Bird’s Eye View

Recommended Ages: Adult
Length: 45 minutes
Touring Status: Available for touring
Extras: Post-show Talk Back | Artist in Residency | Workshops


Original Score / Live Musician: Adam Frederick
Director / Co-Playwrite: Erica Batdorf
Costume Design: Marija Djordjevic
Set Design / Scenographer: Trevor Schwellnus

Obsessed with flight, a prisoner under constant surveillance escapes into a tiny world of her own creation. Set to an original musical score, Bird’s Eye View is a visually evocative multi-media puppet show inspired by Oscar Wilde and his work.

“The final mystery is oneself”    ― Oscar Wilde, De Profundis

Created with the generous support of:

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BEST PRODUCTION
Jury Prize, SummerWorks (Toronto Canada 2007)

OUTSTANDING DESIGN & CRITIC’S CHOICE
Now Magazine (Toronto Canada 2007)

What are people saying about Birds Eye View?


“An incarcerated woman, played by puppeteer Faye Dupras, crafts clues, sculptures and trinkets onstage to tell a cryptic yet intriguing story of loss. Loosely inspired by Oscar’s Wilde’s Happy Prince story, Bird’s Eye View takes the audience on a mythical journey of hope and hopelessness using both puppetry and sophisticated media.…bizarre and beautiful theatre-slash-puppet experience.”

– Ibi Kaslik, Now Magazine, Toronto Canada (August 9 2007)

“…congratulations on Bird’s Eye View. It was stunning. Honestly, it was one of the most moving pieces of theatre I’ve seen in a long time…”

– Esther Maloney (Theatre Playwrite and Actor), Toronto Canada (July 2007)

“Outstanding production…it was unique and absolutely captivating. The way [Faye] moved the puppets with so much grace and reverence was charming. The puppets seemed almost lifelike, with faces so full of expression, it was eerie…The music was perfectly fitting, and I couldn’t take my eyes off anything on the stage, it was all so mesmerizing! I just can’t tell you how much I loved Bird’s Eye View”

– Ann Spence, Audience Member (August 2007)


“Wait, what?!…Aren’t puppets supposed to be for kids?” Here at F.L.P. we believe that puppets are for everyone.

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