A Tale of Courage and Belonging

Created by Dean Bareham and Judith Mendelsohn
Directed by Dean Bareham  |  Performed By Judith Mendelsohn

Myrtle doesn’t speak. What she lacks in voice she makes up for in creativity. Unfortunately, her overactive imagination gets her in trouble at school and alienates her on the playground. Her parents, teacher, and doctor are concerned. Will she be able to find the confidence to make a friend? Will she finally find her voice and the world she wants to live in? Through the beauty of clown Green Fools Theatre and Judith Mendelsohn explore what it’s like to be different and celebrate what makes us each unique.

A heart-warming show for the whole family!

Here at Green Fools Theatre, everyone is welcome, so if you, or someone in your family find it difficult to follow the usual conventions of theatrical behaviour then check out our Relaxed Performances on Friday, March 16 @ 2 PM & Saturday, March 17 @ 11 AM

Green Fools Theatre Presents

A Day in the Life of Myrtle

March 14 – 17, 2018

West Village Theatre

Company Bios

Dean Bareham

Dean Bareham
Dean Bareham was born and raised in Calgary and is of British, Sik Sika Blackfoot, and Cree descent. Dean found his gift for performance early and began singing and dancing in the company at Calaway Park. With a talent for the visual arts, Dean became a sculpture major at the Alberta College of Art & Design where he found a blend of performance and visual arts that pushed the boundaries into performance art. From here Dean attended the Dell’ Arte School of Physical Theatre in Blue Lake, California, focusing on Mask and Mythology. In 1991  Dean co-founded the Green Fools and toured the globe as a stilt walker and street performer. As the company evolved, Dean began to craft and create puppets, masks sand theatre shows. He also began to teach. Dean has taught all across the globe including; Lesotho, Africa, New Zealand, and Japan. He has taught in schools and universities, including the Dell’ Arte School, University of Calgary. Working extensively with kids from marginalized backgrounds, Dean has developed and delivered programs that have been a life line for kids in need. He teaches youth-at-risk in northern Canadian communities and is proud to be a part of the Winnipeg CAMPP (Circus And Magic Partnership Program) as well as Green Fools own Social Circus Programs. These camps target inner city youth at risk, new immigrant youth, and first nation youth. Dean regularly teaches for Cirqiniq, an intervention based partnership program with Cirque du Soleil and the Katavik regional government in Nunavik, QC. Dean has taught all across the globe including; Lesotho, Africa, New Zealand, and Japan.
When not performing or teaching, you’ll find Dean creating, designing, building and painting puppets, masks, props and sets for Green Fools projects. Dean was named one of Avenue Magazines  Top 40 Under 40 in Calgary and was awarded the ATB Financial Healing Through the Arts Award at the Calgary Mayor’s Luncheon of the Arts

Judith Mendelsohn

Judith Mendelsohn
Judith Mendelsohn is a Calgary performer who creates and performs her own shows; her most recent work Belle Paris will be performed at the West Village Theatre in October.  As a stiltwalker she performs regularly with Green Fools Theatre and teaches clown and stiltwalking with the company.  She is passionate about working collaboratively with children, particularly youth at risk to create and perform theatre and clown and is a Residency Artist with Evergreen Theatre and Quest Theatre. She holds an MFA in theatre from the University of Calgary and has diplomas in Acting from Mount Royal University and Ecole Philippe Gaulier in France.