Crossing the Ocean


50 minutes  |  Ages 6–12  |  BARNEY DANSON THEATRE  |  English

A multimedia theatre piece that asks the question, “What will you remember when you grow up, and how?”

When the man’s father passed away, he left the man a box with his name on it. For ten years, the box sat in the man’s basement, unopened. One summer, he decides to open the box at his family cottage on an isolated island in the middle of a deep, dark lake. On his way there, a wave hits his boat, and the box is thrown overboard. It sinks down to the very bottom of the lake.

The man’s three attempts to recover the box take him on a magical journey below the waves — but when he finally brings the box back to the surface, will he be ready to open it?

Through a combination of traditional and multimedia storytelling, Crossing the Ocean invites its audience to dive into the depths of their own hearts, exploring the flooded caverns of loss and the courage it takes to remember what is so easily forgotten.


Co-Creator and Performer: Michel Lefebvre

Co-Creator and Co-Video Designer: Jeremy Segal

Co-Creator and Light Designer: Martin Sirois

Co-Creator and Co-Video Designer: Amelia Scott

Sound Designer: Sara Magnan