With Open Arms

With Open Arms

With Open Arms is a show about the immigrant experience, with giant puppets, music, songs and story telling.

  • Written by: Mercedes Batiz-Benet
  • Directed by Barbara Poggemiller
  • Puppet Master: Tim Gosley.
  • Performed by: Izad Etemadi, Paulina Grainger, Petra Kixmoller and Matthew Payne.
  • Music by: Rob Hunter
  • Stage Manager: Marcus Stusek.

A collaboration of the Intercultural Association of Greater Victoria ICA, and PUENTE Theatre.



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For Your Inspiration

For Your Inspiration is a new arts outreach initiative created by the Canada Council in collaboration with design company Cause + Effect to highlight 22 of Vancouver’s and Vancouver Island's most vibrant culturally diverse arts organizations!


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