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Ramshackle Theatre Society

Ramshackle Theatre

RAMSHACKLE THEATRE SOCIETY

In our tiny studio in the Yukon’s boreal forest  Ramshackle Theatre creates cardboard puppet shows, original plays and outdoor theatre events for Yukon and national audiences.

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.


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Issue: 2017-03-29, PHOTO: Edward Westerhuis

What does it take to make a puppet show that is also a stage show and a live-action video all in one? A script, a bunch of performers, some music. Lights, cameras, action. And cardboard. Miles of cardboard, according to Edward Westerhuis. Read more

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Issue: 2015-04-09 PHOTO: courtesy of the Guild Society

Whitehorse has an awesome art scene. This month, The Guild will try to make it more awesome when its production of Cannibal! The Musical hits the stage. The play, which is based on the film of the same name, has been circulating North America for... Read more

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Theatre in the Bush is held in the fall, and with a start time of around 8:45 pm, it’s held in the dark. The darkness and the bush are integral to the event. Read more

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Brian Fidler's latest one-person show, which he wrote and stars in, has an inclusive quality about it. Broken, which premiered in Whitehorse in the fall of 2012, deals with Alzheimer's disease and the way it affects family relationships. Read more

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For Whitehorse-based theatre artist Brian Fidler, the desire to perform dates way back. "I can trace it to third grade," he says. "Our teacher would get us to read stories we'd written in front of the class and I loved getting a reaction." Read more

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What is memory? Where does it live? Where can it take you? Who does it belong to? What is it like to live without it? These are some of the questions at the heart of Broken, a new play by Whitehorse theatre maker Brian Fidler ... Read more

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It sounds nasty. A small group of northerners is scheming to infect a major southern city with Syphilis next month. But there's no need to alert public health officials. Ramshackle Theatre is ... Read more

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Rocket ships hanging from strings, tinfoil meteorites and cardboard cutouts... who doesn't love a good '60s sci-fi B-movie? Read more

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Margaret Thatcher. Genocide. Venereal disease. Personal betrayal. These are not the standard fare of romantic comedy. But in the deft hands of Whitehorse playwright Peter Jickling, they become wickedly funny ... Read more

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When Betty Beemer needs a health pamphlet written, she turns to Vaughn Fischer, a freelancer whose career is going nowhere. But Vaughn quickly becomes obsessed with turning a simple tract on syphilis into a masterpiece. Read more

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Cam, that breakdancing Brownie Hawkeye camera, and Legs, the glove that struts and dances like a DJ, have returned to Whitehorse. Cam & Legs creator and puppeteer, Brian Fidler, has scheduled the shows for Thursday to Sunday at The Old Fire Hall. Th Read more

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There is a moment in Fully Committed when Brian Fidler's character, Sam, gives his father some disappointing news over the telephone. Read more

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