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Clay & Paper Theatre is built on the accumulative experience of David Anderson – theatre activist, producer of new Canadian work, and defender of public space since 1969.


I believe theatre can speak to the whole population. The role of theatre is to give the community an image of itself. I think of our task as being a kind of ‘thinking in public’, and thinking in public works most effectively when the whole public is really there. – David Anderson


Since 1994 Clay & Paper has been bringing together seasoned arts professionals, theatre students, local businesses and community members in the co-creation of public theatrical performances and celebrations. Clay & Paper uses its own brand of narrative theatre and larger-than-life puppetry as a means of animating public space – igniting community festivity and celebration for a wide cross-section of the local population.