Set deep in Yukon’s boreal forest Theatre in the Bush takes the ritual and mad magic of a bush party and distills it into an interactive, multidisciplinary event.
Featuring a line up of the best and brightest Yukon creators, Theatre in the Bush offers playful, daring theatre,dance, underwear fights, spoken word, gourmet food, bonfires and music mixed with a healthy dose of folksy charm.
Brian Fidler and Edward Westerhuis
Geneviève Doyon, Jessica Hickman and Claire Ness
Developed with support from the Yukon Arts Centre
photo: Edward Westerhuis
With all of the puppets and set constructed from cardboard, hot glue and magnets Tombstone mashes the genres of science fiction and westerns and blends the worlds of puppetry and film.
Petal, a lonesome cowgirl working at the robot western-styled amusement park town of Tombstone dreams of creating her own wild- west entertainment show with a real live cowboy.
When Hank rides into town Petal seizes the opportunity to use Hank’s cowboy skills but doesn’t count on falling in love with the drifter cowboy.
Set against the backdrop of a robot uprising Petal struggles with her own identity when she finds herself in a love triangle with Hank and a robot cowboy.
Tombstone is part spaghetti western, part Westworld and all cardboard!
We keep things simple and count as our most trusted materials: hot glue, cardboard and magnets. No matter what the content of the production our starting place is: How do we create this work physically with what we have at hand? If we can’t build it from found materials, buy it cheap or borrow it, we tell the story simply.
Since 2006 Ramshackle Theatre has been presenting and touring original work. Under the Artistic Directorship of Brian Fidler the company has presented two productions at the Summerworks Performance Festival (The Cloaker and the Cabinet 2007, Broken 2012), brought our production Sci-Fi Double Feature to Victoria, Vancouver, The Banff Centre for the Arts and to the National Arts Centre in Ottawa and toured the solo play Broken about Alzheimer’s Disease, across the country.
Founder & Artistic Director
Filmmaker, Collaborator, and Designer
Composer & Sound Designer