courageous and often improbable executions of hair-brained ideas in order to make beauty for this brave new world

Birdbone theatre makes puppet shows for Hard Times. It is faithful to beauty-making and feels obligated to raise a crooked little puppet finger here and there in opposition to the oppressive, unimaginative murk that weighs down upon the People when fear-mongering and business-as-usual narratives are passed off as story telling. Birdbone theatre is Possibilitarian at heart because it was forged at the Bread and Puppet Theatre under the work of Peter Schumann, and also because it has no choice.

We make shows both smaller and larger-than-us, built from the materials at hand. We have collaborated with friends far and wide, and performed our work in puppet festivals, punk bike shops, schools, cafe store fronts, union houses, kitchens, sheds and theatres across Ontario, Quebec, the Maritimes and the eastern states of the U.S.A. 

Birdbone Theatre was founded by Alison Boyce and Aleksandra Bragoszewska in 2012 to apprentice courageous storytelling by way of puppet spectacle. It has since been graced by the strange and wonderful talents of: Hurdy gurdy goddess, Alison Gowan, puppeteer mistress, Kristine White, and drum-on-anything-man Christos Smirnios.