<< FIRST FLIGHT >>
By Theatre du Poulet & Two Planks and a Passion Theatre
Presented by NAC English Theatre's Grand Acts of Great Hope
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Puppet Design and Construction: Theatre du Poulet - Roland Au, Carmen Lee
Director / Artistic Director: Two Planks and a Passion Theatre: Ken Schwartz
Producer: Chris O'Neill
Technical Support and Construction Consultation: John Thomson
Construction Team: Lyn Estuye, Zeus Optional
Engineering Consultant: Epiphany Engineering - Azra Ross
Puppetry Consultant: Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia - Jim Morrow
Puppeteers: Roland Au, Birgit Elssner, Grace Gauthier, Franciska Kouwenhoven, Ken Leslie, Linda Meian, Max Miller, Nathalie Murray, Logan Robins, Malachy Schwartz, Christopher Snook, Molhem Tahina, Jonny Thompson, John Thomson, Gina Thornhill
Community Drum Leader: Sobaz Benjamin
Mi'kmaq Drummers and Singers: Eastern Eagle
Speaker: Trevor Gould
Volunteer Drummers: David Clark, Sara Hartland Rowe, Rebecca Kalpachiev, Zach Kalpachiev, Mélanie LeBlanc, Essance MacKinnon, Robin Munro, Anika Riopel, Jackie Woodworth
Photographers: John Davie and Stoo Metz
Logistics Volunteer: Tallis Clark
A beautiful moment of joy and release – a bird’s first flight – will be recreated through larger-than-life puppetry in a stunning outdoor setting. Created by Theatre du Poulet and Two Planks and a Passion Theatre in collaboration with community members in rural Nova Scotia, this performance, taking place at the Ross Creek Centre for the Arts, represents a community’s hope for the future and
re-emergence into the realm of collective experience.
Theatre du Poulet would like to acknowledge our gratitude to be in Sipekne'katik, one of the seven regions of Mi’kma’ki, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq people.
First Flight was performed for a live audience on Saturday, July 24, 2021 in Canning, NS. This live performance adheres to the health and safety guidelines of the region in which it was recorded.