WEEFESTIVAL

May 11 to 20, 2019

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WEEFESTIVAL

May 11 to 20, 2019

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THE FESTIVAL

Out of a passionate belief that children in their early years of development should be exposed to esthetically-rich and stimulating arts experiences, Lynda Hill, Artistic & Executive Director of Theatre Direct, conceived the WeeFestival of Theatre and Culture for Early Years. The festival was launched in 2014, and now returns for its fourth installment with an exciting line-up of events and performances from internationally celebrated artists.

From May 11 – 20, 2019, the WeeFestival will feature productions by acclaimed companies specializing in theatre for the very young from Quebec, British Columbia and Ontario. Whether for babies and toddlers, preschoolers, or kindergarteners, each show has been created to meet the emotional and social developmental needs and interests of young children. The shows are presented in intimate venues to ensure every child is close to the action and fully immersed in the experience. In addition to engaging theatre productions, the festival will offer a range of multi-disciplinary programming designed to engage little ones and their parents.

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Mokatek and the Missing Star

Vox Theatre and Ondinnok Theatre (Ottawa)

ONE THING Mokatek loves to do before sleep every night is to count the stars. Ever since his mother disappeared beneath the river waters, he likes to recount his day to the brightest star in the sky, his compass that protects him from above: the North Star. One night, during a full moon, the North Star disappears. It is the beginning of an initiation journey to find the bright star and realize his inner strength and courage.

For kids ages 2 to 5 – Genre: Theatre/Puppetry
Performances in French and English

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Mwana and the Turtle’s Secret

Theatre L’Envers (Montreal)

A BEAUTIFUL STORY, spun from an African tale, of a courageous young girl named Mwana who lives in a village deep in a forest. This story takes the audience on a theatrical journey about courage, love and friendship as it re-explores a French proverb: “we often need someone smaller than ourselves.”

Genre: Theatre/Puppetry
Performances in French and English

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The Sandbox

Tenon Mortaise (Quebec)

COME PLAY IN OUR SANDBOX! The Sandbox is an interdisciplinary piece from Quebec that introduces children to puppetry, clown and shadowplay. It is a playful and poetic journey through the five senses, staged around a sandbox that is full of surprises.

For kids aged 2 to 6 – Genre: Puppetry/Shadow/Physical Theatre
Performances in French and English 

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