Théâtre de la Seizième. Credit: Jennifer Greenhorn

Celestial Being / Extra-Celeste

By Dave Deveau

Celeste is having a hard time at school; she can’t seem to make any friends in her class, so she decides she must be from outer space.

Celeste knows there is a whole world of people who are like her up in the stars, so she starts building a spaceship to bring her back to her home planet. That’s when Celeste meets Martin, a new boy at school, who wants to help build the rocket, and the adventure takes a new turn. Celestial Being explores the world of a young girl with a big imagination and her struggle making social connections. As we see the world through her eyes, and the tremendous colour and joy that her inner world presents, we realize that seeing things differently can be a wonderful gift.

Themes: Autism Awareness | Healthy Relationships | Empathy | Self Esteem | Family Relationships

I have watched numerous Green Thumb productions over the years and Celestial Being is one of the best.

BC Teachers

The storyline was amazing and very well written, conveying a deep message! It really spoke to me and I felt the pain of the characters.

BC Teachers

Production Details

1 Male

1 Female

Theatre for Young Audiences, Grade Range: K-7

40 minutes + 10 minute Q&A

By Dave Deveau

June 24, 2011

PAST EVENT: Celestial Being – To Be Determined Theatre Company, Touring January 2020

January 21, 2011

PAST EVENT: Celestial Being – Green Thumb Theatre, Touring Spring 2018

July 16, 2010

PAST EVENT: Celestial Being/Extra-Celeste – Green Thumb Theatre, Touring October 2016 & February 2017

May 3, 2010

PAST EVENT: Celestial Being – Green Thumb Theatre, Touring Canada & US, Spring 2016

Production History

Celestial Being was co-commissioned by Green Thumb Theatre and Theatre la Seizieme. It premiered in two productions (one French, one English) in 2014, touring Canada.

Green Thumb Theatre has continued touring the production in both English and French since 2014 – it is currently touring the US.

Video by Moonrider Productions (FOR PROMOTIONAL PURPOSES ONLY)


The English production was nominated for three Jessie Richardson Awards (including Outstanding Original Script), winning Outstanding Production.

The French production was nominated for four Jessie Richardson awards winning two (direction, performance).

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