THE MEDIA SAYS
Exceptionally funny and imaginative. Edinburgh Festival Times, UK
…elicited gales of laughter because it was so colossally stupid and, of course, because it was so damned smart. The Journal, Puppeteers of America
This is a program that should be seen by many more schools. It really expanded my children’s idea of what a puppet show can be. A teacher, W. E. Gowling PS, Ottawa
The students at Centennial Public School really enjoyed this quirky and creative puppet theatre, as did the teachers! …I have never seen a more creative and unique show! Our students are not frequently exposed to theatre and having this opportunity… really changed the way that they view theatre. They now know that theatre is not exclusive or prejudiced, but an open minded, exciting and accessible art form! Grade 2/3 teacher, Centennial PS, Ottawa
That was awesome! A student, Centennial PS, Ottawa
How you can take an inanimate object from being a “blah” lump to something with spirit and personality. …the play was feel good, fun and filled with laughter. A Principal, Ottawa
The students loved it! It was the topic of conversation for quite a few days after. The show was thought provoking and exposed our students to a different type of humour. The Principal, W. E. Gowling PS, Ottawa
The performance enhanced oral and visual communication and identified effective uses of drama elements and humour in a performance. A Teacher, Bayshore Catholic School, Ottawa
IN TORONTO: Art Gallery of Ontario, Children’s Pavilion at Caravan, Harbourfront Centre, hundreds of elementary schools, The Milk Festival, Ontario Place, The Ontario Science Centre, The Puppet Centre, The Renaissance Fair, The Royal Ontario Museum, Skydome Union Picnic, Tarragon Theatre Spring Arts Fair, Theatre Passe Muraille Back Space.
IN ONTARIO: Art Gallery of Hamilton; The Astrolabe Theatre, Ottawa; Mariposa Folk Festivals; The National Art Centre, Ottawa; Puppets Up Festival, Almonte; University of Waterloo; Victoria County Spring Festival; plus extensive tours throughout Ontario.
ACROSS CANADA: Edmonton Folk Festival, Extensive Tour of B.C.; Museum of Civilization, Hull, PQ.; Montreal International Puppetry Festival; Nova Scotia Puppetry Festival; Punchman’s Picnic, Edmonton; Vancouver Children’s Festival/ Super Show; Vancouver Fools’ Festival; Victoria Children’s Festival/ Super Show; Winnipeg Childrens’ Festival; Winnipeg Folk Festival.
IN THE UNITED STATES: Center for Puppetry Arts, Atlanta; Festival of Puppetry of the Americas; Imagination Celebration, Seattle; Los Angeles area tour; The Lower Manhattan Buskers fair, NYC.; Oakland Puppetry Festival; Puppeteers of America Festivals in Ohio, California and Florida; Union Square Theatre, N.Y.C.; World Puppetry Festival, Washington DC.
IN EUROPE: Bochum Puppet Festival, Germany; Canadian Cultural Centre, Paris; Dommelhof Puppet Festival, Belgium; The Edinborough Festival Fringe. UK; Festival Mondial de la Marionette, France; The Puppet Centre Trust, London. UK; The Spanish Embassy, Paris; and a few tours in France.