Go Home Tiny Monster
By The Gottabees
One day, Sylvie and her family of homespun creatures find themselves in need of a new home. Luckily, they have an audience full of people that can help them!
Go Homy Tiny Monster was inspired by true events, four members of The Gottabees were displaced from their homes (two by fire and two by weather damage) and this show attempts to make sense of our shared experiences. We are using our seemingly silly, magical, illogical style of puppet theatre to "talk" about what it's like to not have a home and how to have the audience actually help create a home for the characters onstage, together as a community.
Go Home Tiny Monster features The Gottabees trademark mix of puppetry, live music, joyously absurd silliness, physical theatre and surprising poignancy.
Run time: 45mins
Saturday August 6
10:00am, 1:45pm, 5:15pm
Sunday, August 7
10:00am, 1:00pm, 3:30pm
Nancy Campbell Academy
45 Waterloo St S, Stratford, ON N5A 4A8
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The Gottabees are a Boston- based ensembles dedicated to creating inspirational, engaging and empowering theatre for family audiences. Our company is known internationally uniting simple-but-elegant visual theatre with astonishing technique. We apply our interdisciplinary training in music, dance, acrobatics, theatre and design to share original non-verbal stories set to live music that weave together human and puppet characters in surprising ways.
The Gottabees' stories reflect children's everyday aspirations, concerns and emotional experiences. We find it deeply satisfying to create this style of theatre for families to giggle, gasp, sigh and cheer together in 45 minutes or less. One of the things that makes us happiest is when we meet children who have seen a show and parents tell us how their child acted out the entire show for weeks after! This is the core reason why we make theatre for young audiences; The Gottabees want children to know in their hearts that they, too, can make theatre wherever they are and whomever they are.
Our work earned a 2017 UNIMA-USA Citation of Excellence and won the "Artistic Achievement Award" for Puppeteers of America's Northeast Region in 2015. The Gottabees have performed all over, including The Centre of Puppetry Arts (Atlanta, GA), La Mams E.T.C (New York City), Detroit Institute of the Arts (Michigan), Nashville International Puppetry Festival (TN), ICA/Boston (MA), Izmir International Puppet Days (Turkey) and The Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
Bonnie Duncan Creator/Performer
Bonnie has blended puppetry, dance and physical theatre in surprising and delightful ways for the past 16 years. Her work has been described as "an artful world of silent dreams, mime and dance" (Austin Live Theatre). She worked as one half of They Gotta Be Secret Agents with Tim Gallagher touring worldwide and winning accolades along the way. Prior to her work as a Secret Agent, Bonnie was a company member of Snappy Dance Theatre for 8 years, collaboratively creating and performing sculptural, acrobatic dances internationally. Her movement was called "breathtakingly simple" and "delightfully crafty" by The Boston Globe.
Brendan Burns Music
Brendan is a composer, producer and educator. He released his debut album, TimeStamp, in 2012 and was featured in the Boston Globe. Brendan is Chair of the Guitar Department at Brookline Music School, founder of Guitober and produces Brookline Porchfest.
Tony Leva Music
Tony can often be found on stage throughout the US playing songs or accompanying theatre and Puppetry with The Dylan Jack Quartet, Bury Me Standing and Brian Carpenters Group, to name a few. He is also an active educator/collaborator at Tunefoolery, an artist collective of musicians in mental health recovery. He just earned his Masters of Music at Longy School of Music.
Dan Milstein Director/Co-creator
Dan is the founding Artistic Director of Boston's Rough and Tumble Theatre with whom he made over thirteen original plays. He holds fast to his quixotic belief that theatre should be cheap, fun and deeply satifying.
Penney Pinette Costumes
Penney is a Boston based designer focusing on dance and theatre. She has been a draper at Huntington Theatre Company and is currently Costume Shop Manager at Boston University. She has designed costumes for Boston Conservatory, Prometheus Dance and Contrapose, among others.
Marte Johanne Ekhougen Puppets
Marte is a Norwegian artist living in New York. Marte also operates under the pseudonym Superhelga. She has designed for theatre in Norway, UK and the US. Most notably she designed the puppets for Robert Atkins' Tony nominated Hand To God on Broadway and the West End, London.
Harrison Pearse Burke Lights
Harrison is a Boston based lighting designer and Production Manager at The Yard, Assistant Lighting Designer for Boston Ballet, and Dance Production Manager for Celebrity Series.
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