COMPANY HISTORY

2019
  • The Almonte wing expands to include youth summer programming and community collaborations
     

2018
  • The French translation of Countries Shaped Like Stars - Avante l'archipel - tours all across Canada
     

2017
  • Countries Shaped Like Stars tours to the High Performance Rodeo in Calgary and the Chinook Series in Edmonton. A first attempt at touring with a baby goes...well?

  • Puppet workshop for Edge of Empire - a sci-fie puppet show. 
     

2016
  • The French translation of Countries Shaped Like Stars - Avante l'archipel - premiers at the National Arts Centre as part of the French Theatre season.

  • Script workshop for Edge of Empire - a sci-fie puppet show.  

  • WOLF CHILD nominated for Outstanding New Work and Outstanding Production at the Prix Rideau Awards.

  • In life news, Emily has a baby and moves to Almonte, while Nick answers the call of Toronto. 
     

2015
  • WOLF CHILD premiers at the Ottawa International Children's Festival

  • WOLF CHILD is invited to pitch at the Magnetic North Theatre Festival

  • Inclement Weather performs at the Toronto Festival of Clowns
     

2014
  • Revised from the Belly of a Whale is performed at the Undercurrents Festival in Ottawa, 
    In-the-soil Festival in Saint Catherine's, and the rEvolver Festival in Vancouver. 

  • Countries Shaped Like Stars is performed at the Saskatoon Int. Children's Festival

  • Our co-production of Hroses: An Affront to Reason with Evolution Theatre wins
    Outstanding Direction, Female Performance & Sound Design at the Prix Rideau
    Awards. It is also nominated for Outstanding Male performance, and 
    Collapsible gets a nomination for New Work.

  • Revised from the Belly of a Whale and Inclement Weather are performed at the
    Edmonton Fringe

  • In life news, Patrick has a baby the day we premiere in REVISED in St. Catherines,
    Nick gets married and there is much dancing, and Emily gets married and there
    are many wide-games. This makes us all old and happy.
     

2013
  • Music from Live from the Belly of a Whale recorded with Matt Ouimet

  • Co-produce Jill Connell's Hroses: An Affront to Reason with Evolution Theatre

  • In residence at Videofag in Toronto, we make Whale music videos with
    Jordan Tannahill and perform two nights of stories and songs. 

  • Live from the Belly of a Whale is nomintated for 4 Prix Rideau Awards (Best 
    Director, Lighting Design, Set Design and New Work). Our very own
    John Doucet wins it for set design.

  • We go to Quebec City to work with Danielle Le-Saux Farme, André Robillardr and Joël Beddows on a French translation of Countries Shaped Like Stars. 

  • Collapsible premiers at the Crichton Cultural Community Centre

  • Countries Shaped Like Stars is performed at the Ottawa International Children's
    Festival, The Festival Players of Prince Edward Country and the Edmonton Fringe

 

2012

  • Live From the Belly of a Whale premiers at the 2012 Undercurrents Festival in Ottawa.

  • Countries Shaped Like Stars tours to the Wildside Festival (Montreal),

  • The Globe Theatre (Regina), The Firehall Arts Centre (Whitehorse) as well as living rooms in Edmonton, Calgary, Winnipeg, Saskatoon, St. Catharines and Toronto.

  • HIDE  premiers at SubDevision: A Theatrical Event in Ottawa, ON.

  • Conceptualization and initial experimentation begins on our fourth full-length
    piece tentatively titled Collapsible.

     

2011

  • Catherine Frid’s Homegrown is co-produced with Gruppo Ruabto in solidarity with theatre companies across Canada as a benefit for SummerWorks Theatre Festival.​

  • Blue Ribbon Baking is presented at Arthotel in Montreal​.

  • International workshop/presentation series organized for the local community with the Missoula Oblongata (US) teaching a creation workshop and presenting their show The Daughter of the Father of Time Motion Study.​

  • Mi Casa presents at Magnetic North’s Magnetic Waves and sits on a Compass Points panel on Devised Creation.​

  • An 8-show workshop run of Live From the Belly of the Whale at the Ottawa Fringe Festival takes home awards for “Outstanding Concept” and “Outstanding Overall Production.”​

  • Continued development of Live From the Belly of a Whale as part of a company residency with The Great Canadian Theatre Company.

 

2010

  • Live From the Belly of a Whale workshopping begins as part of company residency with the Great Canadian Theatre Company.​

  • Countries Shaped Like Stars tours to the Winnipeg Fringe Festival, The Neanderthal Arts Festival in Vancouver, BC and SummerWorks in Toronto, ON.​

  • Countries Shaped Like Stars and Inclement Weather tour to the Revolutions International Theatre Festival in Albuquerque, NM and the Russian Hall in Vancouver, BC.

  • We make a storybook version of Countries Shaped Like Stars with illustrator Joshua Pearlman, and make an album with the help of the Acorn's Rolf Klausener.

 

2009

  • Countries Shaped Like Stars and Inclement Weather are presented in a sold out run in the studio of the Irving Greenberg Theatre Centre.​

  • Inclement Weather tours to the Dorothy Somerset Studio in Vancouver, BC.​

  • Mi Casa is nominated for 9 Prix Rideau Awards and wins 3 including Outstanding New Creation and Outstanding Fringe Show.​

  • Inclement Weather and Countries Shaped Like Stars presented at the Ottawa Fringe Festival in a BYOV. Both shows enjoy sold-out runs and are the only local shows named in the top 5 CRITICS PICKS by the Ottawa Citizen.​

  • Tales From the Gasoline Coast (which will become Live From the Belly of a Whale) is pitched at the Magnetic North Theatre Festival’s Industry Series and we host the festival bar at SAW Gallery, featuring music by Bob Wiseman, homemade empanadas, piñatas and performance installation Storybike.

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