Join us for a tale about robot hearts and the perils of technology and automation, told in true Clay and Paper Theatre style with satire, wit, live music and giant puppets from August 16th to 20th in Wincott Park.
Clay and Paper Theatre confronts the temptation of limitless power and technology in its 2017 outdoor summer show, FABLES FOR THE FUTURE. A tap dancing trickster fox, a singing robot and the President of Future Reality Co., battle it out in this big-hearted tale of transformation and love. FABLES FOR THE FUTURE looks at the world as it is today with all of its environmental, technological and moral high stakes, and asks: Is it time for a revolution of the heart?
FABLES FOR THE FUTURE incorporates an original script with vibrant design, music, movement, and signature Clay and Paper Theatre giant puppets and striking images in a public space setting for all citizens to enjoy. This production explores the beauty and strangeness that confronts us at the beginning of the 21st century with satire and wit, and employs a variety of papier-mâché puppet characters and masks, multi-talented performers and a raucous live band.
FABLES FOR THE FUTURE is a FAMILY FRIENDLY show for ADULTS AND ACCOMPANIED CHILDREN. We'll be performing our summer show in Wincott Park as part of the Toronto Arts Foundation's city-wide arts programming initiative, taking place in parks across all of Toronto: https://artsintheparksto.org
PERFORMANCE DATES & TIMES
August 16 to August 20
Wednesdays to Fridays @ 7PM
Saturday @ 3pm & 7pm
Sunday @ 3PM
86 Northcrest Road
(SW of Dixon Rd & Islington Ave)
ADMISSION - FREE
Co-directed by David Anderson (Clay and Paper Theatre Founder and Co-Artistic Director) and Maria Wodzinska, and written by Tamara Romanchuk (Co-Artistic Director ) and David Anderson, FABLES FOR THE FUTURE features original music by David Anderson and Dr.Chris Wilson, with music direction by Dr.Chris Wilson, puppet sculpture by David Anderson, puppet building by Kristine White and Samuel Bowen, painting by Liudmila Lipovskaya and Erin Lea McCluskey, set design by Tamara Romanchuk, Amelia Blaine and Maria Wodzinska, textile construction and costumes by Tamara Romanchuk and a stellar cast of emerging professionals: Sara Jarvie Clark, Samuel Magnan, Rain Richardson, Nicolas Sampedro-Sillmann, Kelly Seo, Pesch Spec Caskanette, Jesse Wabegijig. The Stage Manager is Amelia Blaine. Musicians include Dr.Chris Wilson, Jim Bish, Ben Lee and Brice MacKinnon.
ABOUT CLAY & PAPER THEATRE
Now in its 23rd season and founded in 1994 by David Anderson (longtime theatre activist, producer of new Canadian work, and defender of public space), Clay & Paper Theatre has created, developed and performed multi-disciplinary, community-driven theatrical works using narrative theatre, music and large-scale puppetry in public spaces. A little theatre company asking big questions with humour and irreverence, Clay & Paper Theatre is not funny and is never serious.
Clay & Paper Theatre gratefully acknowledges support from the Ontario Arts Council, the Toronto Arts Council, the Toronto Arts Foundation, the Amicus Foundation, The City of Toronto, Parks & Recreation, Miziwe Biik Aboriginal Employment & Training and SERVICE Canada.
Clay & Paper Theatre is a not-for-profit charitable organization (charitable tax number 899324263RP0001). Clay & Paper Theatre relies on donations from people just like you to continue bringing theatre, parades, and community celebrations to the parks and streets of Toronto. No donation is too large or small, and you will receive a charitable tax receipt.
- Donate to Clay & Paper Theatre at one of our shows. Look for the blue box with Clay & Paper Theatre logo.
- You can also go online to the secured site of Canada Helps ( https://www.canadahelps.org/dn/5667
) where you can make an online donation to Clay and Paper Theatre and a charitable tax
receipt is automatically generated.
- Or you can mail a cheque to: Clay and Paper Theatre, 163 Concord Ave. Toronto, ON M6H 2P2, and a charitable tax receipt will be mailed to you.
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