SHOWS

SHOWS

THE UNLIKELY BIRTH OF ISTVAN

Back in the apocalyptic winter of 1999, a ragtag gaggle of peculiar people gathered on a ranch in southern Alberta and called themselves the Old Trout Puppet Workshop.

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THE DOLLY WIGGLER CABARET

An extremely popular night of short form puppetry for adult audiences, you’ll see the best of the fest and new raw material.

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LOON

Experience a love story that whisks a man to the moon and back.

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RED LEATHER YELLOW LEATHER

Amidst contemporary cultural confusions, two champions arise.

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BROKEN SUGAR BOWL

The Long Grass Studio and Workshop pulled together a dream team of puppet artists and performers to bring you this delightful, multimedia adult puppet play.

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TIMMY, TOMMY AND THE HAUNTED HOTEL

When sisters Timmy and Tommy get trapped inside the old Barrington Hotel, they’ll have to work alongside the ghostly inhabitants if they ever want to make it out alive—or home in time for dinner.

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U OF C SHOWCASE

A workshop presentation of new and experimental puppet and mask exploration—deconstructing our expected and experienced notion of what puppetry is and revealing what is possible when the mind is unfettered from restraint.

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ANIMOVIES

Explore the mad world of curious, dark, intriguing, and hilarious puppet and stop-motion films from around the world.

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HANDMADE PUPPET DREAMS VOL VII

A dark and intriguing collection of shorts featuring marionettes, and live action puppets.

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A PERTURBED PALETTE OF PICKLED PICKINGS

A guest undertakes a surreal exploration of the challenges and rewards of connection and being alone, when a dining experience takes a turn for the strange.

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ALL AGES

THE UMBRELLA

The Umbrella tells the inspiring story of the relationship between an umbrella to its owner.

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HANDMADE PUPPET DREAMS FAMILY COLLECTION

A collection of family-friendly short films featuring live action puppets, handpicked by Heather Henson.

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FACE OFF

Discover how wild and varied Canadian identity can be in this remarkable collection of handmade three-dimensional masks.

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LEIGHTON RELIQUARY

Over the past 40 years, the Leighton Art Centre has lured many of Alberta’s greatest creators into its domain.

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FREE EVENTS

DUNG THE ROAD

Snare and stallion, banjo and leather boots. Dung the Road is a collection of scurrilous tales, presented in three separate shows.

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THE PIPEMAN

A playful quest of a curious and charming character messing up in a world filled with sewing objects.

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SOMNAMBULIST PUPPET SIDESHOW

Straight from Regina, Saskatchewan’s Prairie Puppet Underground brings you an assortment of dark and mysterious puppet sideshow attractions, from a Fortune Teller and What-Is-Its to Small Animal Acts and Peep Shows!

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SUITCASE THEATRE ARCADE

Experience The Suitcase Theatre Arcade. Peer through the eye holes and zone in on brief trips into mini worlds where space satellites breed monsters or where gerbils engage in a western showdown.

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STORIES WE TELL

Stories We Tell is an exhibit of sculptures that invites the viewer to engage by moving components, looking inside, adding layers.

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WORKSHOPS

PUPPET POP UP STUDIO: PAPER FOLDED BIRDS

We invite the young and the young at heart to try your hand at making your own puppet.

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PUPPETS BUILD BRIDGES WITH DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING COMMUNITY

In a four-part, 90-minute event, first Chrystene Ells and Berny Hi share their experiences of working with Deaf youth and members of the Regina Deaf community to create Deaf Crows, a beautiful theatre production using puppets, mask, ASL and mime.

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CREATING NEWSPAPER MARIONETTES

What can you do with piles of newspaper, spools of string and rolls of masking tape? Make a puppet of course!

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PRIVILEGE AND DIVERSITY IN THE ARTS: WORKSHOP AND DISCUSSION

With a wide experience of working in diverse communities Barry and Bill have a few thoughts on the potential for arts to bring reconciliation, investigate power and status, provoke discussion and open communication.

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