For families with children age 0-12

Sprouts 2015

New Play Festival for Kids

We’re 14 years old!

Sprouts returns for our 14th Festival with a fresh crop of three brand new short plays for kids and their families. Local playwrights from diverse cultural backgrounds will share their newest works in these staged readings. Bring a picnic lunch and join us in the Westbury Theatre and Lobby to enjoy storytelling, music, art and theatre – all for kids. After the plays you can write or draw your thoughts in our special art garden plot.


The Magic Brush
by Marty Chan

A Whole New Wheel
by Kristi Hansen

Onions and Garlic
Book by Paula Simons, Lyrics by Celia Taylor

April Banigan*
Nadien Chu*
Damon Pitcher

Director Mieko Ouchi*
Dramaturg Caroline Howarth

Sound Design and Music Dave Clarke
Production Design Lisa Hancharek
Stage Manager Sang Sang Lee*
ASL Interpreter Dianne de Andrade

Lobby Activities
Crafts with Zu-Ma: Talent to Amūz
Face Painters Kompany Family Theatre
Sound Garden with Bob Rasko
Storyteller from Young Alberta Books Kathy Jessup
Poster Design Isabelle Gagnon
Sandwich Board painting Michelle Dias
Westbury Theatre Technicians Rae Dunn and Aaron Wicks

The exhibit in the lobby showcases the wonderful work of students from King Edward School

*Concrete Theatre is a member of the Professional Association of Canadian Theatres, and engages, under the terms of the Canadian Theatre Agreement, professional

Onions and Garlic
Book by Paula Simons, Lyrics by Celia Taylor

A humble young onion seller is having a lot of trouble selling her pungent root vegetables and her successful brother is no help.  She meets a stranger who gives her directions to a magical land called Sunny Leonie where her fortunes take an exciting turn.   Will her jealous brother find a way to get the upper hand once again?

The Magic Brush
By Marty Chan
Liang and his friend Kwan are alone in the world.  They work for the wealthy Master Wu who treats them very unfairly.  Liang dreams of becoming a great artist and draws everything he sees.   When a mysterious monk appears with a magic brush, Laing’s art takes on special powers.

A Whole New Wheel
By Kristi Hansen
Train is excited to get back to the toy box to show off a new wheel to its friends  but Car and Rabbit are worried things will not be the same after Train’s accident.  Will they still be able to race?  The three friends learn that they can help each other through life’s changes.


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