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Lig & Bittle

by Elyne Quan & Jared Matsunaga-Turnbull

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“This is a phenomenal resource. I think it would also be beneficial for the community as well!” – Educator, Twenty Valley

The audio play was very engaging and encouraged the students to use their imaginations. They loved portraying the characters through drama activities and visual art.” – Educator, Harriet Tubman

Wonderful resource. The curriculum pieces would have worked in class for me better than using them virtually. The I Am poem was AWESOME – it revealed a lot of interesting worries and dreams that my students have.” – Educator, William E. Brown

Production Support Provided By
Ontario Power Generation

Lig is very tall, and Bittle is very small. They both wish they could find someplace where everything is just the right size for each of them, where no one will notice that they are different. When Lig and Bittle hear about Perfeckt Phitt, they set out on a quest to this wonderful place where all their problems will be solved. Can Lig and Bittle overcome the Muckety Muck and the Ooga Monster to find the place where they both fit in?

Returning for 2022 – the Lig & Bittle Audio Play!

Starting February 1, 2022, Lig & Bittle will be available in the form of an Audio Play – like listening to a podcast or an old-time radio adventure story.

Each school that books will receive a school-specific online folder including the four chapters of the play and a study guide with exercises created specifically for the Audio Play format.

Each booking of Lig & Bittle can be used for the whole school for an entire month.

Lig & Bittle Audio Play costs – $250.00 + hst

Creative Team

demi-lee bainbridge - Bittle

Demi Lee Bainbridge

Demi-Lee is an actor who is very excited to have recently graduated from George Brown Theatre School. While she is now Toronto-based, she is originally from the much smaller (though no less supportive) community of Deep River, Ontario where she discovered her love of both theatre and camping. Some of her most recent credits include: Mole in The Wind in the Willows, Wendy in Peter Pan (Theatre on the Ridge); King Louis XV in Monsieur d’Eon is a Woman, Sybil Vane in The Picture of Dorian Gray, and Angela in Munsch on the Moon (GBTS). She is delighted to be a part of Lig and Bittle and hopes you enjoy the show!

NICHOLAS EDDIE - Lig

Nick Eddie 

Nicholas Eddie is a Toronto based actor and theatre maker who also dabbles in dance and music. He attended Rosedale Heights School for the Arts, where he developed a love for theatre under the guidance of Tamsin Kelsey. After high school, Nicholas spent the summer with Soulpepper’s City Youth Academy, and then started right into George Brown Theatre School where he graduated in 2018. He has worked with young people in many different capacities: as a performer, counsellor, and youth program facilitator.
 
Selected theatre acting credits include: Helena (A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Theatre Rusticle) Storyteller (The Monkey Queen, Red Snow Collective), Clown (Munsch All Over!, George Brown Theatre School), Bingo (Pirate Life Productions), Thomas (The Virgin Mary, Sears Drama Festival), Timothy (Freda and Jem’s Best of the Week, Summerworks Festival).
ELyne quan - playwright

Elyne is a writer, actor, director and dramaturg. Originally from Edmonton, she now resides in Toronto. She holds a MFA in Dramatic Writing from New York University and a BA Honors degree in Drama from the University of Alberta. She is a participant in the Citadel Theatre’s Playwrights’ Forum, led by fe llow member Colleen Murphy where she has been developing her latest play. In addition to being a proud member of PGC, Elyne is also an alumna of the Prime Time TV program at the Canadian Film Centre and a member of CAEA.

 
Selected theatre acting credits include: Helena (A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Theatre Rusticle) Storyteller (The Monkey Queen, Red Snow Collective), Clown (Munsch All Over!, George Brown Theatre School), Bingo (Pirate Life Productions), Thomas (The Virgin Mary, Sears Drama Festival), Timothy (Freda and Jem’s Best of the Week, Summerworks Festival).
Jared matsunaga-turnbull - playwright

 

Jared is an Edmonton-based director, dramaturg, actor, educator and playwright who has focused much of his artistic work on Theatre for Young People. His collaborations include Penelope vs. The Aliens! (co-written with Chris Bullough),and the Award winning Lig & Bittle (co-written with Elyne Quan). A former Artistic Co-Director of Edmonton’s Concrete Theatre, Jared is currently the Executive Director of the Alberta Workers’ Health Centre, which (along with other programming) produces professional theatre focused on empowering young people on their workplace rights. Jared has his BFA in Acting from the University of Alberta, and lives in Edmonton with his wife two excellent kids.

Monica Dufault - Director

Shane o'regan - Arrangements/Musical Direction