Ronnie Burkett Theatre Of Marionettes
Tinka's New Dress

The Public Theater
September 9, 10, 11, 12, 13

Created and Performed by Ronnie Burkett Music and Sound Design by Cathy Nosaty
Lighting Design By Brian Kerby
Choreography by Denise Clarke
Stage Managed by Terri Gillis
Marionettes, costumes, set design: Ronnie Burkett
Carousel and Animals: Martin Herbert
Costumes and Soft Sculpture Figures: Kim Crossley
Puppet Workshop Assistants: Larry Smith, with Joni Brent and Kathryn Nicholls
Puppet Workshop Apprentice: Angela Talbot
Costume Shop Assistants: Darena Snowe and Madeline, Brian Milliner, Frank Macleod, Welder Wendy,
Hogan Tour
Technical Supervisor: Leo Wieser
Technical Advisor (marionettes): Luman Coad
Production Advisor/Accountant: Kevin D. McClelland

Represented by John Lambert and Associates Inc., Montreal

Tinka's New Dress was produced in the Calgary studio of Rink-A-Dink Inc. and premiered at Manitoba Theatre Centre in November 1994.

Special Thanks To: The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Research Library, Theatre of Spejbl and Hurvinek (Prague), Canadian Actors' Equity Association, Ray and Eileen Burkett, Stu Bexton, Marta Prochazka, Dana Brooks (the voice of The Common Good), Civilization Studios, Jeff De Boer, Martin Patterson, Steve and The Boys, and especially Larry Smith, Gemma and The Hound.

For all the proud voices that have been silenced, then and now, and in fond memory of Robert McKinley and Stewart Sutcliffe.

RONNIE BURKETT THEATRE OF MARIONETTES was established in 1986. Previous productions include the commedia dell'arte musical Foolšs Edge, the operetta Virtue Falls, a contemporary examination of Punch and Judy in The Punch Club, the epic thriller Awful Manors, Old Friends (1998 Chalmers Canadian Play Award) and the prairie gothic Street of Blood which premiered last season. Tinkašs New Dress has garnered numerous awards in the Canadian theatre, including Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role for Ronnie Burkett, the first-ever such award received by a puppeteer. Canada's foremost artist in puppet theatre, Ronnie has been credited with creating some of the world's most elaborate and provocative puppetry. Ronnie Burkett Theatre of Marionettes has stimulated an unprecedented adult audience for puppet theatre and continuously performs to great critical and public acclaim on Canadašs major stages and as a guest company at international theatre festivals.