Summerfest Week 3: LOON by Wonderheads

June 25- 28

by Wonderheads

Kate and Andrew Phoenix

LOON. Credit Second Glance Photography.


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Wordless. Whimsical. Imaginative.

Acclaimed physical theatre company and mask imagineers the WONDERHEADS bring you a most peculiar love story that whisks a man to the moon and back. Delighted audiences ages 10-110 describe the magnificent mix of puppetry, mime, soundscape and mask-work as “pure magic” and “like a live cartoon”  in this moving silent story.



***Join us on the opening night of The Wonderhead‘s LOON  for the book launch celebration of their new publication The Wonderheads Book of Wonder. Bubbly and moon pies (in honor of the man who falls in love with the moon in LOON) will be served, books will be available for purchase and signing by the artists following their show. The event will take place in the CoHo lobby at 2257 NW Raleigh St. on Thursday, June 25 at 8:30 directly after the performance. 


Audiences Say:
“Pure magic.” – CBC
“LOON is a live cartoon for lovers and for dreamers; that is, for everyone. I’d give it more than five stars – I’d give it the moon.” – CBC
“This is a show the likes of which you won’t see anywhere else, and will remember for a long while.” – Vancouver Sun
“LOON bathes its audience in the purest magic of imaginative theatre.” – Orlando Weekly
“Genius both in concept and execution.” – Calgary Sun
“LOON is an emotional, wonderful, silent tour de force.” – Vancouver Province
”A magnificent mix of puppetry, mime, soundscape and mask-work that gives the life of a poor urban schlemiel such dignity and pathos, you can’t help but be moved, first to laughter, then to tears.” – Edmonton Journal
• Critics’ Choice Award – Best Show (Orlando Fringe, 2013)
• Critics’ Choice Award – Best Original Work (Orlando Fringe, 2013)
• Critics’ Choice Award – Best Female Performance (Orlando Fringe, 2013)
• Sold Out Award (Orlando Fringe, 2013)
• Critics’ Choice Award (Edmonton Fringe, 2012)
• Best of Fest Award (Edmonton Fringe, 2012)
• Pick of the Fringe Award (Vancouver Fringe, 2012)
• Volunteer Choice Award (Vancouver Fringe, 2012)

About the Artists:

Kate Braidwood (Cast, Deviser, Mask and Sound Designer):

Kate Braidwood, WONDERHEADS Co-Founding ‘Head’, is an actor, deviser, sound designer, director and teacher.  She is also a professional mask maker, responsible for the big heads used in WONDERHEADS’ work and whose masks are used on stages, in films and in classrooms around the world.  As an actor she has performed nationally and internationally, including credits with Miracle Theatre (Portland OR), Theatre SKAM (Victoria BC), The Dell’Arte Company (Blue Lake, CA), Furano Natural Studio (Japan), and Four on the Floor (Arcata, CA).  Kate is a graduate of the University of Victoria with a BFA in Acting and she earned her MFA in Ensemble Based Physical Theatre from Dell’Arte International School of Physical Theatre, where she trained as an actor-creator, studying the development of original, physically driven work in ensemble.  It was at Dell’Arte that her passion for mask was truly ignited and developed, during which time she trained in the Italian form of Commedia Dell’Arte, studied mask performance with Joan Schirle and Ronli

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