Performance Highlights
Upcoming shows, past highlights and community support initiatives

A Man Draws A Bird (May 2-11, 2019)

A theatrical production created by Booming Tree with the support of the Westbury Family Fringe Theatre Award. 
Cast: Twilla MacLeod, Greg Shimizu and Farley Scott
Music: Twilla MacLeod and Farley Scott
Taiko Pieces: Greg Shimizu and Twilla MacLeod
Playmaking: Charlie Tomlinson
Lights & Sound: Torstein Colyer

After an accident, a man and his partner are trapped in the in-between place that is life after brain injury.  Here, while there is darkness and uncertainty, there is also the possibility of life-changing transformation, but at what cost?  Innovative, poignant and uplifting, this play probes the visceral connection between memory and identity.  A Man Draws A Bird because he wants to fly.  A play with music and taiko drumming, based on real events.

Ticket are on sale now through the Edmonton Fringe Box Office.

(Photo by James Lyall)

Past Highlights:

Calgary Stampede - FLYING DRUM SHOW- 10 shows - to 18,000 people a show

Festival Performances - North Country Fair, Skirtsafire, The Works Visual Arts Festival, Kaleido Family Arts Festival, Taste of Edmonton, Metropolis Festival, 1000 Faces Festival, Silver Skate Festival, Deep Freeze Festival, Heritage Festival (Edmonton mainstage and Grande Prairie), Dragon Boat Festival 2012-2016), Animethon 20, Alberta Culture Days (Camrose / Edmonton Whyte Avenue / Edmonton Winspear-with PROCORO / Vermilion), Canada Day (Strathcona County, City of Edmonton, Alberta Legislature), Nextfest, Edmonton Downtown Christmas Tree Light Up

Full Concert Program - Horizon Stage (Spruce Grove), Bailey Theatre (Camrose), Maclab Centre for the Performing Arts (Leduc), Morinville Cultural Centre (Morinville)

Guest Artists - Vocal Minority, iVardensphere, Global Drums, Procoro, The Great Human Odyssey (live recording documentary score by Darren Fung)

Collaborative Work - Viter Ukrainian Dancers and Folk Choir, Hong De Lion Dancers, National Stiltwalkers of Canada, FloWarrior, Vibe Tribe Gypsy Circus

Together We Drum - the largest school workshop/performance in Canada (Lethbridge)

Travel Alberta - commercial (soundtrack and on camera) and corporate events (Ottawa, Los Angeles,Virginia beach, Banff, Toronto)

SPORTS: NHL Calgary Flames Home Opener on CBC with Midnight taiko Calgary; Edmonton FC Season Opener, Edmonton RUSH Season Opener with Georges St-Pierre, RBC cup

 Alberta Taiko Super Show: created and produced by Booming Tree, with special guests from JapanWadaiko Tokara, as well as community taiko groups from across Alberta

Corporate Events: Calgary Tourism, Telus, Epcor, River Cree Resort/Casino, Miniso, APPI, Alberta Safety Codes, Padmanadi, Sumo Sumo, Bacardi, Pourhouse Bier Bistro

Supporting our Community through:

  • Continued involvement and support of the Brain Care Centre
  • Lanterns of Hope: Edmonton Musicians in Support of Japan - concert event produced by Booming Tree
  • International Rising Artist's for Peace in Burundi, Congo and Sudan, concert event with Jampara (from Amsterdam, originally of the Wailers)
  • UN International Day of Peace event
  • Edmonton Japanese Community Association – Japan Today school program 
  • Japanese Women's National Hockey team and Japanese womens volleyball team
  • Boyle Street Education Centre performance 2012-2013