FRANKENSTEIN: A Living Comic Book

A living comic book for the whole family! 
From the team that brought you BOOM and BOOM X, this electrifying new stage production blends immersive comic book design and playful theatrical techniques to reanimate the sci-fi classic for a new generation. This new family-friendly spin on the literary classic, Frankenstein confronts modern issues of climate change, artificial intelligence, and our relationship to technology… monsters of our own making! When a young graphic novelist named Mary discovers the journal of Dr. Victor Frankenstein, she’s drawn into his uncanny story of secret experiments to conquer death. She discovers that we all need to face our own fears… before they face us! 

Geordie, Kidoons and WYRD Productions present
FRANKENSTEIN: A Living Comic Book
in association with The 20K Collective and the Segal Centre for Performing Arts

By Craig Francis and Rick Miller and Paul Van Dyck
Adapted from the novel by Mary Shelley
Directed by Craig Francis and Rick Miller

ELOI ARCHAMBAUDOIN*: The Creature / Others
ROSIE CALLAGHAN*: Mary / Elizabeth / Others
ARUN VARMA*: Victor Frankenstein / Others
CRAIG FRANCIS*: Co-writer / Co-director / Co-designer
RICK MILLER*: Co-writer / Co-director / Co-designer
PAUL VAN DYCK: Co-writer
RICHARD FEREN: Sound Designer / Composer
IRINA LITVINENKO: Multimedia Co-designer
ANDREA LUNDY: Lighting Designer
SABRINA MILLER: Costume / Props / Puppets Designer
MATHIEU RENÉ: Mask Designer
JULIAN SMITH: Assistant Sound Designer
THOMAS GIROUX: Associate Production Manager / Technical Director
SIERRA ALARIE: Stage Manager

JEFF LORD: Executive Producer, Kidoons
KATHRYN WESTOLL: General Manager, Geordie Theatre
JIMMY BLAIS: Artistic Director, Geordie Theatre
LOGOGRAPH: Graphic Design and Marketing
SOCIAL FB/TW/IG: @kidoons

*Geordie, Kidoons, and WYRD Productions engage professional Artists who are members of Canadian Actors’ Equity Association.

We thank the following for helping us to create this creature!
Jeff Lord
Jimmy Blais
Mike Payette
Kathryn Westoll
Zach Fraser and Infinithéâtre
Cheryle Hansen
KATS: Kids And Then Some
Menno Plukker
Jason Knight
Dancemakers studio
Factory Theatre
as well as all our patient families and loved ones!

Thanks to the incredible artists in our development workshops: Vlad Alexis, Trevor Barrette, Birdie Gregor, Rachel Cairns, Richard Clarkin, Andrew Dollar, Mac Fyfe, James Kendal, Patrick Lavender, Jamie Mac, Kaitlin Morrow, Danny Pagett, Andrew Robinson, Katie Ross-Leckie

We would like to gratefully acknowledge funding support from the Ontario Arts Council, an agency of the Government of Ontario. We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts. Nous remercions le Conseil des arts du Canada de son soutien.