TOURING SHOWS FOR SCHOOLS, LIBRARIES AND THEATRES 2016-17
Cinderella in Muddy York
History and fun are integrated in this inventive retelling of the classic tale, set in pioneer-era Upper Canada, ingeniously staged with rod marionettes in a traditional puppet theatre that cleverly transforms into scenes evoking early Canada. Click here for more…
Cinderella in Muddy York Grades K to 8, audience max 250 or Primaries only, max 200
Available January 2017 Book through Mariposa in the Schools
Foolish Tales for Foolish Times
Four classic tales of missadventure, full of venerable folk wisdom from around the world, are told in a celebration of our shared humanity. Each story is told with a different style of puppetry, from human size to hand puppet, table-top to kitchenware. This play kindles creativity, inspires role play and encourages thinking outside the box. Click here for more…
Foolish Tales for Foolish Times is suitable for Grades K to 3, audience maximum 200 or Grades K to 6 mixed, maximum 250
Available April 2017 through Mariposa in the Schools
Walidad the Grass Cutter
Based on Puppetmongers travels in Iran, Walidad the Grass Cutter introduces a stunningly beautiful world of imaginative experience. It tells the moving tale of a poor man whose generosity inadvertently draws him and a friend into the dangerous society of powerful people and high finance. Click here for more…
Walidad the Grass Cutter is suitable for Grades 4 – 8, (also plays well for adult audiences).
Audience maximum 250 (either sitting on the gym floor or in raked seating). This play requires a raised stage, as the puppets are manipulated at the performers’ feet.
Available May 2017 through Mariposa in the Schools
A World of Puppetry
An introduction to the exciting variety of puppetry traditions around the world, and a demonstration of simple puppet making techniques, this presentation appeals to students’ imaginations and sense of wonder. It also gives teachers a solid technical basis with which to lead classroom activity in this interdisciplinary art form. Each presentation is tailored to be audience age appropriate. Click here for more…
A World of Puppetry is modified to be age-appropriate for primary / or junior / or intermediate. Maximum 100 participants.
Available all year Mariposa in the Schools
We offer hands-on workshops and residencies for students, grade 1 through 8, and Teachers’ Professional Development workshops. A few suggestions follow:
Available all year. Contact Ann Powell 416-538-6210 firstname.lastname@example.org
The Brick Bros. Circus
Guaranteed to stimulate imaginations and spark creative thinking, this is a complete, miniature one-ring circus, performed by highly trained building bricks in itty bitty costumes. See the acrobatic Bildovitch Family, the breathtaking Madame Brikaskova, the amazing Brick Contortionist and much-much more! Click here for more…
The Brick Bros. Circus is suitable for Grades K – 8. (also plays well for adult audiences). Audience maximum 250.
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