Paper Song

by Jared Matsunaga-Turnbull
Directed by Caroline Howarth

Touring to;
In the Soil Arts Festival - St. Catharines, Ontario
April 26, 2014

Touring to Young People’s Theatre - Toronto, Ontario
April 29 to May 11, 2014


Praise for Past Shows:

“Lig & Bittle is a charmer of a physical comedy about the desire to blend in…The writing is deft, light, non-preachy and knowing.”

Liz Nicholls, Edmonton Journal

I can only praise Concrete Theatre for their great work! From the booking agent to the cast and crew, it was an absolute delight to work with them… I am already counting down until next year’s performance!”
Lindy Bonn
Children’s Program Coordinator, Yellowhead County



Paper can be anything!

Paper Song is a new play for children and families that weaves a traditional Japanese folktale about a crane (Tsuru) with the story of a young mouse and her grandfather, as they struggle against an oppressive overlord, the goblin Tengu. This magical performance integrates large-scale origami (the Japanese art of paper-folding) and shadow puppetry into the storytelling and design of the play. Focusing on the relationship between grandfather and granddaughter, Paper Song celebrates the ability for artistic creativity, ingenuity and love to transform despair into hope.

Themes: love, oppression, transformation. Curriculum Ties: Social Studies: recognition and respect for individual identity, social compassion, fairness. Language Arts: exploration of thoughts, ideas, feelings and experiences, concepts of respect, support and collaboration, appreciating diversity. Folktales. Health: decision making, life learning choices, relationship skills. Art: origami.

2014 Production Information:

Sean Baek
Ntara Curry
Zina Lee

Directed by Caroline Howarth

Production Design by Cory Sincennes
Sound Design/Composer Dave Clarke
Projection and Animation Designer Kim Clegg
Stage Managed by Rachel Rudd
Dramaturg & Puppet Consultant Brendan Nearey
Production Manager Josiah Hiemstra
Poster Design by Isabelle Gagnon / Good Graphics






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