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KIDS 6-12

Crossing the Ocean

Devised by Michel Lefebvre, Amelia Scott, Jeremy Segal, and Martin Sirois


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.

Production History


November 19-21, 2021

Ottawa Children's Festival

March 11 - 15, 2019
Presented by Youtheatre at Théâtre Rouge du Conservatoire (4750 Henri-Julien Avenue, Montreal).