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With gentle humor and great music, our performances give kids and grown-ups the tools to have important conversations about mental health.

We help by providing:  

  • Clear, simple language that demystifies mental health disorders
  • Relatable and memorable depictions of common symptoms
  • Concrete strategies to be more compassionate, understanding, and inclusive of kids who need support

Created by professional theatre artists and performed by a cast of talented youth, our shows are enjoyed by all ages

The opening number from our 2017 production of The Three Little Pigs

Our live performances and online puppet shows are free to audiences.

Since 2008, we’ve done over 400 performances throughout Minnesota at:

  • Schools
  • Theatres
  • Churches
  • Professional conferences
  • Community centers
  • And more!

To learn more about how you can bring Fidgety to your community, go to Book a Performance.

We deliver high quality mental health content through high quality arts experiences.

Our scripts are reviewed by both mental health professionals and youth with lived experience to ensure accurate, honest and sensitive portrayals of mental health disorders.

Since 2008, we have adapted 36 fairy tales to cover a wide range of mental health disorders, concept and neurodiversity.

Writer/director Matt Jenson and composer/music director Marya Hart have created theatre with youth for over 20 years. Fidgety Fairy Tales is regularly funded based on artistic excellence by the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council and the Minnesota State Arts Board.

Audience Survey Results
92% learned something about mental health disorders 
100% found the performance entertaining
100% with a disorder felt more comfortable talking about their disorder