Welcome to Kid-Safe Productions

Creating a Dramatic Difference

Providing musical plays and drama workshops to children and families on topics of social skills development.
Phone: 613-601-5582
Email: kidsafeproductions@gmail.com

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada


Current Production

Emotion Commotion

Musical Play for all ages on post pandemic recovery.

Donate/Bid at our Silent Auction

We are still raising funds to help meet the financial requirements of producing our latest musical Emotion Commotion about post pandemic recovery. Our current fundraising goal is $5000. With enough funds, we can find new ways to bring the show to as many children as possible.
Right now you can give in two EASY ways;
1) by visiting our Online Silent Auction running from November 26 to December 7 and bidding on any items; and
2) by clicking the orange 'DONATE' button below to give an immediate donation amount of your choice.
Emotion Commotion

Emotion Commotion

Our newest musical play, Emotion Commotion is designed to help children and families recover from pandemic life. The lockdowns that were necessary to deal with the pandemic had social side effects due to increased isolation. Now things are opening back up but getting back to normal can be hard to manage without some helpful tools. Providing some tools to help is what this play is all about.

Jordan is confused and in a tizzy. DJ is feeling all kinds of mad and now has a sore foot to boot. What an EMOTION COMMOTION! A local garbage rummaging raccoon does their best not to “catch the mad” while a sleepy Owl lends a helpful wing to ease all the commotion. Through the use of songs, stories and games, everyone who experiences this delightful play will discover something great to add to their own emotion commotion toolbox!

Admission is free when you register here using Eventbrite.


JeN Hashimoto

JeN is really excited to be a part of Emotion Commotion with Kid-Safe Productions! 2022 stage credits: Eva in Gloria’s Guy (Village Players) and Pearl in Pink String and Sealing Wax (Stage Centre Productions). Favourite roles include: Chava in Fiddler on the Roof, Elvira in Blithe Spirit, Mademoiselle Zeze in Anything to Declare, Audrey in Leading Ladies, and Sonia in Godspell. When not performing, you can find JeN either teaching English on her YouTube channel, JeN’s Jyugyou, or playing Pokémon while drinking bubble tea. Thanks always to Tomo for all his support.

Bonnie Duff

Bonnie is a Finnish-Canadian theatre artist, who is thrilled to be a part of Emotion Commotion! She has worked as an actor, educator, writer, and even juggler in Vancouver, Toronto, and London. Bonnie holds a BFA in Acting (University of British Columbia), and also attended the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, England. Select Credits: Bard on the Beach, A Shakespearience (Co-Creator/Performer); Carousel Theatre for Young People, The Tempest (Assistant Director); Awkward Stage Productions, Goodnight Desdemona Good Morning Juliet (Juliet); Geekenders, Neverland Night Circus (Tootles). Remember, “Name your Feelings”… especially if that feeling is wanting to see this show!

Coral Benzie

Coral is a proud graduate of the Musical Theatre Performance program at St Clair College. She is thrilled to be a part of this wonderful show with its incredible cast and creative team.

Previous credits include Mary Bennet - Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley (Scarborough Players), Sister Bear - The Berenstain Bears Live! (TBD Theatre co.), Puss - Puss in Boots (Cabbage Town Festival), June - Chicago (August Productions), Gertie – Oklahoma (SMT).

She would like to thank her family and friends for the love, support and constant encouragement to follow her dreams

Behind The Scenes

Lauren Fahey, Stage Manager

Lauren is delighted to be working with Kid-Safe Productions for the first time! Recently she has stage managed The Language of Birds for the Canadian Children’s Opera Company and Gloria’s Guy for Village Players. After completing a BA at York University for film studies, Lauren studied theatre production at Humber College with a focus on stage management and production management. Other theatre credits include Assistant Stage Manager for The 39 Steps (Village Players); Production Assistant for The Adventures of Pinocchio (Young People’s Theatre); Assistant Production Manager for U-R-U (Humber College); Stage Manager for The Sycorax Brood (Humber College).

Tricia Myles, Executive Producer

Tricia is the founder of Kid-Safe Productions. This non profit charity first emerged in 2000 as a culmination of Tricia’s different skills as composer, playwright, office administrator and mom. She has a BA in theatre and music composition, with a diploma in Music Industry Arts, certificates in business and work experience as an Arts educator for the Royal Conservatory. As performer and tour manager she took Kid-Safe’s original productions on the road to hundreds of schools, engaging hundreds of  thousands of kids. Kid-Safe’s “A Quest of Character" had a successful run in the Toronto Fringe Festival and she is proud to be a part of this year’s “Emotion Commotion” production.

Our Sponsors

We are incredibly grateful to all our existing sponsors including:

Anglican Foundation of Canada for their generous financial support;

The Scarborough Theatre Guild for generously allowing us use of their rehearsal space;

The Ottawa Little Theatre for for generously supporting our fundraising initiative with show tickets!

St. Michael and All Angels Church in Toronto for generously allowing us in, to use their rehearsal space;

The Great Canadian Theatre Company for generously supporting our fundraising initiative with show tickets!


Show Follow-Up for Kids and families

Have you just been to one of our shows? Click the button below to get access to our show’s colouring pages, and follow up information for parents so they can help at home.

There’s also a quick Feedback Form that can be filled out in less than 5 minutes. We value your feedback!

Drama Workshops

Ages 12-16

Drama workshops are designed to reflect the important messages of our plays so that kids of the older age groups can support the younger ones at home, at church or their community group or school. These are booked together or separately from the plays. Contact Us for more information.

Become A Volunteer

Volunteers come in all shapes and sizes. Think you have a skill you can share? We want to hear from you! Current needs are in our Social Media and Fundraising Departments. But if you want to take part in a different way, get in touch! We'd love to hear your ideas.