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 show for adults and accompanied children. We'll be performing our summer show in Dufferin Grove Park as part of the Toronto Arts Foundation's city-wide arts programming initiative, taking place in parks across all of Toronto: artsintheparksto.org/
*****THIS SHOW RUNS FOR 3 WEEKS FROM JULY 19 TO AUGUST 6. PLEASE NOTE THAT FACEBOOK WILL ONLY ALLOWS US TO POST IT AS A 2 WEEK LONG EVENT.*****
PERFORMANCE DATES & TIMES
July 19 to August 6
Wednesdays to Fridays @ 7PM
Saturdays and Sundays @ 3PM
Dufferin Grove Park
875 Dufferin Park Ave
Toronto, ON M6H 4B2
(Two blocks south of Bloor St.W, on the east side,
across the street from Dufferin Mall)
*****The suggested donation is $10, but we ask that you please give as generously as you possibly can. In this day and age of obscenely increased commercial property rental costs in the city of Toronto, Clay and Paper Theatre is finding it increasingly challenging to afford to stay in the neighbourhood that we serve. Your every dollar goes to support artists so that they can create, build and perform beautiful and inspired work that is about the community and in the heart of the community that we all live in. Thank you for your generosity. Please see below for more information regarding our charitable status and other ways to donate.*****
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. The suggested donation is $10, but we ask that you please give as generously as you possibly can. In this day and age of dramatically increased commercial property rental costs in the city of Toronto, Clay and Paper Theatre is finding it increasingly challenging to afford to stay in the neighbourhood that we serve. You every dollar goes to support artists so that they can create, build and perform beautiful and inspired work that is about the community and in the heart of the community that we all live in. Thank you for your generosity.
— You can also click on this link to Canada Helps (https://canadahelps.org/dn/5667) where you can make an online donation to Clay and Paper Theatre
— Or you can mail a cheque to: Clay and Paper Theatre, 163 Concord Ave. Toronto, ONÂ M6H 2P2
Tamara Romanchuk [email protected]
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