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Chicago Puppet Fest presents:

Skeleton Canoe: A work-in-progress, written and performed by Ty Defoe 

January 29-30, 2022

A work-in-progress, written and performed by Ty Defoe

Created by Ty Defoe, Mark Denning, Katherine Freer & Blair Thomas Skeleton Canoe, a new work-in-progress, is the story of young….

Skeleton Canoe, a new works-in-progress, is the story of young Nawbin as they leave home and set out on a rites of passage through a season of their life. Their journey along the water to discover their truth and way back to themselves and ancestral knowledge. Along the way they discover unexpected friends, weather storms, and gain a canoe! Through the use of puppetry, traditional Anishinaabe lifeways, and multimedia design, Skeleton Canoe makes known what is just below the water’s surface.

Creative Team:
Written and Performed by: Ty Defoe
Dramaturgy and Mask Design by: Mark Denning
Scenic and Multimedia Design by: Katherine Freer
Puppet and Movement Consultant: Blair Thomas
Illustrations by: Katrina Brown
Puppet Design and Fabrication: Kris Waymire
Canoe Design and Fabrication: Kevin Finney

With special funding from:

JKW Foundation

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