WeirdBeard is Back!
From:  | September 09, 2013 | News

Sydney, NS, Canada
September 9, 2013


WeirdBeard is back!


The WeirdBeard volunteers have been hard at work on our new show since the fall of 2012. A new script has been written, new puppets have been made, and new music has been recorded. But we still need more of everything to get the show ready.


If you have ever considered being part of this very dynamic troupe, come to our next open meeting and talk to our members. We will have some of the new puppets on hand, and will play the first song recorded for the new show!


We are especially hopeful that folks living large with Down Syndrome would like to join our troupe – we need you!


   When: September 18, 2013 from 6pm until 8pm
   Where: The former Holy Angel High School in Sydney, main entrance.
   Why: To get your giggle on


Notice that the meeting is being held at the former Holy Angels High school? New Dawn Enterprises, the community development organization, has recently purchased the site and will be drawing up plans in the coming months to create a center for arts, culture and innovation and are happy to have us on board. Soon they'll have a website and social media presence to keep up to date on the project, but for now, stop by to see the space we're calling home!


For more information, please contact
Joanie Cunningham
Founder, WeirdBeard Troupe Society



WeirdBeard Troupe Society is a group of creative and passionate volunteers who have come together to produce theatrical experiences using life-sized puppets in blacklight. Our puppeteers are youth and adults with Down Syndrome and their families. In April, 2012, our inaugural production of The Three Little Pigs opened to sold-out audiences at the Cape Breton University Boardmore Playhouse. A second run of the Three Little Pigs was just as successful, playing to local school children, as well as the general public.


New Dawn Enterprises Limited, incorporated in 1976, is the oldest Community Development Corporation in Canada and is a Founding Member of the Canadian CED (Community Economic Development) Network. It is a private, volunteer directed business dedicated to community building. New Dawn seeks to identify community needs and to establish and operate ventures that speak to those needs.






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