Making Spirits Brighter

November 29 - December 23, 2023

Making Spirits Brighter

Stories by W.O. Mitchell, Thomas King, and two timeless tales; The Night Before Christmas and The Mitten.
Directed by Jennifer Brewin
Jump back into our cozy little snow globe that is The Artesian and join us as we tune up the radio wires for a new version of our sold-out holiday tradition from 2021 and 2022. This year we bring four different stories to the stage, Frankincents an’ Meer by W.O. Mitchell, Coyote’s New Suit by Thomas King, a new translation of the Ukrainian folk tale The Mitten and The Night Before Christmas by Clement Clarke Moore. Celebrate holiday merrymaking and seasonal tradition set against the backdrop of an old-fashioned radio play.

Run time: 90 min

Cast and
Creative Team


Skyler Anderson

Narrator, Steve, Ensemble

Kris Alvarez

St. Nick, Jake, Woodsperson, Ensemble

Sarah Bergbusch

Kid/Narrator, Ensemble

Sierra Haynes

Raven, Miss Henchbaw, Ensemble & Musical Director

Leon Willey

Pappa, Coyote, Ensemble

Jennifer Brewin


Kenilee Kehler

Set Designer

Devon Bonneau

Lighting Designer

Carson Walliser

Costume Designer

Michael Wanless

Sound Designer

Ruaridh MacDonald

Musical Arranger

Mackenzy Vida

Headpiece Designer

Alana Freistadt

Stage Manager