WINNIPEG, MB. - The Manitoba Theatre for Young People (MTYP) received good news to end the year, an operating surplus of $17,800 for its 2016/17 season. This is the company’s fifth consecutive operating surplus.
“I’m continuously amazed by the talent on our stage,” said outgoing Board Chair, Laurel Repski. “The company has increasingly shown strong financial stewardship and we are on firm ground. MTYP is healthy, continuing to strive for improvement on all fronts and the community can feel confident that we will be around for many years to come.”
“Last season saw a full expression of what children’s theatre is capable of being,” says Pablo Felices-Luna, MTYP’s Artistic Director. “We put forward seven entertaining and edifying plays for young people of all ages. From the delight of opening our season with Soulpepper’s Alligator Pie including the return of Jennifer Villaverde to our stage, to having five of Winnipeg’s finest actors featured in our holiday production of The Jungle Book, to ending our season with two wonderful shows in both languages, there was something for everyone. As MTYP moves forward, a major priority is ensuring that everyone feels included in what we put onstage.”
MTYP is currently presenting A Charlie Brown Double Bill until December 31 on its Forks mainstage. The blockbuster 2017/18 season continues with The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, which opens on January 26, 2018. The second half of the season also includes companies from the Netherlands and Australia.
The Manitoba Post