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The Twilight Parade

still from live show

Currently back in studio for revisions, as well as the making of the French version of the film, The Twilight Parade returns under our digital touring initiative in fall 2019.

The Twilight Parade is a grassroots, large-scale community-engaged project, both inspired by and starring puppets handmade by residents of Wakefield, Quebec and area and brought to life by eight actors performing live voice-overs of the 45 characters in the film.

This feature-length film tells the story of a community theatre company performing their play, “The Twilight Parade.” The community play tells the story of a group of villagers who, while debating the future of their community water well, begin to understand the larger forces at play that erode the threads that hold communities together. Their hard-earned insights are witnessed by Darmagon, an other-worldly being who has run away from his society in the clouds in search of answers to his own questions on ownership, purpose and belonging.

Over 100 community members lent their talents to the production: making puppets, designing and building sets and costumes, puppeteering, and performing pre-recorded vocal tracks as a guide for future live performances.

LIVE SHOW CAST 2018: Sheena Turcotte, Michael McKinnell, Shaista Latif, Jeffrey Ferguson, Tom Werbo, Gary Dimmock, Anouk-Michelle Grégoire, Carolina Bookless and Michael Clarke.

This is one of the 200 exceptional projects funded through the Canada Council for the Arts’ New Chapter program. With this $35M investment, the Council supports the creation and sharing of the arts in communities across Canada.

Ce projet est l’un des 200 projets exceptionnels soutenus par le programme Nouveau chapitre du Conseil des arts du Canada. Avec cet investissement 35 M$, le Conseil des arts appuie la création et le partage des arts au cœur de nos vies et dans l’ensemble du Canada.