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No matter where adventure takes you, enjoy the journey. Slow down. Drive for winter.

On the other hand, anger can be very damaging. There is always a cost to the self and to those who are affected by our anger. Anger also feeds on itself. We used to believe that “letting off a bit of steam” was good for the soul but we now know that it can have the opposite effect. Ranting does not release anger; instead, it escalates the underlying feelings that led to our desire to vent in the first place. If you are wondering if I’m suggesting that we should keep negative emotions bottled up inside, rest assured: I am not. I am just trying to highlight that these are complex questions. And that is why Dib and Dob and the Journey Home is a truly remarkable play. Rather than suggesting that we say to children “Don’t feel anger”, it takes on the complexity of these emotions and asks the question “How do you deal with anger when you feel it?” Most importantly, it does so in the context of a comedy, in a play styled after old vaudeville routines, built clown turn after clown turn, physical gag after physical gag. We all have a bit of Dib and a bit of Dob in us, so the play is letting us laugh at ourselves as we see these two brothers go through the adventure of finding an elusive place called home. And now, ibby tie po play!

artistic director/director dib and dob and the journey home


Pablo Felices-Luna


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Well, we all experience it. Human interaction is complicated and we often have to face frustrating situations. We may try to remain calm, but the right mix of personality, circumstance and context will get to the most even-keeled person. Not surprisingly, our loved ones are the people best equipped to get a rise out of us. They know which buttons to push and how hard to push them, and let’s face it, prolonged contact can exacerbate old slights whether they are real or not.

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Dib &Dob and

the Journey Home created by

David S. Craig and Robert Morgan

Recommended for ages 6 to 11 45 minutes with no intermission

approximate running time:


Pablo Felices-Luna Erin McGrath

assistant director:

set, costume and props designer:

Rick Sacks

sound designer: lighting director: stage manager:

Karyn McCallum

Katherine Johnston

Meghan Speakman

Gordon Tanner: dib • Aaron Pridham: dob • Alissa Watson: puppeteer production manager: technical director:

Laura Lindeblom Curtis Cushnie

head of wardrobe: head of props:

Samantha Harrison

head of carpentry: venue technician: head painter: stage and lighting crew:

Diane Klisko Van McLean Eric Bossé

Farrah Okolita

Jeff Guner, Andrea Lake, Leigh Anne Parry

Dib and Dob and the Journey Home was developed and premiered by Roseneath Theatre under the direction of Jim Warren. Special Thanks: Carousel Players, Roseneath Theatre, Kim Selody and Mountain Equipment Coop and to Carrie Costello for puppet consultation. Manitoba Theatre for Young People is a member of the Professional Association of Canadian Theatres and engages under the terms of the Canadian Theatre Agreement, professional Artists who are members of Canadian Actors’ Equity Association.

BIOS • CREATIVE TEAM Playwright David S. Craig • David S. Craig is a Montreal born, Toronto based theatre artist. As a playwright, he has written 29 professionally produced dramatic works including the hit comedy Having Hope at Home and the internationally acclaimed Danny, King of the Basement which has been seen by over half a million people in North America alone. Danny premiered at the Lorraine Kimsa Theatre for Young People (Toronto, ON) in 2001 to unanimous critical acclaim from The Toronto Star, CBC Radio, The Toronto Sun and NOW Magazine. MTYP first produced the play in 2001, with its American premiere in 2004 and its UK premiere in 2005. The play was nominated for the German Children’s Theatre Prize, the first Canadian play so nominated. To date, the production has been seen by over 250,000 children and their families, making it the most successful children’s play in Canadian theatre history. other successful plays include Smokescreen, which has been translated into five languages, his award-winning adaptation of Carlo Goldoni’s The Fan and his adaptation of Michel Ende’s The Neverending Story, which premiered at the Seattle Children’s Theatre and has had productions throughout North America. His oneman show Napalm the Magnificent was performed extensively over a ten-year period including the John Houseman Theatre in Manhattan. Mr. Craig has won The Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding Production (three times), the Chalmers New Play Award (three times), the Rideau Award, The Canada Council Prize, The Writer’s Guild Prize for Radio Drama and a Harold. Toronto’s NOW Magazine named Mr. Craig, “One of Canada’s Top Twenty Playwrights” and in 2014 he was awarded the Barbara Hamilton Award for Artistic Excellence by the City of Toronto.

Playwright Robert Morgan • Robert Morgan has enjoyed a lengthy and eclectic career. Over the past 25 years he has written more than 20 professionally produced plays and acted in and directed over 40 productions. Robert was the founding Artistic Director of the Children’s Peace Theatre and a founding Artistic Director of Roseneath Theatre. His play, Morgan’s Journey, has been performed every year for over 25 years and has become the longest touring play in Canadian history. He has won the prestigious Chalmers Award for outstanding play writing six times and his work, which has received a total of ten Dora nominations – with four winning best production, has been performed around the world including Cuba, the former Czechoslovakia, the United Kingdom, France and extensively throughout the United States and Canada (including Cree communities on the James and Hudson Bays). past performance venues include: The Brooklyn Academy of Music in New York, the Traverse Theatre in Edinburgh, The Lyric Theatre in Hammersmith, the NAC, and Nathan Philips Square. Throughout his career Robert has been a strong advocate for bringing the arts to all children. continued on next page

BIOS • CREATIVE TEAM Director Pablo Felices-Luna is the Artistic Director of Manitoba Theatre for Young People. He was born and raised in Peru, and came to Canada more than 25 years ago to pursue a career in theatre. Throughout his career, Pablo has worked as a director, stage manager, technical director, production manager and translator. He has worked for reputed companies like Roseneath Theatre and Theatre Beyond Words, and toured shows into Young People’s Theatre, Manitoba Theatre for Young People, Youtheatre and various Children’s Series in the U.S. Assistant Director Erin McGrath • Erin is a local actor, singer and musician who has performed in regional theatres across the country. selected theatre credits include: Angels In America: Perestroika (Winnipeg Jewish Theatre), The Penelopiad (Manitoba Theatre Centre), Marriage: A Demolition in Two Acts (PTE); Sunday In The Park With George (Gallery Works), Three Sisters, Age of Arousal (Theatre Projects MB), Fiddler On The Roof (Chemainus Theatre Festival), My Fair Lady, Seussical (Western Canada Theatre). Erin is a graduate of the Randolph Academy for the Performing Arts. Set, Costume & Props Designer Karyn McCallum • This is Karyn’s first project with MTYP and the third production of Dib and Dob. Karyn has designed in theatres across Canada and in England as well as having worked as a scenic artist in theatre and in film. Karyn’s interest in the performing arts began with puppet theatre as a child which led her to the rare opportunity of going backstage at the CBC and meeting professional puppeteers and artists on the set of Razzle Dazzle; her future goals were in place. Many decades, diplomas, degrees and mentorships later she still enjoys creating magical storytelling environments and hopes to inspire others on their own creative path. Sound Designer Richard Sacks • Rick is the technical director at Arraymusic after serving as its Artistic Director for five years. Rick also performs with the Canadian Opera Company, on film tracks, in modern dance works and with the contemporary and avant-garde groups Arraymusic, Aventa Ensemble (recent tour to Roulette in NY and points across Canada), Art of Time Ensemble (new arrangements of Beatle’s Sergeant Pepper) The Glass Orchestra, New Music Concerts, Ensemble Noir (Canada’s first Classical ensemble to perform in Nigeria, Ghana and South Africa), Red Sky (Beijing Olympics, Shanghai World Expo), Tapestry New Opera, The Evergreen Club Gamelan (tours to Indonesia), Queen of Puddings and many others. He has toured extensively throughout Africa, Asia and Europe with these groups and has worked with such masters as Pierre Boulez, Henry Brant, George Crumb, Heinz Holliger, Mauricio Kagel, Udo Kasemets,

Helmut Lachenmann, Witold Lutoslawski, Terry Riley and James Tenney. upcoming work includes: two plays for young people (Roseneath Theatre and Humber College Theatre Department), working with VibraFusionLab in London Ontario to develop haptic composition for use in exploration of music for the deaf and disabled, a tour to Shanghai to perform Tono, a full season of improvisation and chamber music with Arraymusic. Lighting Designer Katherine Johnson • Katherine is a graduate of the University of Winnipeg’s Department of Theatre and Film where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Production and Stage Management. past credits for mtyp include: Routes, New Canadian Kid and The Power of Harriet T. other theatre credits include: lighting design for Edward II and Constellations (Theatre by the River), Enchanted April and St. Carman of the Main (U of W). Katherine is thrilled to be making her debut as a MTYP lighting designer with this production. Stage Manager Meghan Speakman • Meghan is delighted to be returning to Manitoba Theatre for Young People for this production of Dib and Dob and the Journey Home — one of her favourite pieces of theatre for any age. She was last in Winnipeg for MTYP’s 2015 run of Peg and the Yeti. Meghan always welcomes the opportunity to work with Pablo Felices-Luna, after joining him on several productions for Carousel Players in St. Catharines, Ontario. Meghan is a Toronto based stage manager who has worked and toured with companies across Ontario. recent credits include: Spirit Horse, Outside, The Money Tree (Roseneath Theatre), Dib and Dob and the Journey Home, Water Under the Bridge (Carousel Players), Perfect Wedding, Real Estate (Lighthouse Festival Theatre), Old Wives’ Tales (Port Stanley Festival Theatre), For a Good Time Call Kathy Blanchard (Outside Inside), The Thing Between Us (the mcguffin company), Cockfight (Red One Theatre Collective/Theatre Brouhaha), Fortune and Men’s Eyes (Birdland Theatre), and When the Ice Breaks (Down n’ Out Productions). Up next: Stupidhead! (Theatre Passe Muraille). Meghan is based in Toronto, Ontario, and is a graduate of Ryerson Theatre School. Special ankoos po Katherine Johnston – have fun on the road! continued on next page

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BIOS • CAST Dob Aaron Pridham • Aaron is extremely excited to work with such an amazing, and hilarious, group of people on his first show at MTYP! some other shows you may have seen him in include: The Hound of the Baskervilles, Portage and Munich: 50 Below (Prairie Theatre Exchange), Alice Through the Looking Glass (Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Shakespeare in the Ruins Tour) Avenue Q, and Mr Burns: a Post-Electric Play (District Theatre Collective). Also, he’d like to thank his parents and all his friends for being so ridiculously supportive in all the crazy things he does. Enjoy the show! Dib Gordon Tanner • Gordon is very happy to be making his first MTYP appearance with such a beautiful play and such a loveable cast and crew! Two of his favourite things are travelling around Manitoba and performing for young audiences, and he can’t wait to get on the road, bringing Dib and Dob to schools near and far! other theatre credits include: Three Sisters, In The Chamber 2010, The Elmwood Visitation, and I Do… Do You? For Theatre Projects Manitoba; Jane Eyre, A Christmas Story, Mrs. Warren’s Profession, IN THE NEXT ROOM (with Tarragon), Calendar Girls (with Mirvish), White Christmas, It’s a Wonderful Life: A Radio Play, Strong Poison, Our Town, The Retreat from Moscow, Guys and Dolls (with Theatre Calgary/Citadel), A Christmas Carol, Much Ado About Nothing, The Winslow Boy (with Theatre Aquarius) and The Complete History of Manitoba from the Beginning of Time to the Present in 45 Minutes for RMTC; Death of a Salesman, Lebensraum, Broken Glass, Soap and Laughter for WJT; Magical Mystery Munsch, The Hound of the Baskervilles, Moonlight and Magnolias and Something Drastic for PTE; Yeliena, and Paradise Lost for Adhere And Deny; The Full Monty at Rainbow Stage; La Trappe and Des Fraises en Janvier for le Cercle Moliére; and Assassins and She Loves Me for Dry Cold Productions. Ankoo so po toe po Ardith ay Ben!

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Puppeteer Alissa Watson • The last time Alissa was on stage at MTYP, she was hanging with a monster in a dresser (Night Light). Now she is living in a tree wrangling another one for her fourth winter on the road touring Theatre for Young Audiences. With a diverse background in music and theatre, Alissa has trained at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama in England, is an alumna of the Professional Training Program at Prairie Theatre Exchange and holds a Bachelor of Music and a Bachelor of Education from Brandon University. Over the last several years, Alissa has focused her training on various styles of clowning and physical theatre at the Manitoulin Conservatory for Creation and Performance with John Turner of Mump & Smoot. She is a founding member of Winnipeg’s only all female Bouffon ensemble, The Talentless Lumps and co-artistic director of The Red Nose Diaries, whose original clown show The Polka Dots of Death: The Making of a Supervillian appeared at the Winnipeg and Edmonton Fringe Festivals this past summer. selected credits include: Harvey (RMTC); Harold and Vivian Entertain Guests (Sarasvàti); Small Things, Mission: Munschpossible, Magical Mystery Munsch – with Gord! (PTE); and most recently, Striped Down Midsummer Night’s Dream – with Aaron! (SIR). Much love to the MTYP family for having her back and Pablo for monstra, ALL the fleurs, and most importantly, this incredible experience. Hup!





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Mess Josephine is putting on a play—Boris and Sistahl help. It’s about anorexia. But don’t let that put you off. Unflinchingly they confront big issues (and extremely tiny ones). Today they will tackle a particularly thin elephant in the room. Obsession, addiction and not wanting to get out of bed: a play with songs from 2013 Olivier Award nominated Caroline Horton (You’re Not Like Other Girls Chrissy, Penelope Retold, Islands). Recommended for ages 13 + 75 minutes (no interval]

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AWARDS FOR MESS Winner • Best Ensemble (The Stage Awards 2012) Winner • Argus Angel Award (Brighton Fringe 2013) Nominated • OFFIE for Best New Play 2013

A NOTE FROM CAROLINE HORTON ON MESS… As with all of my shows, I set out to make a surprising, exciting and beautiful piece of theatre but with Mess, by telling a version of my own story of illness and recovery from anorexia, I also wanted to encourage greater understanding of the experiences of sufferers and carers, and to encourage people to talk more openly about the illness, and to ask questions – even the ‘wrong’ ones. Susan Ringwood from Beat (UK eating disorder charity) put her finger on my hopes for the piece at a preview showing: “Eating disorders thrive on secrecy and shame, but Mess brings the illness out into the open in a way that will change both hearts and minds. Its honest and insightful portrayal will bring hope to anyone affected by an eating disorder”. I am hugely grateful to the incredible people I have had the privilege of working with: the creative team, China Plate as producers, experts from the Maudsley Hospital, King’s College London’s Institute of Psychiatry, Ethox and Beat.

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BIOS • CAST Caroline Horton • A theatre maker, performer and writer based between Birmingham (UK) and Madrid (Spain). She was nominated for a 2013 Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in Affiliate Theatre for You’re Not Like The Other Girls Chrissy, which also won The Stage Awards Best Solo Performer in 2010. Caroline’s second show Mess continues to tour internationally after opening at The Traverse in August 2012, where it won Best Ensemble at The Stage Awards. Mess also won an Argus Angel award and was nominated for an Offie for Best New Play. Her controversial show Islands, opened at The Bush (London) in 2015 and was then invited to be part of the 2015 British Council Showcase in Edinburgh. Recently Caroline has also written and performed Tranklements for the New Vic and Penelope RETOLD for Derby Theatre, which toured nationwide in 2015. Her first radio play for BBC Radio 4, Paris, Nana & Me was shortlisted for the 2014 Imison Award and her new play Pandora aired in 2016. She’s an associate artist at Birmingham Repertory Theatre. Caroline regularly mentors companies and artists and leads workshops. She also collaborates with other companies as a deviser, performer, writer and director. Caroline was part of a recent Royal Court Writers’ Group, presenting work as part of their Live Lunch series. In 2016 she was BBC Birmingham’s first ever Writer in Residence, working across three popular national radio and TV dramas produced in the city. Her new show All Of Me is currently in development. Alex Swift • A performer, director and theatre-maker. He is Artistic Director of Permanent Red Theatre Company and an Associate Artist with Daedelus Theatre Company. recent work as director includes: Heads Up by Kieran Hurley, How To Win Against History by Seiriol Davies, Error 404 by Daniel Bye, Fat Man by Martin Bonger, and Puffball by Caroline Williams. He trained at École Philippe Gaulier in Paris and his work has won Best Ensemble in the Stage Awards for Acting Excellence, a Fringe First, a Broadway Baby Bobby, An Argus Angel, the Vault Festival Pick of the Year Award, the The Bush Theatre Directing Award. Hannah Boyde • Has worked extensively in theatre. most recent credits include: Great Expectations (Attic Theatre), Babyshow (Unicorn Theatre), The Box of Photographs (Polka Theatre), Lands of Glass (Unfolding Theatre), Fields Unsown (Attic Theatre), The Dragon (Southwark Playhouse), Henry V (Unicorn Theatre), Dora (Unicorn Theatre), War Horse (New London Theatre), Quality Street (Finborough Theatre), Fuente Ovejuna (Southwark Playhouse), Heldenplatz (Arcola Theatre), Yours Abundantly, From Zimbabwe (Oval House Theatre), Twelfth Night (Oxford Shakespeare Company), The Taming Of The Shrew, The Beggar’s Opera, continued on next page

Macbeth, The Importance Of Being Earnest (All for Changeling Theatre), Huis Clos (Tour de Force Theatre). She regularly takes part in devising work and is at home working in both French and English. Television includes The Last Days Of Anne Boleyn (BBC2), At Home With The Georgians (BBC2). Radio includes Gracey And Me (Radio 4). Seiriol Davies • A writer, actor and songwriter. His first musical, How to Win Against History–about the real-life 5th Marquis of Anglesey, who bankrupted one of the wealthiest families of all time, and was scrubbed out of history for being just too fabulous–opened at the 2016 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, where it was a critical and audience hit, lauded as “a work of genius” by The Telegraph and won The Stage Award and Broadway Baby Bobby Award. He’s also made shows with Punchdrunk, You Need Me and Gideon Reeling, as well as making Islands with Caroline Horton & Co. He’s currently working on two more musicals: the first, Scroungers, is a rollicking tubthumper about young people caught in the absurd, bureaucratic spirals of the British government’s unemployment programme of Positivity Training. The second, Milky Peaks, is a dark, sparkling murder mystery, Under Milk Wood meets Twin Peaks, about communities: what we do to ourselves to create them and what we’ll do to others to protect them. China Plate • An independent theatre studio that works with artists, venues, festivals and funders to make original, exciting theatre that plays with form and has narrative at its heart. The company is currently collaborating with Chris Thorpe, Contender Charlie, Dan Jones, Inspector Sands, Rachel Bagshaw, Sarah Punshon and Caroline Horton (as co-producers of Islands, Chrissy, For The Little People and Mess). China Plate are Associate Producers at Warwick Arts Centre where they develop and commission new work, Artistic Associates at the New Wolsey Theatre where they are Directors of PULSE Festival, Programmers of New Directions (the NRTF showcase) and producers of innovative development programmes including The Darkroom, The Optimists (producer training) and The First Bite and Bite Size Festivals. In 2016, China Plate created, toured and programmed work for over 19,000 people (nationally and internationally). China Plate are Ed Collier, Paul Warwick, Kirsten Burrows and Kaya Stanley-Money.


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“(The) audience was captivated by a combination of skillful puppetry and visuals, lovely harmonies, and gentle myth.” – mooney on theatre A drought has persisted for a long time in this region of West Africa. One day, an ancient baobab tree brings forth an egg and from it, a little boy is born, who is the only one who can free the source of water. Baobab blends puppetry, drums and shadow theatre with traditional West African storytelling. “This celebration of passing on traditions between generations makes Baobab a great story to share between parents, grandparents and children,” says Pablo Felices-Luna. Winner of the Dora Mavor Moore Award, Prix de la critique 2010 (awarded by the Quebec Association of Critics) and the Public’s Award at L’Arrière Scène.

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8+ April 21 7pm • April 22 4pm • April 29 1+4pm spectacle en français: 23 avril, 13 h Le Carrousel, compagnie de théâtre When Hansel arrives, it upsets the balance of Gretel’s life completely. When their parents abandon them in the forest and they end up in the witch’s house, she is tempted to push him into the oven with their jailer and get rid of him forever. “The play is deliciously dark and so relatable if you have ever wished to be an only child, even if it is just for a little while. And yet, Gretel comes out at the other end of the story embracing her role as Hansel’s big sister,” says Pablo Felices-Luna. “Precise and colourful, full of plot twists and games and appealing to the intelligence of young audiences.” – la presse

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Jennifer Fisher

Barry McKay and Cindy Miller

Valerie Shantz

Barb and Dennis Fletcher

Linda Meckling

Edith Stanley

Karen Gripp

Celoris Miller

Jayson Stoffman

Joci Guerra

Lorna Pryce

Cornelia Van Ineveld

Elizabeth Hammond

Daniel Rosin

Jesse Vorst

Shirley Hampton

Val and Brent Severyn

Mary Agnes Welch

Teresa Hay

Casey Shapira

Jey Williamson

Melissa Hazelton

Sandy Shay

Cathy Wozny

Richard Howell

Ava Snow

Friends $30+

Brenda Hrycyk

Geri and Peter Spencer

Lorna Aasland

Linda Hull

Eric St. Vincent

Christine and Alex Albert

Ron and Shannon Ivsek

Mireille St. Vincent

Tyler and Nadine Albright

Ian King

Lea Stirling

Jean-Guy Bourgeois

Donna Kowal

Ross and Bette Jean Taylor

Edward Carriere

Andrea Kowal

Michelle Vandenbroeck

Laurence Christensen

Tusia Kozub

Stefanie Wiens

Doug and Patty Christie

Brigitte L’Heureux

Michael Williams

R. Keith Coffin & Wilma L. Coffin

Don Laluk

Gwen Watson

Andre Lambert


Judith and Raymond Reichert

This listing reflects gifts made from February 1st, 2015 – January 17, 2017. If there are inaccuracies in the listing please let us know by calling Rebecca Brask at 204.954.1708 or email

Thank you! We would like to extend our sincere thanks and gratitude to all who chose to donate to our fall mainstage and theatre school campaigns as well as those who participated in our Pass the Hat campaign during the run of The Jungle Book. In total we raised $21, 896 in individual and corporate donations! We are honoured that you have chosen to be a part of our Friends of MTYP and Corporate Partner programs. We truly could not accomplish all that we do without your support. From the MTYP Board, the staff and most importantly the 90,000 kids and teens we serve, thank you!






MTYP Dib and Dobb and the Journey Home /Mess program  

24 page program for 2017 performances

MTYP Dib and Dobb and the Journey Home /Mess program  

24 page program for 2017 performances