Paper Song

by Jared Matsunaga-Turnbull
Directed by Mieko Ouchi

Touring to Elementary Schools:
February 12- April 14, 2018


Praise for Past Shows:

“Lig & Bittle is a charmer of a physical comedy about the desire to blend in…The writing is deft, light, non-preachy and knowing.”

Liz Nicholls, Edmonton Journal

I can only praise Concrete Theatre for their great work! From the booking agent to the cast and crew, it was an absolute delight to work with them… I am already counting down until next year’s performance!”
Lindy Bonn
Children’s Program Coordinator, Yellowhead County



Paper can be anything!

Paper Song is a new play for children and families that weaves a traditional Japanese folktale about a crane (Tsuru) with the story of a young mouse and her grandfather, as they struggle against an oppressive overlord, the goblin Tengu. This magical performance integrates large-scale origami (the Japanese art of paper-folding) and shadow puppetry into the storytelling and design of the play. Focusing on the relationship between grandfather and granddaughter, Paper Song celebrates the ability for artistic creativity, ingenuity and love to transform despair into hope.

Themes: love, oppression, transformation.
Curriculum Ties: Social Studies: recognition and respect for individual identity, social compassion, fairness. Language Arts: exploration of thoughts, ideas, feelings and experiences, concepts of respect, support and collaboration, appreciating diversity. Folktales. Health: decision making, life learning choices, relationship skills. Art: origami.

Touring to Elementary Schools
February 12- April 14, 2018

Base Price: $850 To book a show contact Concrete Theatre at 780-439-3905 or

55 minutes with a 5-10 minute Q & A

Study Guide available

2018 Production Information:
Directed by Mieko Ouchi
Featuring: Richard Lee Hsi
Stage Managed by Troy O'Donnell






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