Company History

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2010


  • SWEET SLUMBER, a short shadow puppetry piece, is performed at the Feed the Birds cabaret

2011


  • WE WALK AMONG YOU first developed as part of The Backspace Project (Humber Theatre)
  • A revised version of WE WALK AMONG YOU is invited to be performed at Puppetmongers’ Fresh Ideas in Puppetry Festival, followed by the Trois Jours de Casteliers International Puppetry Festival in Montreal

2012


  • Invited to be members of Cahoots Theatre’s HotHouse Playwrighting Unit to further develop WE WALK AMONG YOU over the course of the year
  • Invited by Dutch Uncle Puppetry to be a special guest on Gregori’s Phantastik Big Time Show presented by Afterhours @ TPM – developed and performed INTO THE DEEP, an original shadow puppetry piece
  • Performed INTO THE DEEP at Feed the Birds cabaret, followed by Puppetmongers’ Fresh Ideas in Puppetry Festival
  • Developed and performed HOPE BLITZ, a shadow puppetry show in collaboration with Theatre Passe Muraille’s Theatre Beyond Walls initiative
  • Developed and performed ELUSIVE, a guided puppetry tour through the forest at the New Traditions Festival at Artscape Gibraltar Point
  • Awarded a Theatre Creators’ Reserve grant from the Ontario Arts Council to develop INTO THE DEEP

2013


  • Shadow puppetry shorts are showcased in a collection called DREAMS, as part of the Puppet Allsorts performance series
  • Commissioned to design and build shadow puppets for Pandemic Theatre’s Tjorvi the Flaccid
  • WE WALK AMONG YOU performed at the Festival St-Ambroise FRINGE Montréal; voted one of the Top Ten Productions at the festival.

2014


  • Awarded Theatre Creators’ Reserve grants from the Ontario Arts Council to develop a new piece, CIRQULAR
  • CIRQULAR developed while in residency at the Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia, under the mentorship of Jim Morrow
  • Workshop version of CIRQULAR presented at the Puppet Allsorts’ Night of Shorts
  • CIRQULAR presented at the Toronto Fringe Festival; awarded Best of Fringe
  • WE WALK AMONG YOU tour to Tarragon Theatre (Toronto) and Mainline Theatre (Montreal)

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