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Caws & Effect

CAWS & EFFECT by Canadian Shadow Puppet Troupe, Mind of a Snail, will come to Portland for ONE weekend only July 6 - 8 @ the Headwaters Theater!  

Mind of a Snail is a shadow puppetry duo currently based out of Vancouver B.C. Since 2003, Chloé Ziner and Jessica Gabriel have been developing a multilayered style of visual storytelling using overhead projectors as their main light source. They have created work for organizations such as Vancouver Art Gallery, Telus World of Science, Persephone Theatre (Saskatoon) and many more. They have also performed at theatre & arts festivals including Summerworks (Toronto), Winterlab (Victoria), rEvolver (Vancouver) & Fringe theatre festivals all across Canada. They were nominated for a SATAward for Outstanding Projection Design in Persephone Theatre’s “Matchstick” and have won Best of Fest Fringe awards for “Caws & Effect” in Winnipeg, Vancouver, London (ON), Saskatoon, Toronto & Edmonton.

This show and workshop is appropriate for adults and kids ages 7+

All tickets are $20:
Friday @ 8pm:
Saturday @ 8pm:
Sunday @ 2pm:

There will be a separate event created for the WORKSHOP on SATURDAY from 3pm - 5pm.

Large-scale shadow puppet theatre from a birds eye view. Crows are re-dreaming the world. Is the future all it's cracked up to be? This modern fable is told using handmade layered projections, puppetry, masks, and an original musical score. Mind of a Snail's large scale shadow puppetry is quirky, colorful and beautiful, like early animation performed live before your eyes.



The critics are RAVEN!

★★★★★ “a gorgeous and wondrous work of art” -CBC

★★★★★ “a fantastical, unique experience” -Torontoist

★★★★★ “it’s stunning and hilarious to witness the wizardry these two artists spin with such simple elements” -Vue Weekly

★★★★★ “Calling it shadow puppetry doesn’t do this incredible show justice” -Edmonton Sun

★★★★ 1/2 “a whimsical live-action storybook that’s mesmerizing” -Winnipeg Free Press

★★★★ 1/2 “Sweeping, impressionistic, and visually stunning” -Edmonton Journal

Earlier Event: May 18
The Pillowman
Later Event: July 18