We at Talk Is Free Theatre have the immense honour to help make a wedding day come true with a ceremony like never before and YOU ARE INVITED!

TIFT is thrilled to support a local couple by making their joyful celebration a surreal and magical experience they’re calling Something Bubbled, Something Blue. 

Here is the story…

Eden Lake, a dedicated elementary school teacher, and Zara Rose met in a park two years ago and fell in love. Last fall, they celebrated their anniversary and as the sun set, Zara got down on one knee, proposing to Eden in the same spot where they had met.  

The two vowed to get married in September of 2020 in that very park.  

Their spirits flagged when with the advent of the pandemic.
However, determined to share their love, and with a little help from their friends in the arts, Eden and Zara have resolved to transform their special day into a unique ceremony to share with as many people as possible.

Through music, choreography, live art, and using inflatable Zorbs as personal bubbles, Something Bubbled, Something Blue is an event to celebrate a beloved communal ritual no matter the restrictions. 


This re-imagining of a traditional wedding inspired the National Arts Centre to select Talk Is Free Theatre and Something Bubbled, Something Blue to be part of one of the most exciting national projects in recent memory.

Grand Acts of Theatre will see eleven of Canada’s most innovative arts companies push the boundaries of tradition to create bold new experiences that connect people in unique ways.

The National Arts Centre Foundation wishes to thank RBC Foundation as Presenting Partner of Grand Acts of Theatre.

Grand Acts of Theatre is made possible thanks to the support from The Jenepher Hooper Fund for Theatre at the National Arts Centre Foundation, established as a result of a generous gift from the estate of Jenepher Margaret Hooper.


Helping the couple create the most memorable experience are co-creators Mitchell Cushman and Anahita Dehbonehie, Choreographer Cameron Carver, Sound Designer and Composer Josh Doerksen and Artistic Consultant Richard Lam.

The ceremony will last approximately 20 minutes. We recommend standing for a better view, however, we will be happy to make alternate arrangements for those who require it.

There is only a capacity for 30 guests and will be accepted on a first-come-first-serve-basis.


The event will be filmed for online national distribution. By attending the wedding, guests agree to appear in the filming and sharing of video material. 


The safety of the wedding party and all guests are of the utmost importance. As the wedding will be held outdoors in a public park, the following precautions will be taken: 

  • All guests must provide their name and phone number for easier tracing, with the option of information not being used for any other purpose
  • A screening checklist will be completed prior to entry for all guests
  • Masks must be worn by all guests at all times, unless prevented by a medical condition
  • The venue has been measured extensively to ensure social distancing measures are met and maintained for each guest (or their bubble), as well as between them and the wedding party
  • There is a limit of 30 guests and RSVPs will be accepted on a first-com-first-serve basis   
  • Additional measures might be put in place at the direction of health officials


In case of rain, the start time of the ceremony may be changed on September 12 or the ceremony may be postponed to September 13. All guests will be notified as soon as possible.

In case of rain, the start time of the ceremony may change on September 12 or may be postponed to September 13. All guests will be notified.


In lieu of gifts, the couple would appreciate donations to the Actors’ Fund of Canada.

To make a donation please click HERE.


The couple will be accepting guest RSVPs from family and related individuals with room for more people.
If you are interested in attending, please write to wedding@tift.ca for the venue location by September 1, 2020.

Do not miss your chance to be part of this once in a lifetime event!

Something Bubbled, Something Blue
A Talk Is Free Theatre event
In association with Outside the March
Presented by National Arts Centre English Theatre’s
Grand Acts of Theatre
Marking this Moment