard Wagamese—premiered at TIFF in 2017.

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"Not only a young people's theatre classic, but a Canadian one as well." —Canadian Theatre Encyclopedia

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