Lig & Bittle

by Elyne Quan & Jared Matsunaga-Turnbull

In Schools Spring 2024!

Lig & Bittle will be on tour to schools from April 22 to May 17, 2024.

School bookings include the live performance, a post-show Q&A with the artists, and classroom resources for educators.

The performance fee for schools is $625 + hst 
(distance surchage may apply outside of Niagara and Hamilton Regions)

Can Lig and Bittle overcome the Muckety Muck and the Ooga Monster to find the place where they both fit in?

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.

My favourite part of the play was when Lig and Bittle [became] friends because i think it is nice to have friends


The audio play was very engaging and encouraged the students to use their imaginations


I liked when they found out it's ok to be different


We loved Lig & Bittle so much!


I liked when Bittle said she liked Lig the way he is


Kids Love the Lig & Bittle Audio Play!
(adults, too)

The Lig & Bittle Audio Play is like listening to a podcast or an old-time radio adventure story. Created in four chapters, this play is perfect for listening to over several days and using your imagination to create Lig and Bittle’s world.

Available now on the StratFest@Home streaming platform. Learn more at www.stratfordfestival.ca/AtHome 

Production Support Provided By
Ontario Power Generation

Creative Team

demi-lee bainbridge - Bittle

Demi-Lee (she/her) is an actor and creator who is very excited to be a part of this big (& little) adventure! She recently returned from Vancouver where she completed a Bachelor of Performing Arts at Capilano University. Previously, she studied classical theatre at George Brown Theatre School, where she celebrated her graduation in April 2019. While she currently lives in Toronto, Demi-Lee originally hails from the much smaller (though no less supportive) community of Deep River, where she discovered her love of both performing and skating. Recent acting credits include: Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! The Musical (T.Y.T.); Sapientia (Shadowpath); Peter Pan and The Drowning Girls (Theatre on the Ridge); Monsieur d’Eon is a Woman, The Picture of Dorian Gray, and Munsch on the Moon (GBTS).

Nick Eddie

Nicholas Eddie is a Toronto-born theatre creator and actor. He is committed to breathing life into new and innovative works and the reimagining of what is familiar until is no longer familiar. Nicholas has a passion for telling stories that often go untold, such as those from marginalized communities, and those avoided due to social stigma, and he believes that theatre is the premiere place to bring those stories to life.
Selected theatre acting credits include: Helena (A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Theatre Rusticle), Clown (Italian Mime Suicide, Bad New Days), Green Frog (Harabogee and Me, Shakespeare in Action),   Drosselmeyer (The Nutcracker, Niagara Ballet School), Storyteller (The Monkey Queen, Red Snow Collective), Timothy (Freda and Jem’s Best of the Week, Summerworks Festival). Nicholas was nominated for a Dora award as a member of the ensemble in Theatre Rusticle’s Midsummer Night’s Dream. Nicholas developed a new musical as part of Bad Hats’ Bad New Ideas program in the summer of 2022. Nicholas plays a lot of monsters on TV programs such as Haunted Hospitals, Haunted Museums, Paranormal Nightshift, Paranormal 911, and others.
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