THE ANCIENT HOWLS OF OUR PREHISTORIC ANCESTORS ECHO SPOOKILY ACROSS FRANCE, WALES, AND PARTS OF CANADA
If you live in any of those places, beware the coming of the Trout’s latest production, IGNORANCE. It’s a puppet documentary about the evolution of bliss, from our primeval origins in the mighty Age of Stone to our modern discontent in the feeble Age of Tweet. Where did happiness come from? Where did it go? How do we get it back? These questions and more will finally be answered for you, but only if you happen to be in one of these places at the right time:
- Sep 20/21 - Charleville-Mézières, France | World Puppetry Festival
- Oct 1 - Saint-Germain-lès-Arpajon, France | Espace de Olympus Gouges
- Oct 8 - Blackwood, Wales | Blackwood Miners’ Institute
- Oct 10 - Newport, Wales | The Riverfront Theatre
- Oct 14/15 - Châlons-en-Champagne, France | La Comète
- Jan 7 to 19 - Victoria, BC | The Roxy Theatre
- Jan 22 - Nelson, BC | Capitol Theatre
- Jan 24 - Vernon, BC | Vernon Performing Arts Centre
- Jan 27 to Feb 2 - Saskatoon, SK | Broadway Theatre
- Mar 10 to 15 - Montreal, PQ | Espace Libre
- Mar 17 to 22 - Kitchener, ON | Centre in the Square Theatre
THINK THAT'S EVERYTHING? THINK AGAIN:
Old Trout (and new Dad) Pete will be leading his Banff Puppetry Intensive at the Banff Centre January 3rd to 17th. The deadline to apply is November 4th. People generally emerge from the experience with haunted expressions on their faces, babbling strangely about how they’ll never be the same. We think they mean it in a positive sense.
Check out our workshop page for more details, or visit: The Banff Centre Puppetry Intensive
NO, WE’RE NOT DONE:
The Old Trouts would like to welcome Bob Davis as our new General Manager. Bob comes to the Trouts by way of Rosebud Theatre and a variety of non-profit management positions. Bob started swimming upstream in early August alongside our long-time GM Cimmeron Meyer who will be continuing with us as Tour Manager for our upcoming tours of Europe and Canada.
A HUGE thank you to our most recent sponsors:
Dean Prodan and Probeauco who have contributed enormously to our tour to Spain.
Len Kraemer and CKAID, whose ongoing support has greatly helped sustain operations at our workshop in Manchester Industrial.
We will be sending out another Troutspout in the winter with more news - so keep your eye out for that. If you don't get the Troutspout, Join us and we will add you to the list
The Old Trout Puppet Workshop are funded in part by gracious sponsorships from the wonderful companies on the left and:
Marilyn Palmer and Philippe Boname
Steve Carruthers and Robin Turner
Tremendous thanks to the following Individual Donors:
Hugh and Karen Balkwill
Roger & Jeanne Bruntjen
Michael and Sandi Greene
Fairly Intelligent Ape:
In Honor of Pam Pouliot
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Curious about what we do?
If you live in Calgary, Alberta or nearby or heck - even if you're just passing through - drop by the studio anytime for a visit.
Please call ahead to ensure that someone is actually there: 403-287-8847
Find us here: 4632 1 Street S.E. - Calgary, Alberta, Canada
BUT THAT’S NOT EVERYTHING WE HAVE TO TELL YOU, OH NO:
The Old Trout Puppet Workshop Film Division has recently finished shooting our new half-hour Christmas film (in co-production with the NFB), currently titled ‘The First Christmas Present.’ It’s the story of Santa Claus, back when he was a greedy, obstinate little child, ravenous for toys, and how he became the twinkly-eyed fellow we know and love today. We hope to have it ready for this Christmas, and a stage version next year maybe.
And special thanks to:
The Old Trout Puppet Workshop would like to acknowledge and heartily thank the Rozsa Foundation for their valued support of The Trouts as well as their ongoing contribution to Calgary's greater non-profit arts community.
And sincere thanks The Community Spirit Program Donation Grant.