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Polar Opposites ()

Produced by


Presented by

Next Stage Theatre Festival

Playwright: Nicole Ratjen
Directors: Rachel Blair and Nicole Ratjen


Factory Theatre Antechamber


January 8th, 2014 – January 19th, 2014


International performer and mask-maker Nicole Ratjen brings together an energetic emerging collective of Fringe artists to create Polar Opposites, a highly theatrical tale of two polar bears trapped on a melting iceberg. 2 parts comedy, 1 part tragedy, ½ table tennis, and ¼ mask theatre. Entirely Absurd. (


Nicole Ratjen Polar Bear A
Stephanie Jung Polar Bear B

Creative Team

Nicole Ratjen Playwright
Rachel Blair Director
Nicole Ratjen Director
Bryan Osuszek Original Music
Bryan Osuszek Sound Designer
Rachel Blair Dramaturge


Andrew Gaboury Stage Manager and Ship Captain
Nicole Ratjen Masks
Eric Double Masks
Lauren Vandenbrook Photography
Clarence Lacy Graphic Designer
Tyler Evan Webb Videographer
Andrew Gaboury Co-Producer