In this episode, I chat with Tim Bratton, the Artistic Associate for Burnt Thicket Theatre who’s bringing his My Little Plastic Jesus to living rooms across Canada.
Part confession, part history lesson, part multimedia extravaganza, Tim finds hilarity and heartache as he unpacks his upbringing in evangelical pop culture, examining its folly and redeeming its faith.
We chat about:
How Tim developed the coming of age story
What writing and performing theatre is like in small spaces
Filling the well: the practice Tim incorporates into his life to nurture creativity and faith
The story behind the making of My Little Plastic Jesus
Want to see the show in a living room near you?
My Little Plastic Jesus is on the road:
Oct. 5-6, 2023 in Saskatoon
Oct. 12-21, 2023 in southern Ontario
Feb. 29 - Mar. 17, 2024 in Saskatoon, southern Alberta and across BC
If you’re in the London area, I'm hosting a performance on October 14. Get tix and come say hi to Tim and I.
Watch the trailer for My Little Plastic Jesus
About Tim Bratton
Tim is privileged to be the Artistic Associate for Burnt Thicket Theatre and is excited to finally be sharing this one man show, a true labour of love. Tim is a local actor and aspiring theatrical dilettante with diverse artistic talents and interests. You may have seen Tim on a Saskatoon stage in recent productions such as Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead (Persephone), Boeing Boeing (Persephone), Pride & Prejudice (Persephone), Art (Persephone) and Burnt Thicket's We Are the Body. Tim lives in the King George neighbourhood with his lovely wife, Amy, and their two very active little boys.
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