Daniel Hickie

Specialities: Outdoor Art-making, Puppetry, Recycling/upcylcing art projects, Storytelling

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English Montreal

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Experience working with

  • Early childhood
  • Cycle 1 Elementary
  • Cycle 2 Elementary
  • Cycle 3 Elementary
  • Secondary 1 & 2
  • Secondary 5

Lifelong Learners

  • Adult Learners

I regularly explore the following Broad Areas of Learning/Themes in my work

  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Citizenship and Community Life (Identity & Belonging)

Listed in the Quebec Culture in the Schools Repertoire

  • No

I have experience working with

  • I have worked as a freelance theatre artist in schools around Montreal, as well as in New Zealand and Australia.

I can facilitate virtual creative experiences

  • Yes


  • I am available for travel within the same day
  • I am available for travel overnight
  • An extended residency is an option
For me, theatre is joy, imagination, energy, renewal, fun, bonding, and play. It is a big tent creative art, that can involve performance, craft, construction, lighting, sound, organisation, costumes and more. And most importantly, theatre fosters relationship building, the strengthening of groups, problem solving and the celebration that comes from creating performances together.

Creative Approach and Experiences Offered

When I meet a group of young people, I work hard to put as much ownership and choice as possible into their hands. Because ultimately, this tool called theatre is for them to use in whichever expressive, joyful, building way that they choose.

There are a number of projects that I am interested in, which could be adapted as needed:

1. Older Younger Partnerships - students of different ages, working together to write small theatre pieces - In Person or Virtual.
2. Theatre Outdoors - building site specific performances outside, in nature - In Person.
3. Giant Puppets - designing, constructing and animating large beings, who can help us to tell stories - In Person.
4. Scrambled Story Telling - we take a collective story and assign a section of the story to individuals/small groups. Once brought back together, we have a collective story told - Virtual.
5. Hand Puppets - students create and learn to manipulate individual hand puppets. Complexity can vary depending on student


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