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Recent Media and Web Mentions

Mermaid Puppet Cabaret Fundraiser coverage, Hants Journal, November 2013 Very Hungry Caterpillar review, by Elle Belle,, November, 2013 Interview with Jim Morrow by Meena Viswanathan -, November, 2013 Puppets in the Spotlight - August 2013.  Story about our "Puppet Cabaret" fundraiser Mermaid Theatre's 2013 Newsletter is available as a .pdf at this link. Mermaid Theatre celebrates its 5 millionth spectator - March, 2013 Saltscapes Magazine, November-December 2012"The Puppet Masters" by Allan Lynch,  Photos by Perry Jackson.  Note: This article is not available at their website, but is downloadable as a .pdf at the link here.  Used with their kind permission. Symphony Nova Scotia's annual production of The Nutcracker once again features Mermaid's imaginative puppets.  Playing through December 15 in Halifax. TIME OUT NYC: KIDS, October 2012 A recent visit of Treasured Stories by Eric Carle to NYU Symphony Space was mentioned by blogger Lance Somerfeld of the NYC Dads Group.  The Culture Mom Blog, October 2012, also wrote about the Symphony Space show. The Little Green Caterpillar That Could (with video), Halifax Chronicle Herald, June 9, 2012

Mermaid Theatre's Artistic Director Honoured

IPAY Conference, Austin, Texas, January 2012
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Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia’s Artistic Director, Jim Morrow, was honoured by international colleagues in Austin, TX, on January 21, 2012 when he received the Mickey Miners Lifetime Acheivement Award for outstanding achievement in the field of theatre for young audiences. Presented by the US-based International Performing Arts for Youth (IPAY) at its annual Conference and Showcase, the award is directed to distinguished artists who have made exemplary contributions to the lives of the children around the world. The diverse gathering of presenters, agents and government officers from several countries who attended the ceremony were vocal in their praise for Morrow’s innovative productions for Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia. In his introduction, actor/director David Gonzalez spoke of Morrow’s multidisciplinary talents as designer, director, writer, and educator. The citation notes that "His work fuses the visual and the verbal, the grounded and the imaginative. His work is simultaneously simple and complex, musical kinetic haiku filled with color and story, created with love and vigor." Jim Morrow’s long-time involvement with Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia began in 1978, when he joined the company as a puppeteer following theatre studies at Acadia University. He became Artistic Director in 1992, and has simultaneously served as director, production designer and principal puppetry instructor. His contributions to Mermaid have played a major role in establishing an unparalleled international touring circuit for the company, now in its fortieth season.

Very Hungry Caterpillar Reviews

Theatre Review: The Very Hungry Caterpillar, The Stage (UK), September, 2011 What Theatre Can Learn from a Ravenous Caterpillar,, September, 2011 The Very Hungry Caterpillar Wows Theatregoers,, April 2011 A Gentle Carle Story Time - Chicago Tribune, April 2010

Other Media Mentions

Passion for Puppetry Puts Windsor on the Map - Nova Scotia Business Forecast, March 2011 Mermaid Perfects Puppet Theatre - Chronicle Herald Review, September, 2007 NEW HORIZONS FOR MERMAID YOUTHEATRE - September, 2007 Our Children - September, 2007

Mermaid Theatre Newsletters

2013 Newsletter 2012 Newsletter 2011 Newsletter 2009-10 Newsletter 2008 Newsletter Fall 2007 Newsletter Spring 2007 News-sheet