Tangled Web Theatre is an artistic collective whose work emerges from the collision of conventional theatre with unconventional forms such as physical theatre, and puppetry. The company members (Helen Juvonen, Tyler Seguin and Bonnie Thomson) first collaborated at the Fringe on Rearview (during which Tyler spent most of his time in the trunk of a car) and again for The Universal Wolf.
They formed Tangled Web in 2010 when they came back together to create Jurkka Jarvinen’s Troll Stories, an original puppet play based on Scandinavian folk tales. Parts of Troll Stories have been presented at Theatre Passe Muraille‘s Crapshoot, The Fresh Ideas in Puppetry Festival, National Theatre of the World‘s Carnegie Hall Show and Theatre Caravel‘s Seachange.
Tangled Web members trained with the Old Trout Puppet Workshop and participated in the inaugural Puppetmongers‘ Puppetry eXploratory Laboratory. They also facilitate workshops in schools as part of the Ontario Arts Council’s Artists in Education program.
Helen Juvonen This is Helen’s 10th Anniversary of Fringe-ing! She first performed at the Toronto Fringe in her own play The Aleatory Project that subsequently toured to Fringe festivals in Calgary, Edmonton, Victoria and Vancouver. She has also performed in the Fringe productions of The Cousins of Corsica and The Universal Wolf and directed the infamous Rearview.
Non-Fringe credits include: Beauty and the Beast (Sudbury Theatre Centre); Much Ado About Nothing (Single Thread); The Importance of Being Earnest (Casa Loma); Twelfth Night (Urban Bard); Volpone (Ontario Renaissance Festival); The Mousetrap (Toronto Truck Theatre); Macbeth (Shakespeare in the Square) and Spring Awakening (Ranevsky Repertory Theatre).
Currently she is Assistant Director for the Guild Festival Theatre’s production of The Misanthrope and later this summer she will be appearing in Purgatory in Ingleton at Summerworks.
Helen recently fulfilled a lifelong dream when she became a Jeopardy! champion earlier this year.
Tyler Seguin Tyler is a Toronto-based actor, puppeteer and educator who has worked all across Canada.
Tyler recently finished apprenticing with the Old Trout Puppet Workshop where he assisted with their upcoming TV special From Naughty to Nice and he recently worked on Theatre New Brunswick’s Little Shop of Horrors as the Audrey Two puppeteer. Other puppetry experience includes Theatre New Brunswick’s 2012 Young Company Tour, the short film Felt Up! and Sudbury Theatre Centre’s Alice in Wonderland.
He is a Fringe veteran and has participated in 9 festivals in 6 different cities. Other performance credits include Clouds Over T.O. (The Guild Festival Theatre), Much Ado About Nothing and The Loyalists (Single Thread Theatre) and Twelfth Night (Urban Bard) and he can also be seen on screen in an episode of Discovery Channel’s Cold Blood and the just-wrapped PEI-based webseries Just Passing Through.
Tyler is an educator and facilitates puppetry workshops in schools and has been a part of the Ontario Arts Council’s Artists in Education program. He has also created educational entertainment for the Ontario Science Centre.
Bonnie Thomson Bonnie works primarily as a puppet/props builder and freelance stage and production manager.She has created objects for projects such as Eldritch Theatre’s Madhouse Variations, Hart House Theatre’s Arcadia, and the Gardiner Museum’s Family Sunday events. Bonnie has stage managed Cinderella in Muddy York, Tea at the Palace, and Hard Times for the Puppetmongers, and was the Production Manager/Technical Director for Shakespeare in Action’s 2011/2012 season.
She trained in puppetry at the Puppetmongers’ Toronto School of Puppetry Intensive, the Banff Centre’s Puppetry Intensive with Old Trout Puppet Workshop as well as Rag and Bone Puppet Theatre’s Puppetry in Education Workshop.
Bonnie’s education experience includes creating and presenting her own science-based, puppet-building workshop, Puppetology, at the Ontario Science Centre, and co-delivering Puppetry and Narrative workshops in elementary school classrooms as part of the Ontario Arts Council’s Artists in Education program.