Make A Mistak!

Make A Mistak! is a first time duo-collaboration between award winning theatre artists; Candice Roberts of Candy Bones Theatre and Nayana Fielkov of Ragmop Theatre. Candy and Nayana have been professionally performing together for over 15 years in such projects as The Myrtle Sisters and The Dusty Flowerpot Cabaret. Make a Mistak! masterfully combines their love of immersive physical theatre, music, mask, puppetry, clown and dance to explore the ART of FAILURE. This project was developed with the voices of the grade 4 and 5 class of Nootka Elementary School and was generously supported by the Canada Council for the Arts.


It’s Canada’s Favourite game show where YOU fail your way to success! How does growth mindset and “being challenged” grow our brains? Join our hosts Dr. Sarah Bellum and Dr. Cere Brum as we together explore the art and neuroscience of FAILURE. 

Audience members are invited to participate as contestants in games that engage and stretch their creative minds. Using innovative live shadow puppetry, the “brainometer” is used to measure the participants brain, showing it’s synaptic pathways and activity projected onto a large screen. It’s not about winning the game, it’s about growing your brain! 

Experience “Brain Breaks”, a moment in the “Think Tank”, and a motivational talk from the friendly Not-Yet-i Monster who reminds us that we can always add YET-i to CAN’T. 

 Everyone makes mistakes! Let’s build on a culture for failure-friendly environments that celebrate our mistakes as a necessary part of the creative process!