WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE
June 9, 2016 - June 12, 2016
Based on the book by Maurice Sendak
Directed by Kim Selody
Produced by Presentation House Theatre, Vancouver, Canada
Originally adapted for the stage by Tag Theatre of Glasgow
Marion Huber Theater
EXTREMELY LIMITED ENGAGEMENT!
“Let the Wild Rumpus start!” This highly interactive production is a guided play experience, adapted from the timeless classic by Maurice Sendak. The audience helps transform Max's bedroom into the various landscapes of his adventures as they sail along to the land of the Wild Things. This award-winning, internationally acclaimed production is best enjoyed by kids ages 3 to 7 and their adults.
"See sheer delight on the faces of children. Magical!"— Now Magazine, Toronto
"The exciting novelty here is not only hearing your favorite bedtime story, but actually being in your favorite bedtime story! What kid wouldn't want a part in that?"—Winnipeg Free Press
"Wonderful! Playful in every sense - silly, fun, and filled with opportunities for us to stretch our imaginations. A pretty wild thing to see!"—CBC Winnipeg
KIM SELODY (Director) has worked as a writer, director and actor across Canada, in the U.S., England and the Netherlands for the past 20 years. Kim served as Artistic Director of The Playwrights Theatre Centre in Vancouver for five years, was the Artistic Director of Carousel Players in Southern Ontario from 1999 to 2006, was a Program Officer in the theatre division of the Canada Council for The Arts since 2006 and is presently the Artistic Director of Presentation House Theatre.
RAES CALVERT's (Max) theatre credits include Out in the Open (Greenthumb Theatre), Never Swim Alone (Hardline Productions) and Are We There Yet?(Neworld Theatre). Raes is a Co-Founder and Co-Artistic Director of Hardline Productions and a graduate of Studio 58.
LINDA A. CARSON
LINDA A. CARSON (Mom/Narrator) is a graduate of Vancouver's Studio 58 and has been a professional actor and writer for 25 years. She has acted in theatres across Canada and written several plays including Dying to Be Thin (Jessie Award), Mom's The Word (co-wrote, Jessie Award), Here To Hear (with Cathy Nosaty, Carousel Players), and a modern re-telling of Jack and The Beanstalk(YPT). Linda's latest acting credits include George and Martha, (Carousel Players), Rocket and the Queen of Dreams, (Roseneath Theatre), and Brighten Beach Memoirs (Theatre Northwest).
BRADLEY A. TRENAMAN
Bradley A. Trenaman (Lighting Designer) Brad is excited to be working with Kim Selody again to revisit Where the Wild Things Are, a project near and dear to his heart. Recently, Brad lit the new Canadian production of CATS at The Panasonic Theatre. He has designed for many of Toronto’s top dance companies and choreographers including Shawn Byfield, Ballet Creole, Debbie Wilson, Menaka Thakkar, Janak Khendry and The Stepcrew. Other notable projects include singer Matt Dusk (Las Vegas Hilton), The National Chinese Acrobats with the Kitchener Waterloo Symphony (Sony Centre), His Holiness The Dalai Lama (Rogers Centre), Menopause the Musical (Luxor Hotel, Las Vegas), and several tours with illusionists Ted and Marion Outerbridge. Brad is also a regular contributor to Professional Lighting and Production Magazine and he is a member of Associated Designers of Canada. His website is http://www.batlighting.com/.
Giselle Clarke-Trenaman (Stage Manager) Giselle has roots in the theatre community and holds a B.F.A. Honours in Theatre from York University. She was the resident Production Stage Manager at Highlands Opera Studio in Haliburton for four seasons. Recent Stage Management credits include working with Presentation House Theatre on Cat Killer, Jack and the Bean, Trudeau, the Felons & Me and Where The Wild Things Are; CanStage/Volcano Theatre on the acclaimed Another Africa, and The National Arts Centre/Young People’s Theatre on the hit tap show i think i can. She has also worked with SoulPepper, Opera Atelier, Opera Hamilton and Opera Lyra Ottawa to name a few. She has also toured Sweden with NorrDans, a modern dance company and Scotland with the rock show That’s Life.
Set, Props & Costume Designer
LINDA LEON (Set, Props & Costume Designer) has designed sets and costumes for dance and theatre with companies throughout Western Canada for the last twenty-five years. But she has a special love of theatre for young audiences. Select design credits include The Hobbit, Russell's World and The Cat Came Back for MTYP; A Story Before Time (sets and costumes) for Kaha:wi Dance Theatre and Banff Festival of the Arts and Café Daughter (set) for Gwandaak Theatre in Yukon.
CATHY NOSATY (Original Music) enjoys a diverse career as a musician, composer, musical director and artist educator. She began her musical training as a classical pianist and her love of collaborative work led her to dance, theatre and scoring to picture. She has created scores for theatre productions for regional and independent theatres across Canada.