Past Projects 2008-2010


A play about two children looking for water in a world filled with garbage, about finding friendship and the beauty of the natural world.

This play was commissioned by Montreal’s Youtheatre, to be performed for kids aged 6-12, with an ecological theme. It was created and performed by Clea Minaker and Karine Sauvé. The music was composed by Montreal band Esmerine. In November and December of 2010 it toured to 25 elementary schools in Quebec, it was seen by over 6000 children…!

Other collaborators include: Faye Dupras (Outside eye, performance and design), Sean Frey (Puppeteer), Evita Karasek (Design intern), Geoff Levine (Set consultant), Michel Lefebvre (Dramaturge).

Light Table Installation. Up on the garbage Hill.

Light Table Installation. Up on the garbage Hill.

Higgelty Piggelty Pop!

Clea Minaker was one of the puppeteers and puppet builders on Higgelty Piggelty Pop! (or There must be More to Life) by Maurice Sendack,  directed by Chris Lavis and Maciek Szczerbowski (ClydeHenry Productions), produced by The National Film Board of Canada and Warner Home D.v.d. The short film appears as an extra feature on the blu-ray d.v.d of Where the Wild Things Are by Spike Jonze.

At the Montreal premiere of Higgelty Piggelty Pop! (left to right) Jamie Shannon (puppeteer), Clea Minaker (puppeteer), Graham Soul (puppeteer), Vicki Veenstra (‘Jennie’ puppet builder).

A puppet demonstration (from left to right) Jennie (the star of the film), Graham Soul (puppeteer), Salim Hammad (puppeteer), Clea Minaker (puppeteer), The Pig, Vicki Veenstra (puppet builder).

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