Quest for the Moon

Written, Directed, Puppet Design and Construction by Olivia Wheeler (She/Her)

Stage Management by Andrew G. Young (He/Him)

Cast
Andrew G. Young as Puppeteer 1 (English)
Susannah Rebar (She/Her) as Puppeteer 2 (French)

Production Details
Audience: Intended for Young Audiences & Family (Preschool/Kindergarten to Grade 5)
Runtime: 50 minutes – 30 minute show plus 20 minute workshop
Tour dates: April 15-30 2024

Play Description

Quest for the Moon tells the story of a young fox and his friend, the moon. Having never ventured far from his home in the woods, the fox is enamoured with the moon’s stories about far off places that she has seen on her path across the sky. When the moon goes missing, the fox must leave his home and journey across the wilderness in a search to find her. On his journey, he travels through meadows, oceans, and mountains: dazzling, vast, and intimidating. This whimsically told, charming shadow play is performed by two puppeteers. It features an original story and original music/sound design, as well as several puppets of theatre magic.

now booking for april 2024 school tour. for dates april 15-30. contact art starts to book. contact questforthemoon@skam.ca with any questions.
SKAM presents quest for the moon by olivia wheeler featuring susannah rebar and andrew young.

We acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia.

We acknowledge the support of the CRD Arts & Culture Support Service.

Cast

Andrew Young Headshot

Andrew G. Young – Puppeteer 1

Andrew Young (He/Him) is a theatre creator specialising in the design, production and performance of puppetry in all its forms. Over the last decade, Andrew’s work has been seen on stages across Canada, throughout the US and Hong Kong, dazzling audiences of all ages. His puppetry work has been showcased at the National Arts Centre, the Banff Centre, Festival de Casteliers International Puppetry Festival, SummerWorks, Toronto Festival of Clowns, Edge of the Woods Theatre Festival, Weefestival, Ottawa’s Children Festival, and Puppets Up! International festival. He has previously collaborated with SNAFU, Theatre Direct, Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia, Snack Music Collective, Small Pond Arts, Theatre by the Bay, Artichoke Heart, Bruce County Playhouse, Festival Players of Prince Edward County, Wild Talk Theatre, and Moon Dinosaur Theatre. andrewgyoung.com


Susannah Rebar headshot

Susannah Rebar – Puppeteer 2

Susannah (She/Her) has a background working with children and youth in various contexts including interactive children’s theatre, French language learning programs, and a shelter for those experiencing domestic violence. She co-created and directed a video series for French-speaking children, Les Petits Matins, for the Francophone Society of Victoria. Recently, she performed in Vinegar Tom at UVic’s Phoenix Theatre. She has loved going on this Quest for the Moon and hopes you will too.


Creative Team and Crew

Olivia Wheeler Headshot

Olivia Wheeler – Director, Writer, Puppet Design and Construction

Olivia Wheeler (She/Her) is a mixed-race, Chinese Canadian multidisciplinary theatre artist. Her artistic work in sound design, composition, immersive performance design and puppetry spans across the country with companies such as the Stratford Festival, Why Not, Tarragon Theatre, Alberta Theatre Projects and Greater Victoria Shakespeare Festival. Recent theatre credits include sound design for Armadillos (Factory Theatre), Between a Wok and a Hot Pot (Cahoots Theatre), and the development of her play Hey Girl.  Thank you to the Theatre SKAM for the opportunity to develop this show from its conception, and to Andrew, Brayden, and Susannah for bringing Quest for the Moon to life.   

 


Andrew Young Headshot

Andrew G. Young – Stage Manager

Andrew Young (He/Him) is a theatre creator specialising in the design, production and performance of puppetry in all its forms. Over the last decade, Andrew’s work has been seen on stages across Canada, throughout the US and Hong Kong, dazzling audiences of all ages. His puppetry work has been showcased at the National Arts Centre, the Banff Centre, Festival de Casteliers International Puppetry Festival, SummerWorks, Toronto Festival of Clowns, Edge of the Woods Theatre Festival, Weefestival, Ottawa’s Children Festival, and Puppets Up! International festival. He has previously collaborated with SNAFU, Theatre Direct, Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia, Snack Music Collective, Small Pond Arts, Theatre by the Bay, Artichoke Heart, Bruce County Playhouse, Festival Players of Prince Edward County, Wild Talk Theatre, and Moon Dinosaur Theatre. andrewgyoung.com


Contact Olivia Wheeler at questforthemoon@skam.ca for inquiries regarding staging Quest for the Moon.

Contact Janine Rzeplinski at janine@skam.ca for media inquiries.