Otosan

Ages: Ages 4 and up 
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A puppet of a man and a puppet of a little girl. There are four puppeteers in the background
Photo by Erin Palm

Adventures in the North

When little Shizu hides in her Otosan’s suitcase and secretly travels to his most dangerous destination The North, her presence is a big surprise and an even bigger nuisance to her gruff, no-nonsense father. Facing snowy owls, white wolves and grizzly bears in the most remote of locations, Otosan and Shizu must learn to tackle challenges together, eventually learning how to communicate their love. Inspired by Co-creator Shizuka Kai’s real-life experience with her father, a wildlife videographer, Otosan is a beautifully told story that uses puppetry, real wildlife projections and an original score to take the audience on an immersive journey. Watch the video below.

Otosan development support provided by Young People’s Theatre, Toronto, Canada.

Created with the support of Deaf Consultants, Caroline Hébert and Ladan Sahraei, to include people who are Deaf or hard of hearing.

World Premiere!

ASL Vlog About the Show

Producing Company: Little Onion Puppet Co.

Country: BC, Canada

Genre: Theatre / Puppetry

Show length: 45 minutes

Ages: Ages 4 and up 

Curriculum Connections:

Kindergarten | Grade 1 | Grade 2 | Grade 3 | Grade 4 | Grade 5

Venue: The Nest  
1398 Cartwright St 3rd Floor 
Vancouver, BC

Accessibility options available for those with hearing impairments

Deaf and hard of hearing friendly

Ticket Information

FOR SCHOOLS:

  • $12+GST /ticket for one show
  • $11+GST/ticket for two shows

FOR THE PUBLIC:

  • Tickets: $13.50 per child/senior; $23.00 per adult +S/C and GST
  • Festival 4‑Pack: (4 tickets to 1 show) $62.00 +S/C and GST

Accessibility Information

Accessibility:

Deaf / hard of hearing friendly
Created with the support of Deaf Consultants, Caroline Hébert and Ladan Sahraei, to include people who are Deaf or hard of hearing. View the ASL Vlog about the show. 

Lights and sound
Because the show is still in creation, information about lights and sound won’t be available until closer to the festival.

Participation and interaction
Puppeteers will enter the audience.
Puppets will interact with the audience and touch them, they won’t if you put your hand up.

Content
Contains bear attack

Relaxed Performance
There will be a relaxed performance on Saturday, June 1 at 11:30 am. 

A Visual Story with more detailed information about the show will be available here by May 27th. This Visual Guide  about the venue helps people prepare for a new experience or to decide if this space works for them.

Show times & Tickets

In person

Tuesday, May 28  Additional show info In person 
10:30 – 11:15 AM  Q&A Get tickets 
12:30 – 1:15 PM  Get tickets 
Wednesday, May 29  Additional show info In person 
12:30 – 1:15 PM  Q&A Get tickets 
Thursday, May 30  Additional show info In person 
10:30 – 11:15 AM  Get tickets 
Friday, May 31  Additional show info In person 
12:30 – 1:15 PM  Get tickets 
Saturday, June 1  Additional show info In person 
10:30 – 11:15 AM  Q&A, Relaxed Performance  Get tickets 
12:30 – 1:15 PM  Get tickets 
Sunday, June 2  Additional show info In person 
2:30 – 3:15 PM  Get tickets 

Show highlights

Show Acknowledgements

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