The Mudfoot Theatre Collective is a Calgary-based theatre company committed to devising contemporary folk narratives through humble magic and sustainable theatre practices. We are an independent company under the artistic leadership of Geneviève Paré and Kathryn Smith. With our feet in the mud and our head in the clouds we work collaboratively with interdisciplinary artists to reinvigorate the Canadian Ethos through the performing arts.
Previously known as Frivolous Fools Performance, the company originated as a creative performance duo between Geneviève Paré and Ian McFarlane in 2010. Their earliest creations included a collection of happenings and cabaret creations that encompassed movement, improvisation, installation and spoken word. Their fascination with outdoor survival stories, Canadian history, folklore and humble magic inspired collaborations with visual artists and musicians that began to expand into full length productions.