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  APRIL 27  

  10 AM + 11 AM + 12 PM  



"Things" is a new original puppet spectacle that celebrates the overlooked objects that we interact with everyday and then discard without a second thought. In this first episode of Things we are imagining the alternative lives and complex relationships of a wooly sock. What is a sock to an earwig, a mouse or bacteria? How does the sock interact with and act on the world around them? Through a playful and foolish imagining of possibilities, we hope to expand our consciousness beyond human agency and allow what we perceive as inert to shine. For this purpose, we offer you a new take on the classic "raree" show. "Things" invites audiences to peek into a concealed box stage and spy on the unfolding of an enchanting and vibrant world, told through puppetry and object theatre.

All Ages


Nova Scotia / Mi'kma'ki

North Barn Theatre was formed in the Spring of 2020 by Laura Boo Stinson and Ian McFarlane in the Ohio Valley, Antigonish County, Nova Scotia. Ian and Laura Boo are theatre makers, scenographers and puppeteers who have worked internationally across the United States, Canada and Europe with companies such as Bread and Puppet Theater, the Canadian Academy of Mask and Puppetry, and The River Clyde Pageant. Our vision is to provoke thought around critical social and political issues by using playful imagery, landscape, objects and spectacle. We work from the belief that art is nourishment and should be available to everyone regardless of their social status. For this project Diego Cavedon will be building and designing puppets and collaborating in the devising process. Diego is a Brazilian costume, fashion and graphic designer based in Kj’ipuktuk/Halifax.

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Diego Cavedon - co-creator, performer
Laura Stinson - co-creator, performer
Ian McFarlane - co-creator, director
Coral Maloney - dramaturg


We would like to thank Arts Nova Scotia for their support in the creation of this project.


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