Tiny Bear Jaws is creating theatre with teeth.
3

patrons

$25
per month


Artistic Director Elena Belyea and Artistic Associate and Producer Tori Morrison.

Hi!

We're Elena Belyea & Tori Morrison, and together, we make Tiny Bear Jaws, a little theatre company with teeth, producing visceral new works that ignite, challenge, and entertain. We've premiered shows in multiple cities across Canada, including Edmonton, Calgary, Montreal, and Toronto.

What are we making? 
Tiny Bear Jaws is creating dynamic form and boundary-breaking new works. We are committed to relentlessly exploring the possibilities available exclusively in live performance. Upcoming projects include:

- An Eastern Canada tour of our award-winning Miss Katelyn's Grade Threes Prepare for the Inevitable (Summer 2019) a comedic drama about a grade three teacher teaching her class-- played by the audience-- how to survive a school shooting.

- Continued development of The Worst Thing I Could Be (Is Happy). Confessions, home videos, dance, song, and sentient projections all come together as four performers embark on a spontaneous investigation of the politics of feelings in a culture obsessed with positive thinking.


Gabriel Richardson and Roland Meseck in "Everyone We Know Will Be There: A House Party In One Act."

Past projects include:

- Miss Katelyn's Grade Threes Prepare for the Inevitable (Sunset Theatre, Wells, July 2018; Fringe Studio Theatre, Edmonton, July 2018; Downstage Theatre, Calgary, May 2018; 2016 Wildside Festival, Montreal; 2016 Chinook Festival, Edmonton; Montreal Fringe 2015; Edmonton Fringe 2015).
- Cleave (Presented as part of Fringe Theatre's curated Backstage Season, Edmonton, March 2018).
- The Worst Thing I Could Be (Is Happy) (Presented as part of Buddies in Bad Times' 2018 Rhubarb Festival). 
- Everyone We Know Will Be There: A House Party in One Act (Nextfest, Edmonton, June 2017; Swallow-A-Bicycle Theatre, Calgary, June 2017). 


Lee Doré, Tori Morrison, Philip Nozuka and Elena Belyea in "The Worst Thing I Could Be (Is Happy)".

How does Pledging work?
You select a Reward level and contribute to receive awesome perks and our undying gratitude. Your credit card will be billed at the start of each month. If making a donation isn't something you can do right now, no worries! Sharing this page with your friends is another great way to support us and our work. CANADIANS, PLEASE NOTE: Patreon collects funds in US dollars.

I'm interested. Tell me more about the great things I'll get for donating:
- At least one thank you over our social media, with a reach of over 1000 viewers
- The intense gratification that comes from knowing you're a vital part of helping us do what we do
- Access to top-secret info about the work we're doing behind the scenes to make our next season happen
- Sweet perks, determined by your donation tier (Ex. Buttons, postcards, exclusive videos, and more)

What are you waiting for? 
Tiers
Cub
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
A personalized thank you shout-out on our TINY BEAR JAWS twitter (@tinybearjaws)!
Bruin
$3 or more per month 1 patron
Get a coveted TINY BEAR JAWS pin delivered to you in the mail + our eternal thanks.
Ursidae
$5 or more per month 1 patron
A snail mailed TINY BEAR JAWS production still, and your name on our website's support page. 
Ursa Major
$10 or more per month 1 patron
Get access to a monthly, exclusive, for-fans-only video, giving you a sneak peek of what goes into bringing a play from seed to stage + your name on our website’s list of supporters. 
Cub Scout Leader
$20 or more per month 0 patrons
Your generosity is staggering. On top of getting access to behind-the-scenes footage of us in process, we'll create and post a short video to our Instagram (with a reach of over 500), thanking you for your support! 
Goals
$25 of $100 per month
You've made it so Tori and Elena can take one fully-paid day this month to work on writing, designing, and producing! 
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Artistic Director Elena Belyea and Artistic Associate and Producer Tori Morrison.

Hi!

We're Elena Belyea & Tori Morrison, and together, we make Tiny Bear Jaws, a little theatre company with teeth, producing visceral new works that ignite, challenge, and entertain. We've premiered shows in multiple cities across Canada, including Edmonton, Calgary, Montreal, and Toronto.

What are we making? 
Tiny Bear Jaws is creating dynamic form and boundary-breaking new works. We are committed to relentlessly exploring the possibilities available exclusively in live performance. Upcoming projects include:

- An Eastern Canada tour of our award-winning Miss Katelyn's Grade Threes Prepare for the Inevitable (Summer 2019) a comedic drama about a grade three teacher teaching her class-- played by the audience-- how to survive a school shooting.

- Continued development of The Worst Thing I Could Be (Is Happy). Confessions, home videos, dance, song, and sentient projections all come together as four performers embark on a spontaneous investigation of the politics of feelings in a culture obsessed with positive thinking.


Gabriel Richardson and Roland Meseck in "Everyone We Know Will Be There: A House Party In One Act."

Past projects include:

- Miss Katelyn's Grade Threes Prepare for the Inevitable (Sunset Theatre, Wells, July 2018; Fringe Studio Theatre, Edmonton, July 2018; Downstage Theatre, Calgary, May 2018; 2016 Wildside Festival, Montreal; 2016 Chinook Festival, Edmonton; Montreal Fringe 2015; Edmonton Fringe 2015).
- Cleave (Presented as part of Fringe Theatre's curated Backstage Season, Edmonton, March 2018).
- The Worst Thing I Could Be (Is Happy) (Presented as part of Buddies in Bad Times' 2018 Rhubarb Festival). 
- Everyone We Know Will Be There: A House Party in One Act (Nextfest, Edmonton, June 2017; Swallow-A-Bicycle Theatre, Calgary, June 2017). 


Lee Doré, Tori Morrison, Philip Nozuka and Elena Belyea in "The Worst Thing I Could Be (Is Happy)".

How does Pledging work?
You select a Reward level and contribute to receive awesome perks and our undying gratitude. Your credit card will be billed at the start of each month. If making a donation isn't something you can do right now, no worries! Sharing this page with your friends is another great way to support us and our work. CANADIANS, PLEASE NOTE: Patreon collects funds in US dollars.

I'm interested. Tell me more about the great things I'll get for donating:
- At least one thank you over our social media, with a reach of over 1000 viewers
- The intense gratification that comes from knowing you're a vital part of helping us do what we do
- Access to top-secret info about the work we're doing behind the scenes to make our next season happen
- Sweet perks, determined by your donation tier (Ex. Buttons, postcards, exclusive videos, and more)

What are you waiting for? 

Recent posts by Tiny Bear Jaws

Tiers
Cub
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
A personalized thank you shout-out on our TINY BEAR JAWS twitter (@tinybearjaws)!
Bruin
$3 or more per month 1 patron
Get a coveted TINY BEAR JAWS pin delivered to you in the mail + our eternal thanks.
Ursidae
$5 or more per month 1 patron
A snail mailed TINY BEAR JAWS production still, and your name on our website's support page. 
Ursa Major
$10 or more per month 1 patron
Get access to a monthly, exclusive, for-fans-only video, giving you a sneak peek of what goes into bringing a play from seed to stage + your name on our website’s list of supporters. 
Cub Scout Leader
$20 or more per month 0 patrons
Your generosity is staggering. On top of getting access to behind-the-scenes footage of us in process, we'll create and post a short video to our Instagram (with a reach of over 500), thanking you for your support!