Peep

A mouse loses her home and is separated from her brother by a sudden flood. In her struggle to reunite with her brother, she finds animals along the way all coping- or not coping well- with the major change to the environment.
Audience All Ages
What Puppet, mask and music show (45 minutes)
When Calgary Premiere September 2015
Where West Village Theatre 2007 10 Avenue SW Calgary
Written By Jennie Esdale
Designed By Ron Jenkins
Composed By David Rhymer
Performed By Jamie Konchak

The flood had a huge impact on so many in our community. Green Fools lost our venue and thousands of dollars in materials and irreplaceable art. In response to the great physical and emotional toll the flood brought to us and our city, we respond in the best way we know how. Through our art.

In our new show Peep, a mouse loses her home and is separated from her brother by a sudden flood. In her struggle to reunite with her brother, she finds animals along the way all coping- or not coping well- with the major change to the environment. Peep overcomes her fears and faces the challenges of her new world. In tandem, her enemy, a human, awakens to the value of all life as she looks out and reflects on her now flooded world. Both characters become aware of a need for synergy to forge forward. The simple tale enforces themes of community, environmentalism, team work, and courage.

Peep provides an opportunity for Calgarians to reflect on our shared experience through story. After each performance, we will engage in a sharing circle in which artists and audience members can talk about the show, their experiences, and their ideas for a stronger future. Peep offers a bridge between generations as it is entertaining and thought provoking for all ages. For our young audience, we create new stories that match the realities of the world in which they live and will inherit.

Green Fools engages a passionate, relevant message with our art. Our theatre work has travelled extensively, including tours to Japan and South America, reaching audiences of great diversity- age, economic, ethnic. Our shows have garnered awards, acclaim and have impacted countless kids and their families. We know the healing power of art first hand having worked with hundreds of youth and youth at risk at our Social Circus Camps. Kids, including kids on suicide watch, have found meaning through this work, that is non- competitive, inclusive and manages to provide something that everyone can excel at.

Green Fools engage an Artistic Residency at Leigh Square Community Arts Village in Port Coquitlam, B.C. to create Peep in spring 2015 and premiere the production in Calgary September 2015.

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