(via Luminato website)
The Light of the (un)Familiar and Beloved
Ronnie Burkett has been captivated by puppetry since the age of seven, and began touring his shows around Alberta at the age of 14. Ronnie Burkett Theatre of Marionettes was formed in 1986, continuously playing on Canada’s major stages, and as a guest company on numerous tours abroad. Ronnie received the 2009 Siminovitch Prize in Theatre, The Herbert Whittaker Drama Bench Award for Outstanding Contribution to Canadian Theatre, a Village Voice OBIE Award and four Citations of Excellence from the American Center of the Union Internationale de la Marionnette.
The Daisy Theatre is totally different, given that it's primarily improvised each night based upon whim, the news of the day, the audience that shows up.
CHARPO: Tell us about the process...what comes first in terms of that aha! moment and what follows?
I actually think the premise of winging a show is a nice challenge.
CHARPO: Is the fact you're promising each showing will be different like inviting a burnout?
CHARPO: And, finally, what makes it 14+?
The Daisy Theatre is part of Luminato and runs June 14-23