Wonderbolt Productions has been providing unique, original theatrical presentations to audiences in Newfoundland and Labrador and across Canada for twenty-five years. 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 and just brought our most recent show “Cirkzilla” across the island of Newfoundland and St. Pierre in the Summer of 2011.
Beni Malone, the company’s artistic director, has trained in top-notch facilities around the world, from Ringling Bros, Barnum & Bailey’s Clown College in Venice Fl. and L’Ecole Nationale du Cirque in Paris to Cirque de Soliel’s original training centre in Montreal. He has pioneered touring to remote areas and is experienced in all aspects of creating and presenting live theatre.
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 and 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 series of innovative workshops, a skilled nucleus of seasoned performers, plenty of new ideas and a passion and commitment for what we do.