Sticks + Bones


Created by Nico Dicecco & Mika Laulainen
Performed by Nico Dicecco & Mika Laulainen


“I’ve found it! That hidden gem, with no buzz, that brings you joy as you stumble upon it and remember why taking a chance is a good thing. This was everything you want in a Fringe play. It was magical and mysterious, telling the tale of a girl mountaineer, lost in the wilds of BC and forced to make a deal with the devil. Puppetry was used to tell the tale and was masterful and playful. […] If you want to be assured of a seat and see something amazing, this is it!”

– Lisa Campbell, Jenny Revue

Sticks + Bones tells the story of a mountaineer in the Pacific Northwest who, after falling from a great height, finds herself at a crossroads in a dusty, arid land far from where she fell. As she fends off the perils of this strange place, she discovers that she must make a deal with a stranger at the crossroads if she ever wants to leave.

Blending puppetry, storytelling, and live blues guitar, this multidisciplinary two-hander draws on worldwide mythologies to explore an uncanny world in the landscape between life and death.

Development Residency at the Lookout Arts Quarry (Jan-Feb 2017)
Regina Fringe Festival (July 2017)
Winnipeg Fringe Festival (July 2017)

Poster Artwork by Bronwyn Schuster