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Newcomer Youth (NuYu) Popular Theatre Project

Free Popular Theatre Program for Immigrant and Refugee Youth

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What is Popular Theatre?
Popular theater allows participants to explore their life experiences through theatre. A variety of games and theatre exercises lead participants to gradually create scenes based upon the real stories of their lives. It is a great way to practise making the positive changes we want to see in our lives. Participants then perform their scenes in front of audiences at public interactive forums, creating community dialogue around important issues and possible solutions to real-life, real-world challenges.

What is NuYu?
NuYu, or Newcomer Youth, is a program for immigrant and refugee youth that uses popular theatre as a tool to connect and explore with each other. Each program session includes games, discussions and theatre activities.

Why would I be interested?
NuYu is lots of fun and a great way to connect with other immigrant and refugee youth. It’s also a chance to be creative and gain tools that you can use to better express yourself. NuYu provides snacks and bus tickets at each session, as well as an honorarium for full completion of the program. You can also use your participation toward the hours of volunteer/work experience needed for high-school graduation.

Who can participate?
All youth who are immigrants or refugees are invited to join NuYu. Participants generally range between 14 and 19 years of age; if you’re a bit older and want to join, please let us know. You must commit to attend all (approximately 10) of the training sessions; NuYu isn’t a drop-in program. Training takes place once a week.

When can I join?
Call or email us to find out when the next training session is happening!

Client Story: 

“I learned to communicate with others and solve problems.”

“It’s fun and it helps a lot because I learned self-confidence.”

“The best part was [hearing] other stories that were the same, seeing you aren’t alone.”

“NuYu is very helpful to newcomers. Thank you again!”

“I like all parts of NuYu. Thank you!”

Program Information
Contact Info: 

Interested in learning more and/or becoming involved? Contact us at:

1720 Grant Street
Vancouver, B.C.
Canada V5L 2Y7
Office: 604 254 9626
E-mail: nuyu@mosaicbc.com

Funding Source: 

The Nu Yu project is funded by:


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