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Toybox – Creativity in a New Dimension


Tristan flies through the Toronto skyline in a red Classic Supercape while little brother, Phelan pummels him with virtual donuts using the Toybox’s Console of Power!

Yesterday I took my boys to an incredible hands-on traveling art installation called ‘Toybox’.  It is the creation of Playground Studios and is currently open until September 15 at Theatre Passe Muraille.  Toybox is an interactive play space for people of all ages, where cutting edge digital and projection technology is put in the hands of even the smallest players, who are free to create amazing special effects on screen with the help of green screen tricks, lighting, sound and (of course) COSTUMES!  The space also provides creative art materials and building blocks – encouraging creative expression of all kinds from audience members of all ages. Continue reading

Wolfe & Petersen’s Pocket Carnival

Yahoo!  Toronto Buskerfest starts tomorrow!

Meet Eric Wolfe and Mike Petersen (both exceptionally talented puppeteers I met through my previous career in live theatre production).  These creative geniuses have joined forces in a fantastic performance at Buskerfest that will delight the proverbial ‘children of all ages’.  Woolfe & Petersen’s Pocket Carnival is modeled after the centuries-old traditions of the Punch and Judy show and the Flea Circus. (Here’s a little trailer for their performance.) Continue reading