Young Company

Since 1997, The Thousand Islands Playhouse Young Company has been bringing high-calibre theatre to young people across Eastern Ontario. It provides a wonderful introduction to live performance for school-aged children and promotes the wonders of reading, singing, storytelling, and dance through the magic of theatre. The company performs in libraries, schools, parks, and more – anywhere with an eager audience! 

The TIP Young Company employs a troupe of young professionals, providing them with first-hand experience in all aspects of theatre, including professionally led workshops and master classes. The program serves as a launching pad for emerging artists to break into the theatre industry.

2020 Production

HOW TO CODE A SANDCASTLE  
Adapted for the stage by Paula Wing. Based on the book by Josh Funk.

Pearl and her trusty rust-proof robot, Pascal, need to build a sandcastle before summer vacation is over, and they’re going to do it using code. Pearl breaks the big we-need-a sandcastle problem into smaller steps, then uses conditionals, loops, and other basic coding concepts to tell Pascal exactly what to do. But building a sandcastle isn’t as easy as it sounds when surfboards, mischievous dogs, and coding mishaps get in the way. Just when it looks like the sandcastle might never work, Pearl uses her coding skills to save the day and create something even better: a gorgeous sandcastle kingdom.

With renowned computer science non-profit Girls Who Code, Josh Funk’s bestselling children’s book uses humour to introduce kids to the world of coding. Adapted by celebrated playwright Paula Wing (The Man Whose Mother Was a Pirate, YoCo 2018), this inspirational and hilarious production is full of music and promotes girls’ education in the fields of science and technology. Ideal for students K – 6.

Want to book the Young Company for your school or group? Contact education@1000islandsplayhouse.com