WATCH: Audiences react to workshop performance of "Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea"

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

This April, creators Rick Miller and Craig Francis held a public performance workshop of their new theatrical production Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea. The invited guests, who ranged from Artistic Directors to families, gave amazing feedback about what worked for them as an audience. This feedback has been incredibly useful to the creative process and resulted in a streamlined new draft of the script as the production prepares for its production phase in 2015.

We've compiled some of the audience reactions in this video. Rick and Craig send a huge thanks to all those who participated in this process, for your time, and for helping an original new artistic creation. See you in the theatre!

And online: you can also visit the KDOONS sites that live outside the play but use Natutilus crew and other characters to provide entertaining outreach on current water issues as part of the KDOONS "Hydro Empower" campaign:,,,, and

Thanks also to the talented, versatile – and brave! – cast of the Workshop performance:

Richard Clarkin as Captain Nemo
Stephanie Baptist as Professor Aronnax
Gil Garratt as Ned Land
Toby Hughes as Jules / Conseil

The 20K Collective presents
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea
Commissioned by the Arts and Culture Program of the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am and Parapan Am Games
with assistance from
Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council, and Toronto Arts Council

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