Mount Allison’s Tintamarre recognized by NB Environmental Trust
7/16/2020 11:59:32 AM

Annual spring tour postponed to 2021

Mount Allison University’s bilingual theatre troupe Tintamarre has been selected for a grant from the New Brunswick Environmental Trust Fund to support the 2020 school tour of NOMADe, their new bilingual dramatic comedy that foregrounds climate change.

Tintamarre_NBETFundOriginally scheduled for spring 2020 but postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Tintamarre’s 33rd school tour has also been supported by the J. E. A. Crake Foundation, Mount Allison alumni and friends, and participating schools.

Founder-director Alex Fancy says he and the cast are “delighted to receive such generous support, and regret having to postpone the tour until 2021 at the earliest.”

Student co-associate director Caitlin O’Connor of Atholville, NB says, “NOMADe urges young spectators to try hard to put the existential challenge of climate change ahead of fear of outsiders, personality conflicts, even economic disparities.”

Co-associate director Noémie Chiasson of Ste Marie de Kent NB, adds that “our past themes become more relevant with every passing year.”

Last year’s touring production featured eco-anxiety, social isolation and characters who had withdrawn into cocoons. The NB Environmental Trust Fund also supported Tintamarre when the troupe toured bilingual productions featuring water crises and outdoor education.

For more information about Tintamarre or NOMADe, please contact the company’s director Alex Fancy at afancy@mta.ca