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Outdoor Show

Friday & Saturday, December 8 & 9, 2023

6pm & 7pm

The Esplanade & Berkeley St


Embark on a whimsical journey with Mudlark, a theatrical shadow puppetry performance of a young girl who seeks a place to call home among the enchanting stories of the Esplanade neighbourhood. Experience her navigation through time, witnessing the land's resilience and ever-evolving history. Discover the warmth of a home, dream of the future alongside her, and add your unique touch to this immersive and interactive show!

“Mudlark” promises a show that merges music, dance, and shadow puppetry, was conceptualized by artists with the creative contributions of Esplanadians of all ages who attended multiple workshops to create music, contribute to the storyline, and craft shadow puppets.

Dress warmly and be part of this celebration of The Esplanade's rich tapestry! Join us for an unforgettable storytelling experience on Friday, December 8th or Saturday, December 9th for an outdoor performance, a 30-minute journey into our neighbourhood's past, present and future.

WHEN | Fri, Dec 8 & Sat, Dec 9 at 6pm & 7pm
WHERE | David Crombie Park (The Esplanade & Berkeley St)


Artistic Direction: Isorine Marc
Musical Direction: Aline Morales, Lauren Barnettt
Shadow Puppetry: Brescia Nember Reid
Creative Consultant: Sarah N. Ahmad
Scene 1 written by Mahlikah Outten
Scenes 2 to 6 written by Sharon Zarita Adhiambo
Performers: Aline Morales, Lauren Barnett, Brescia Nember Reid, Troy Feldman, Karen Lam, Nickeshia Garrick, Mahlikah The Moonrise Poet
Production: Maria Paula Triviño, Iris Unlu, Yusra Yacout, Afnan Yakot


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