Tomorrow’s Child 

Immersive sound experience for blindfolded audience

Audience memebers are blindfolded and led into an unknown space where they sit on a swivel chair. They hear children playing around them and are then taken on a 40 minute journey into the retro future world of Ray Bradbury’s Tomorrow’s Child


Best Technical Design (Matthew Waddell), 2014 Calgary Critics Awards
Nomination - Best Creative Concept , 2014 Calgary Critics Awards
Nomination - Outstanding Sound Design Or Composition (Matthew Waddell and Eric Rose), 2015 Betty Mitchell Awards
Nomination -  Outstanding New Play, 2015 Betty Mitchell Awards


March 2014: Premiered in Calgary at the West Village Theatre, as part one of Ghost River Theatre’s Six Senses Performance Series.  
September 2014: Beakerhead Festival, University of Calgary
January 2016: High Performance Rodeo, Vertigo Studio Theatre, Calgary
April 2016: The West Village Theatre, Calgary (with the support of Willow Park School)
August 2016:  SummerWorks Festival, Toronto (part of the National Presentation Series)
February 2017: Undercurrents Festival, Ottawa
October 2017 - West End Cultural Centre, Winnipeg (Presented by Theatre Projects Manitoba)
March 2018 - Presented by The Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, Burnaby, BC
March 2018 - Presented at The Belfry Theatre’s SPARK Festival, Victoria, BC


Adapted from the Ray Bradbury story, Tomorrow's Child, by Matthew Waddell, Eric Rose and David van Belle
Direction and Sound Design: Eric Rose and Matthew Waddell
Assistant Direction: Evan Medd,
Production Intern: Gillian Clark
Original Music: Jesse Osborne-Lantheir and Sarah Albu
Sculpture: Emily Promise Allison
Assistant Mechs: Sydney Greene,  Laura Anzola, Tom Cainer, Steven Evanik
SummerWorks Producers: Ayla Stephen and Ava Jane Markus
Presented at SummerWorks in partnership with Dual Audio, Koffler Centre for the Arts and Norton Rose Fulbright

Special Thanks:  Ann Connors, Mandy Dale, Caitlin Gallichan-Lowe, Laura Anzola, City of Calgary.

Tyrell Crews as Peter
Anna Cummer as Polly
David van Belle as Dr. Wolcott
Wren van Belle & Aubery Hall as Py
Additional Performers: Aaron Zeiffer, Helen Knight, Joleen Ceraldi, Evan Medd, Eric Rose, Matthew Waddell, Molly-Raine Dale

Tomorrow’s Child (GRT website)
Audio Trailer (vimeo)