Something Bubbled, Something Blue

Created by Mitchell Cushman, Anahita Dehbonehie & Cameron Carver

A celebration of our joyful drive for communal ritual, no matter what the restrictions we may live under.

Something Bubbled, Something Blue casts a surreal lens on the concept of a COVID wedding by playfully manifesting the metaphor of personal bubbles as inflatable Zorbs, which will be inhabited by the formally-attired members of a wedding party. Through music, choreography and live art gesture, this piece gamifies the limitations that the pandemic places on communal events. It aims to side-step the false choice between isolation or reckless endangerment, by exploring and exploiting the necessary restrictions that keep us safe but apart.

Produced by Talk is Free Theatre, in association with Outside the March

Presented by The National Arts Centre: Grand Acts of Theatre

  • September 12, 2020

Barrie, Ontario

garnered some of the most online oohs and aahs so far

- The Globe and Mail
Outside The March
- The Globe and Mail
Outside The March

Cast & Creative Team


Dave Ball
Jacqueline Burtney
Sierra Holder
Amy Keating
Emily Lukasik
Caitlyn MacInnis
David Andrew Reid
Margaret Thompson


Co-Creators – Mitchell Cushman, Anahita Dehbonehie and Cameron Carver
Concept & Story – Mitchell Cushman and Anahita Dehbonehie
Choreographer – Cameron Carver
Designer – Anahita Dehbonehie
Sound Design & Composer – Joshua Doerksen
Artistic Consultant –  Richard Lam


Technical Director – James Briden
Stage Manager – Meghan Speakman
Apprentice Stage Manager – Farnoosh Talebpour
Production Manager – Jeff Braunstein
Production Assistant – Alex Flack
Lead Videographer – Cameron Carver
Second Camera – Mallory Brown
Drone Operators – Rae Upton and John JD Dynes (Duo Aerial Drone Photography)
Video Editor and Colourist – Cameron Carver