Ocean Kin: A Shadow Show

Sat, May 18 at 7:30pm

'Ocean Kin' is presented in Kjipuktuk, Mi'kmaki: the unceded land of the Mi'kmaq people. We are grateful to be visitors on this land to create art that seeks to soften our relationships to self, other and the earth.

Watch the show teaser here.

‘Ocean Kin’ is a poetic shadow show contemplating our relationship to body and self inspired by the ecology of the sea otter. Three performers animate plexi-glass puppets, 3D sculptural props and projected illustrations behind a screen using flashlights and an overhead projector that is both mechanically complex and visually rich. The performance carries a loose narrative through words and an ethereal soundscape created by Halifax musician, Layia. Inviting the audience to surrender to their inner quiet, ‘Ocean Kin’ is an emotive performance that is both aching and hopeful.

Post Show Q&A

Audience members are welcome to see behind the shadow screen once the show is complete. There will be an informal Q&A at this time with ASL.

The Team

Creator - Jeighk Koyote

Co-Director - Megan Stewart

Co-Director - Ian McFarlane

Music Score - Layia

Animator - Jeighk Koyote

Animator - Forest Tremblay

Animator - Leah Gooyers

For more information on The Team visit: jeighkkoyote.com 

Pay What You Can

The Pay What You Can admission model allows anyone to see the show regardless of financial capacity. If you have greater capacity, consider a higher paid fee as covering the fee for someone else.


The Bus Stop Theatre is a physically accesible venue. For a more details on their accessibility, click here.

There will be an ASL interpreter during the show and during the question and answer period following the show. 

Bus Stop Theatre

2203 Gottingen