SensoryBox TYA

Co-written by Eric Rose and Christopher Duthie
Directed by Eric Rose
Featuring Richard Lee and
Gaitrie Persaud-Dhunmoon
(Deaf Performer) 
Designer: Emily Promise Allison
Stage Manager: Michaela Steven

Dramaturg: Stephen Colella
Developed in association with Ghost River Theatre


(Livestream schedule below)

Recommended for Ages 6-12 | Grades 1-6
Run Time: approx. 60 minutes




A Fun, Delightful & Surprising Experience  

Explore the electric connection between our senses and the imagination with SensoryBox TYA.

Don’t miss this fun and fascinating tactile experiment! The adventure begins with a wrapped box delivered to your door or classroom (no peeking until the event!). On the day of your performance, you’ll tune into a livestream, pop on a blindfold (included), and begin your tactile trek along with an online audience of young people. In the comfort of your own home or classroom, and alongside the gentle guiding voices of the host, you’ll discover the mysterious contents of your box – and the pure fun of play!

SensoryBox TYA is both a delightful exploration of the unknown and a comforting reframing of everyday items. The experience offers a sense of connectivity, discovery and delight from afar. By presenting objects to young viewers at home or school, we’re creating a bridge to the immediacy of live performance.

“Unlike traditional theatre, SensoryBox puts participants at the centre of the experience, activating their imagination and senses.”
SensoryBox TYA Host Richard Lee

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Public Livestreams:

For full performance schedule, see calendar below.  

A pre-recorded Deaf-friendly version is available.

Click here for our SensoryBox TYA FAQ for public performances.

School Livestreams:

For full performance schedule, see calendar below.  

Click here for our SensoryBox TYA FAQ for school performances, including pre- and post-show information.

The SensoryBox TYA Study Guide can be found here.

Deaf-Friendly Performances for School and Public Audiences

A pre-recorded Deaf-friendly performance of SensoryBox TYA will be available from December 8-18, and will include a Deaf performer, ASL-English interpreter, the ability to pause and return to the performance as needed, and captions.

Public audiences can book their Deaf-friendly performance here. Schools interested in booking the Deaf-friendly SensoryBox TYA performance can contact for more details.

For both public and school performances, your SensoryBox TYA performance must be booked a minimum of 2 weeks in advance of your preferred date to ensure the timely delivery of your SensoryBox 

How to Order

ONLINE is fast, easy, and the quickest way to secure your spot! Click here to order.

BRAND NEW for TEACHERS: Click here to book your class online!

By PHONE: 416.862.2222 x2. Our Audience Experience Representatives will return your call within 24 hours.

Questions? Email Our Audience Experience Representatives will respond within 24 hours.

“It is our intention to celebrate and examine our relationship to touch at this particular moment in time. We are experimenting with how visceral touch can be in a live performance and through an online medium.”
Eric Rose, Ghost River Theatre Artistic Director

Curriculum Connections

SensoryBox TYA connects to the Ontario Arts and Language curricula in the following ways. By participating in the SensoryBox TYA experience, students will:

  • Focus on awareness and communication of emotional and intellectual responses in the various art forms (Reflecting, Responding and Analyzing)
  • Make meaningful connections between themselves, what they encounter in texts, and the world around them
  • Make use of processing skills, including making inferences, interpreting, analyzing, evaluating, and forming conclusions
  • Listen to understand elements of story

Program & Study Guide