Hello Internet and Welcome!
In case you’ve just stumbled upon us, allow me to introduce myself:
My name is bekky O’Neil and I am the Artistic Director of Quality Slippers Productions. We are an independent company of collaborators based between Montreal, Quebec and Toronto, Ontario. We create original multidisciplinary theatre for audiences of all ages including live music, puppetry, toy theatre, projections and animations.
We have been accepted to both the St Ambroise Fringe Montreal and the Toronto Fringe Festival this summer! That means: we are going to be mounting our newest work – a puppet play inspired by the work of Joni Mitchell!
Disillusioned with her hometown, a prairie girl dreams of running away to the city to follow in her idol’s footsteps. Quality Slippers Productions is extremely proud to present Urge for Going, an original multidisciplinary play inspired by the work of folk legend Joni Mitchell, featuring puppetry, toy theatre, animation and live music.
The Montreal Festival is in June and the Toronto Festival is in July – so we’re busy at work preparing all the elements! The thing is – it takes an awful lot of time to build all these puppets, write original songs, create projections and animations and make it all fit together. We’re doing this project because we love it – but I’d also like to be able to pay my cast and crew for their work.
That’s where you come in! You help us fund the overhead project costs so that we can be paid by door sales.
(Want to know more? Visit our IndieGogo campaign at: indiegogo.com/projects/urge-for-going/x/152524?c=home )
Video by Keith Del Principe & bekky O'Neil
Featuring bekky O'Neil, Keith Del Principe, Sam Silversides, and the music of Ronley Teper's Lipliners