Presented as part of Azimuth Theatre's Expanse Festival

DOT is a puppetry story of an ever-evolving spec through the molecular to the galactic. A surrealist and wordless-tale that inhabits all levels of micro and mega objects, throughout 2D and 3D worlds - told with manipulated liquids, holes, geometric shapes, reflections, shadow, sticks, bags and wind. It is an experience that encapsulates the vast shades within our shared humanity, from our delightfulness to cantankerous, viewed from the distance of the stars.

Everything and Anything is either only an Explosion or a Collapse
Yet everything at large remains unchangeable
And yet still completely unpredictable

Creative Team

Ensemble - Kit Benz, Evan Medd, Michael Rolfe
Maker / Creator - Elaine Weryshko
Stage Manager - AJ Musters
Sound - Rebecca Reid, Ryan Bourne, & Keith Rodgers
Lighting Design - AJ Musters
Consultant - Nikki Emerson
*Produced in collaboration with the Festival of Animated Objects 

Special thanks:
Peter Balkwill, Xstine Cook, Nikki Loach, Sarah Beth, Mike Corbiell, The Old Trouts, The Canadian Academy of Mask and Puppetry,

What Is the Inspiration For Your Piece? (The seed of inspiration)

I wanted to create a performance that moved away from 'human based' forms and that was much more interpretive, even better if different people viewed different segments in multiple ways. I wanted to resurge a rise of surrealist meaning and storytelling by using shapes and items not meant to be 'good' or 'bad

Beyond all that, many parts of this show are inspired off my own life threatening experience with cancer and I wanted to share the worst and the best of what it means to live.

Production History:

Festival Of Animated Objects 2022: Workshop Showing 

Festival Of Animated Objects 2023: Premier

Check out more of Expanse here!

We want to make sure that we are doing as much as possible to make a festival for all bodies to enjoy on and off stage.

Expanse 2022 will feature the following:

  • ASL Interpretation at least one performance of every show at the festival
  • Touch Tours*
  • Relaxed Performances*
  • Described Audio*
  • Online Version of the Festival – Following the In-Person Festival

*Available for select performances

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All of our tickets are based on a Pay-What-You-Will model. However, to make the art happen, we have suggested rates below! Give more or give less. What’s important to Azimuth Theatre is sharing theatre experiences together. Any contribution is valued and appreciated.


Students/Seniors/Newcomers – $15
General – $35

Health and Safety:

We are working hard to keep our wonderful artists and audiences as safe as possible, and health and safety at the forefront of what I do here are the things that we are working to do to keep our artists and audiences as safe as possible. We appreciated your collaboration and cooperation!

  • Masking Encouraged for audience members – Masks available at the door
  • Limited Audience Capacity and select Cabaret Seating to allow distance between parties if preferred

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    • $35.00
    • March 31, 2023-April 1, 2023
    • 75 minutes
    • Fringe Theatre Arts Barns
    • subvenue Westbury Theatre
    • General (G)
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