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 get to be a part of the Someday ensemble! You may have seen her before in other CYPT productions such…

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 Arias is very excited to be ASMing with Poison Squad, and to be adding the show’s songs to their already out-of-this-world weird music taste.…

Maeve Baker

Maeve Baker

Actor (Mastro Petta)

As she ventures through the intricate caverns of Grade 10, 15-year-old Maeve juggles her passion for the stage with a love for mysteries, The Sims…

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 so excited to be preforming with CYPT again in hWhimsy! You may have seen her before acting in, MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, CANNONBALLS…

Maya Dixon

Maya Dixon

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

Back for their 12th CYPT show, it seems that Maya simply can’t get enough and is back again for Whimsy! (or What Happens If Magic…

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 is Alberta based actor born and raised in Calgary. Recently you could have found him performing in many CYPT productions such as "A…

Elliot Davidge

Elliot Davidge

Actor (Tonio)

Elliot is currently a 9th grade student, but while they do enjoy academics, currently they are most excited about their third production with CYPT, Whimsy!…

Ruby Gaudet

Ruby Gaudet

Actor (Rossini/Pagliaccio/Tree #1)

Ruby Gaudet is a recent CYPT graduate who’s dabbled in just about everything there is to do here, between acting in shows such as THE…

Harley Fielding

Harley Fielding

Actor (Announcer/Ensemble)

Harley's in grade 9, and when she's not acting, she can be found reading, cooking or hanging out with her friends and dog. You might…

Parker Painchaud

Parker Painchaud

Actor (Cesare/Ensemble)

SOMEDAY, is Parker’s 5 th production with CYPT. He most recently finished his second Cannonball Festival with MAGIC, as well as being part of the…

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 so excited to act again with CYPT. She has previously acted in [stop.] (2022) and A Little Princess (2022). Along with acting,…

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

Brianna is thrilled to be back working with the fab folks at CYPT! An alum of the program herself, she’s always thrilled to come work…