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Candy Bones Theatre


Candy Roberts of Candy Bones Theatre uses character, physical and improvised theatre, tap dance and shadow puppetry to explore the question, “Is it OK to make mistakes?” Oopsie uses multidisciplinary arts to investigate the neuroscience of failure, growth mindset, creativity and well being. Part workshop, part performance, the program includes interaction with the audience in the form of questions, call and response, and hands on demonstrations. The intention of this performance is to support a culture of celebrating mistakes and creative risk taking, and create mistake-friendly environments. The show starts as soon as the audience enters the venue where they will find Dr. Professor shaking hands and welcoming everyone to “The Science Conference”.

Booking Details
School In-Person Performance Fee: $915 + HST
Audience Size: 300
Grades: K - 8
Language: English
Availability: Dates for the 24/25 school year TBA
Curriculum Connections
Character development
Experiential learning
Teacher Resources
Space required: 15' x 15'
Tech requirements: PA system will be provided by the artist
About Candy Bones Theatre
Candice Roberts is a 5th generation settler and artist based on the ancestral and unseeded territories of the Coast Salish Peoples, including the territories of the xwməθkwəy̓ əm(Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleilututh)Nations. She is the band leader of the critically acclaimed Myrtle Sisters, is a founding member of the Jessie Award-nominated Dusty Flowerpot Cabaret Society, and the artistic director of Candy Bones Theatre and Candice Roberts Theatre. Her original theatrical works and film shorts interweave physical theatre, music, mask, movement, and clown to create stories that investigate the humor, heartbreak, and the trials and tribulations of our human conditions. Cultivating anti-oppressive and intersectional understandings is important in Candice’s artistic research of creativity, decolonization, and the connections between self-expression, mental health, and community. Candice has received numerous awards at Fringe Festivals and Film Festivals in addition to a 2014 Mayor’s Arts Award for her work in community building through the arts. Candice is dedicated to creating and sharing innovative and original inter-arts theatre works of artistic excellence. She has toured all over North America with her award-winning solo shows.