For Families with children age 12 and under

Sprouts 2019

iBeth Graham, Richard Lee Hsi and Geri Schaer in Keiko & the Kappa by Morgan Yamada

2019 New Play Festival for Kids!

Sprouts is devoted to the organic principle that the theatrical repertoire grows when new scripts are fed and watered. Already, the festival, the only one of its kind in the country, has a roster of contagious successes…

Liz Nicholls, The Edmonton Journal / 12th Night

Worried that your child is too young to enjoy a play? Fear no more!

Introduce your children to live theatre through this engaging and gentle first theatre experience. The plays can be enjoyed by children as young as 18 months to 12 years old. Babes in arms are also warmly welcomed.

Back for our 18th year!


By David Cheoros

The Slug Life of Doug and Sami
By April Banigan

Keiko & the Kappa
By Morgan Yamada

Beth Graham*
Richard Lee Hsi*
Geri Schaer

Director Mieko Ouchi*
Dramaturge & Festival Coordinator Caroline Howarth
Stage Manager Sang-Sang Lee*

Set & Prop Designer Caro Vanrensburg
Costume Designer Betty Kolodziej
Lighting Designer Patrick Beagan
ASL Interpreter Diane de Andrade

Lobby Crafts with Zu-Ma: Talent to Amūz
Face Painters Kompany Family Theatre
Publicity Catch the Keys
Poster Design Rat Creek Design
And thank you to our Varscona Theatre Technician Tristan Fair

*Concrete Theatre is a member of the Professional Association of Canadian Theatres, and engages, under the terms of the Canadian Theatre Agreement, professional artists who are members of Canadian Actors’ Equity Association.


About the Plays:

Camping by David Cheoros
Nikki is SO mad that her mom has taken her camping, making her miss her best friend’s birthday. She meets a man in the woods – a man knocked out of his time as a prisoner of the Ukrainian Internment a century ago – and comes away with a new appreciation of her family.

The Slug Life of Doug and Sami by April Banigan
The world is very scary for Doug. He feels small and vulnerable. Quiet is his favorite thing. He is a slug, after all. Then he meets Sami. Sami is loud and brave and does all sort of things that slugs aren’t supposed to do. Sometimes the things that make you different are the things that make you kind of magical. A story of friendship and fears, superpowers and slime.

Keiko & the Kappa by Morgan Yamada
Keiko’s favourite part of any celebration is definitely the food! See how Keiko learns that family traditions, stories and food can teach us some pretty interesting lessons!


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