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Once upon a time, in a place not too far from here, there lived a dragon…

The Dragon likes to look down at all the people in the town below as they go about their lives. But the Dragon feels like something is missing. With the help of the audience, the Dragon will discover what it needed all along. Dragon on the Hill is an interactive drama workshop that combines dramatic play and performance. This short interactive performance combines dramatic play and performance as the audience helps our two artist-educators tell the story of Dragon on the Hill. Our artist-educators will help the audience warm up their bodies, voices, and imaginations (just like actors do!) so they can help tell the story. The audience will use their imaginations, learn songs, make sound effects, and with their help, the Dragon discovers music, friendship, and fun.  

Did you know that the Dragon puppet we use for our workshop is 20 years old?

The puppet was originally made for Carousel Players’ production of The Hobbit in our 2001-2002 season, and traveled across Ontario and Quebec.

Questions About Dragon on the Hill

What age group is this workshop suitable for? This workshop is suitable for children ages 4 and up.

What is the maximum number of participants? The maximum number of participants is 40 people.

What is the duration of the activity? The workshop itself is 20-30 minutes long, depending upon the number of participants. After the workshop, there will be puppet-making time with the artist-evducators for up to 30 minutes.

What does my group need to provide? Please provide chairs for adults / parents to sit on, two 6′ tables for the craft activity, a small table for our sound equipment, and access to power.

What are the space requirements for this workshop? This workshop requires an open space approximately 20ft x 20ft with chairs set up on two sides and seating in front of the chairs on the floor for children.

How long will you be at our event? We will need access to the space where the workshop takes place before and after the performances. Load in and set up time is 30 minutes, and load out time is 15 minutes.

How do I book this workshop? For more information and to book this workshop at your event, fill in the booking form. Bookings can be made for

  • Public events
  • School events open to the public
  • Community activities
  • Festivals

Is there a cost for the workshop? Yes, there is to cover the fees of the artist-educators and staff involved, as well as the craft materials. Please email to learn more about the cost for one or more workshops.