real boi

(or The Tragedie of Pinocchio in Five Comedic Acts)

Written by Camille Pavlenko

About The Play

real boi

Written by Camille Pavlenko

Once there was a woman
A woman who carved a boy
A boy in tree’s clothing
And all that poor,
poor wily and wooden wretch ever wanted
was to become…
to become!

The classic Pinocchio fairy tale comes to new life in this wild, adventurous, and edgy new adaptation which explores what it means to be a “real boy” or a “real boi” or maybe just real.

Recommended for ages 12+.  Contains mature language and themes.

Cast and Crew

Kate Noriega

Kate Noriega

Actor (Pinocchio Primo)

Kate is absolutely thrilled to be in Real Boi! She is in grade seven at Westmount Charter, and when not onstage, she can usually be…

Chloe "Reese" Arsenault

Chloe "Reese" Arsenault

Actor (Pinocchio Secondo)

Reese has been acting for over 10 years and so far CYPT has been their favorite theatre company to work with! Real boi will be…

Lula Arias

Lula Arias

Actor (Pinocchio Terzo)

Lula is having a grand old time doing... Whatever it is 12th graders do. Actually, it seems to be a combination of kindergarten-appropriate activities (like…

Maeve Baker

Maeve Baker

Actor (Mastro Petta)

Maeve is 14 and in Grade 9. When she is not acting, she loves reading mystery novels, playing The Sims 4, and solving EXIT games…

Nadya Dunfield

Nadya Dunfield

Actor (Tree #2)

Nadya’s acting journey started in middle school as a way to fill a class slot, but quickly became one of their biggest passions as they…

Elizabeth McDonald

Elizabeth McDonald

Actor (Bartolo)

Liz is thrilled to be performing this year with CYPT. They are 13 and in the 8th grade. They have always enjoyed acting and have…

Maya Dixon

Maya Dixon

Actor (Basilio/A Talking Cricket/Ghost of Talking Cricket/Son of Talking Cricket)

Maya has returned once again for their 8th CYPT show!! Coincidentally, Maya is in 8th grade and is 13! Prior to Real Boi, you may…

Tessa Laidlaw

Tessa Laidlaw

Actor (Tosca)

Tessa is a grade 9 student at Mount Royal Middle School. This is her third performance at CYPT and she is thrilled to have joined…

Molly Corkey Flatters

Molly Corkey Flatters

Actor (Silvio)

Molly is a full time student at Central Memorial High School and part-time princess with YYC princess who is THRILLED to be making her debut…

Riley Davidson

Riley Davidson

Actor (Cosi)

Riley’s love of the fine arts began early, as she started singing before she could talk. From there her interests grew, and she studied piano…

Izyan Ali

Izyan Ali

Actor (Lampwick)

Izyan, or Izy, is in grade 11 and is involved in all kinds of art. He plays the Alto Saxophone, is an avid photographer, painter,…

Viktor Clayton

Viktor Clayton

Actor (Ambrogio/TV Producer)

Viktor Clayton has always been passionate about acting and the arts. He has 4 years of acting experience and has enjoyed every second of it.…

Elliot Davidge

Elliot Davidge

Actor (Tonio)

Elliot is in 8th grade and is very excited to be in their first production. Though this is their first play, they have received stage…

Ruby Gaudet

Ruby Gaudet

Actor (Rossini/Pagliaccio/Tree #1)

Ruby Gaudet loves to lie to people. She is an old man who just turned 425. She has finally accepted that this is her last…

Harley Fielding

Harley Fielding

Actor (Announcer/Ensemble)

Harley is in grade 8, and when she’s not acting she can be found (constantly) listening to music while cooking, reading, and finding random dogs…

Parker Painchaud

Parker Painchaud

Actor (Cesare/Ensemble)

Parker is in grade 7 and has started his first year in Junior High.  Parker loves to play golf, is a comic book enthusiast, and…

Shayan Ali

Shayan Ali

Actor (TV Producer)

Shayan is a 13-year-old young actor who loves to act. He originally found about it from his older brother and also soon loved it. He…

Camille Pavlenko

Camille Pavlenko

Playwright

She is a playwright and actor whose previous work has won and been short-listed for awards from, amongst others, the Playwrights Guild of Canada, Theatre…

Kathryn  Smith

Kathryn Smith

Director

Kathryn (or KP) is a designer, director, and creator who has worked across western Canada. They have worked on and created a multitude of projects…

Lisa Floyd

Lisa Floyd

Stage Manager

Lisa Floyd was born and raised here in Moh’kins’tsis and has been a growing artist and member of the theatre community for the past 10…

Aurora Howlett

Aurora Howlett

Assistant Stage Manager

Aurora Howlett is 15 years old and is super excited to be ASMing her first show! Aurora has been in two plays with CYPT, “STOP”…

Charlotte Fursier

Charlotte Fursier

Assistant Stage Manager

Charlotte is a Grade 11 theatre nerd who is especially excited to be working for CYPT for the first time in an assistant stage manager role.…

Abbie Brokenshire

Abbie Brokenshire

Costume Design

Abbie Brokenshire is a Calgary based costume designer, wardrobe technician and stylist. She is delighted to be designing and collaborating with so many talented artists…

Ben Gaudet

Ben Gaudet

Sound Design

Ben Gaudet is a CYPT alumni and an emerging theatre artist in Calgary, having been involved with a number of projects here including A Play…

Brianna Johnston

Brianna Johnston

Fight Choreographer

A CYPT alum herself, Brianna is thrilled to be back with the wonderful folks at CYPT! She has had the pleasure of working all across…

Events

real boi

Buy Tickets (12/01/2022 07:00PM - 09:30PM)

Once there was a woman A woman who carved a boy A boy in tree’s clothing And all that poor, poor wily and wooden wretch…