Photo credit: Japhet Alvarez
A STO Union Production
Created by Nadia Ross and the people & puppets of Wakefield, Quebec and area
Directed by Nadia Ross
Performed by Carolina Bookless, Michael Clarke, Gary Dimmock, Jeffrey Ferguson, Anouk Michelle Grégoire, Shaista Latif, Michael McKinnell, Sheena Turcotte* and the puppets of Wakefield
Design by Nadia Ross, Rob Scott and the people & artists of Wakefield, Quebec and area
Lighting design by Steve Lucas
Animation by Madeleine Ranger and Thea Pratt
70 minutes | PG 10+
A large-scale community engagement project, both inspired by and starring puppets hand-made by residents of Wakefield, Quebec, this feature-length film shows a community theatre company performing their play, The Twilight Parade. This adventure for all ages is brought to the undercurrents stage by eight actors performing live voice-over of the over 40 characters in the film.
The Twilight Parade tells the story of residents of a small village as they debate the future of their community water well and begin to understand the larger forces at play that erode the threads that hold communities together. The community’s hard-earned insights are witnessed by Darmagon, an other-worldly being who has run away from his society in the clouds to visit the village bar in search of answers to his own questions on ownership and belonging.
The Twilight Parade is a grassroots production, proudly created with the contribution of over 70 regional artists and residents of all ages from Wakefield and the Outaouais region.
FRIDAY, February 9 at 9:00pm
SATURDAY, February 10 at 1:00pm (a talkback will follow this performance)
FRIDAY, February 16 at 7:00pm
SATURDAY, February 17 at 9:00pm
Arts Court Theatre
- WINNER: Siminovitch Prize for Directing, Nadia Ross (2016)
- WINNER: Contra-Guy Award, Chalmers’ Award, and Dora Mavor Moore Award, Nadia Ross
NOTE: We suggest parental guidance with a minimum age of around 10 years old. The production tackles issues of racism, exclusion, economic and social alienation and shows characters yelling and having difficult conversations. This production is meant to encourage discussion about the difficult issues that we all face in one way or another, together or apart, and will be used as an educational tool in the future.