A Fish Tale: An Engaging Partnership between Isle aux Morts Heritage Society, the Town of Isle aux Morts, Qalipu First Nation, and Memorial University

Lay Summary 

A first in outport Newfoundland is A Fish Tale: A Puppet Lantern Play. Told through the use of large glowing puppets, live action, dance, an original soundtrack and soundscape, and featuring the voices of CODCO alumni Greg Malone as the Computer, and Great Big Sea Alumni Darryl Power as Joey Smallwood. A Fish Tale tells the story of Ann, a young woman searching through time for her lost father, a marine biologist. Along the way, she meets and falls in love with a young Mi’kmaq man, who helps her on her quest. This story is part of the 150th Anniversary of Canada and tells the story of our fishery from the origins of our island and into the future. A Fish Tale is a co-production between Qalipu First Nation and the Isle aux Morts Theatre Festival. This initiative is made possible by the Community Fund for Canada’s 150th, a collaboration between the Community Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador, the Government of Canada, and extraordinary leaders from coast to coast to coast. It is a partnership between the Isle aux Morts Theatre Festival, Isle aux Morts Heritage Society, Town of Isle aux Morts, Qalipu First Nation, and Under the Bridge Productions.

Public Engagement Accelerator Fund
Isle aux Morts
Flat Bay
Newfoundland and Labrador
Public engagement
Aboriginal History
Industry Sectors 
Performing Arts, Spectator Sports and Related Industries
Start date 
1 Apr 2017
End date 
30 Jul 2017
Partner Organization 
Isle aux Morts Theatre Festival
Isle aux Morts Heritage Society
Qalipu First Nation
Town of Isle aux Morts
Under the Bridge Productions