Wonderbolt Productions has been providing unique, original theatrical presentations to audiences in Newfoundland and Labrador and across Canada for more than twenty-five years.
Beni Malone, the company’s artistic director, has trained in top-notch facilities around the world, from Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey’s Clown College in Venice, Florida to L’Ecole Nationale du Cirque in Paris, to Cirque du Soleil’s original training center in Montreal. He has pioneered touring to remote areas and is experienced in all aspects of creating and presenting live theatre.
Wonderbolt was founded in 1981 when it toured Newfoundland by boat to all of the island’s most isolated communities. Since then we have brought our style of circus theatre to audiences in St. John’s, throughout Newfoundland and Labrador, across Canada and internationally.
Under the direction of Beni Malone, Wonderbolt has consistently created new original works for a variety of different audiences. In our 2009-10 season Wonderbolt brought it’s circus show Tricksters to the Cultural Olympiad in Vancouver; in the Summer 2011, we toured Cirkzilla across the island of Newfoundland and St. Pierre; in the Fall 2013, we presented Bolt Out of the Blue, to St. John’s audiences. our most recent show Circus Glorioustoured across Newfoundland in the fall of 2016.
Wonderbolt has always been committed to sharing our specialized skills with the wider community. We tour extensively and consistently to the most remote areas of the province. We have a history of partnering with school boards, Innu Nation and other arts organizations to develop and deliver a wide variety of workshops promoting physical wellness and participation through the arts. We offer workshops to the general public.
We have a roster of shows from one-man seasonal pieces to a full-fledged circus. We have a series of innovative workshops, a skilled nucleus of seasoned performers, plenty of new ideas and a passion and commitment for what we do.
Wonderbolt is overseen by a committed Board of Directors who share the values and goals of the company.
Wonderbolt is a not-for-profit organization that has registered charitable status. As such we offer a charitable receipt to any individual or business that donates to the company. Wonderbolt’s annual return is available on the CRA website of registered charities.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2015
Susan Sherk Chair
Harry Stone Vice-Chair
Ian Barrett Kirsten Calon Sean Panting Board Members