Bird’s Eye View

Bird’s Eye View

Obsessed with flight, a prisoner under surveillance escapes into a tiny world of her own creation. Set to an original musical score, Bird’s Eye View, produced by Foreign Landscapes, is a visually evocative multi-media puppet show inspired by Oscar Wilde and his work. This is a solo co-created and directed by Erika Batdorf and performed by puppeteer, theatre creator and performer Faye Dupras, of Foreign Landscapes.


  • Best Production
    Jury Prize, Summerworks 2007 (Toronto, Canada)
  • Outstanding design and critic’s choice
    NOW Magazine, 2007 (Toronto Canada)


Co-created and performed: Faye Dupras
Co-created and directed: Erika Batdorf
Original score / live music: Adam Frederick
Costume design: Marija Djordjevic
Set design / scenography: Trevor Schwellnus


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… Congratulations on Bird’s Eye View. It was stunning. Honestly, it was one of the most moving pieces of theatre I’ve seen in a long time…

Esther Maloney, theatre playwright and actor,
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An incarcerated woman, played by puppeteer Faye Dupras, crafts clues, sculptures and trinkets onstage to tell a cryptic yet intriguing story of loss. Loosely inspired by Oscar’s Wilde’s Happy Prince story, Bird’s Eye View takes the audience on a mythical journey of hope and hopelessness using both puppetry and sophisticated media.…bizarre and beautiful theatre-slash-puppet experience.

Ibi Kaslik, NOW Magazine
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Outstanding production… it was unique and absolutely captivating. The way [Faye] moved the puppets with so much grace and reverence was charming. The puppets seemed almost lifelike, with faces so full of expression, it was eerie… The music was perfectly fitting, and I couldn’t take my eyes off anything on the stage, it was all so mesmerizing! I just can’t tell you how much I loved Bird’s Eye View.

Ann Spence, audience member,