Our puppeteers Kiley and Sophie with puppet friends Milly and Jeremy
*As of July 2022 Over the Moon Puppets is currently not booking in-person shows or workshops. Contact us about potential creative collaborations or puppet consultations!*
Over the Moon Puppet Company performs fun, interactive puppet shows for children and the childlike wonder within us all! We are based in Victoria BC and have performed all over the Island. We perform at private functions such as birthdays, holiday parties, corporate parties, charity parties, and special events, as well as at markets, libraries, recreation centres, camps, and schools!
We have a large repertoire of original hand and shadow puppet plays perfect for all ages and occasions. We also have wide variety of crafts and workshops, including making your very own puppet.
We have experience performing in libraries, community halls, gymnasiums, schools, barns, beaches, and at outdoor farmer markets, and are excited to bring our shows and crafts to you!
Sophie and Kiley met working for the Islandlink Library Federation’s Travelling Puppet Show in 2017, and fell in love with puppetry. Unfortunately, funding for the program was discontinued, but Sophie and Kiley knew they had to keep going on their puppetry journey! Thus, they formed Over the Moon Puppet Theatre, a true passion project fueled by a desire to bring children funny and relevant educational content.
Kiley is in her final year of the Creative Writing program at the University of Victoria. She previously studied English Literature in Calgary, where she did most of her growing up. Eventually, she could no longer ignore the ocean’s calls and voicemails, so she moved to Vancouver Island and swims as often as she can. Two summers ago she worked alongside Sophie to carry on the Travelling Puppet Show, funded through Islandlink Library Federation and Young Canada Works. In that position she revisited a deep love for children’s literature and afternoon naps, and discovered the magic of puppetry!
Sophie is a University of Victoria graduate with a BFA in Theatre and Creative Writing, and a passion for working with kids and puppets. Many moons ago she worked alongside Kiley as Travelling Puppet Show Facilitator with Islandlink Library Federation, and she has since expanded her knowledge of puppetry at the Banff Puppet Theatre Intensive (2020). Sophie has appeared as an actor in Victoria in productions with the Phoenix Theatre, Kaleidoscope Theatre, the Greater Victoria Shakespeare Society, Vino Buono, and workingclasstheatre! She has written numerous plays and been lucky enough to have her writing produced by the Kaleidoscope’s Young Playwrights Festival, the Student Alternative Theatre Company, workingclasstheatre, the Belfry Sparkfest, and Broken Down Bus Productions. She spent the last two years in the film and television industry, but has recently returned to her all time favourite career: working with kids.