School Tour 2019/2020

Piyisiw Iskwew 
by AaronMarie Nepoose, is touring Saskatchewan and Alberta January  – April, 2020.


Piyisiw Iskwew 
I Am Thunderbird Girl

By AaronMarie Nepoose

Young Thunderbird Girl is a very curious individual, whom goes on an adventure to discover her destiny. With the help of friends and family, she sets out to seek the advice of some very old friends who may or may not carry the answers to her fate.

Wide Open is proud to present this all new work by AaronMarie Nepoose. Aaron is an emerging indiginous playwright working with Wide Open in their TYA playwright mentorship program that aims to introduce writers to the joys of puppetry and theatre for young audiences while creating high caliber shows for families. Piyisiw Iskwew is based on a traditional Cree story and features some Cree language in Y dialect.

Muppet Style Hand Puppets! Grades K-6, 45-55min

Reviews from A Little Mermaid (2019 tour)
“The children were very engaged in the entire performance. The music, sound effects and shadow puppets really held their attention. We would defiantly book them again!”

“All the grades loved this [show]. The shadow puppets were a big hit. Content was really good for all grades – we also had grade 8 students there all the way down to Kindergarten.”

See a rehearsal clip!


Get a Quote/Book Now!

In this our 19th year performing puppet shows for all ages we introduce you to shadow puppets using overhead projectors, and a cranky theatre!   – book your show today!

Length: 45 minutes
Grades: K-6
Languages: English with some Cree
Themes: Grit, Growth, Literacy
Add Ons: 20 minute kindergarten/Pre-K show
Curriculum Connections: Indiginous stories, Storytelling, modern fables, being yourself.

See the 2019/2020 Brochure Here
To book a performance at your school contact us here.
Will you like it? Quotes from our tour here.

Performances have a non-refindable deposit.  These monies are used to create the production and get the show on the road.  In our twenty year history we have never canceled a production!  If the show needs to be rescheduled the deposit can be used towards the new date.  COVID update: We will continue to honor this policy to the best of our abilities and appreciate your understanding that we do not know when we will be able to tour again at this time.

Saskatoon has a student matinee at the Refinery (tickets here) and Wide Open donates two performance to community schools in Saskatoon.  Email us to register for the give away!

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