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I Am For You
Written and directed by Mieko Ouchi

Touring to Junior and Senior High Schools
November 12 - 29, 2013

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On 2012’s Smokescreen:
“Our youth LOVED it and the staff did as well! The play was so well done – excellent acting and background research. They really captured the essence of a parent in distress, a youth in search of self, and a youth worker doing her best to help get to the bottom of the issues.”

Rebecca McCaffrey
Program Coordinator, Old Strathcona Youth Society

 

 





MERCUTIO
Tybalt, you rat-catcher, will you walk?

TYBALT
What wouldst thou have with me?

MERCUTIO
Good king of cats, nothing but one of your nine lives…

TYBALT
I am for you.

Fighting words...

At first glance, Lainie and Mariam look like any two girls in any High School across Canada. But when they get into a violent physical fight in their drama room, Mr. Morris, an ex-professional actor and newly minted student teacher takes them on as a special project, helping them understand more about the roots and costs of violence through the art of stage combat… and ultimately the famous fight between Mercutio and Tybalt for their school’s production of Romeo and Juliet. Swords, words and egos come to blows.. Can they find a way to work together?

A powerhouse premiere from a Governor General Award nominated playwright that will have young audiences literally on the edge of their seats.

Teacher Inservice on Teaching Stage Combat available upon request.

Love to see your students experience the power of learning about combat hands on? Contact us to find out more about our follow-up Stage Combat workshops for your students run by Fight Directors of Canada certified Actor-Combatants.

Touring Junior and Senior High Schools
November 12 - 29, 2013
Base Price: $825
To book a show contact Concrete Theatre at 780-439-3905 or bookings@concretetheatre.ca
55 minutes with a 5-10 minute Q & A

Curriculum Ties: Health: differing personal perspectives on physical, emotional, social safety, strategies to promote harm reduction/risk, how thinking patterns influence feelings, stress management, personal conflict management skills. Language Arts: consider the ideas of others, analyze choices and motives of characters. Physical Education: moving in a variety of environments, safety, warm-up. Drama: an appreciation for drama and theatre as a process and art form, safety, understand need for rehearsal, recognize 'theatre is a mirror of society".

Study Guide Available

Public Performances                                                           
November 29 2013 at 1 pm and 7:30 pm
November 30, 2013 at 2 pm Pay-What-You-Can and 7:30 pm
At C103 (formerly Catalyst Theatre) 8529 Gateway Boulevard
Public show tickets: Adults $19, Seniors & Students $16
Subject to applicable taxes and service charges.
Available from TIX on the Square (780) 420-1757
Or by cash at the door

2013 Production Information:
Starring:
Patricia Cerra
Samantha Jeffery
Jonathan Purvis

Directed by Mieko Ouchi

Production Design by Patrick Beagan
Sound Design by Dave Clarke
Fight Choreography by Jonathan Purvis
Fight Consultant – J.P. Fournier
Stage Managed by Rachel Rudd
Concrete Touring Technician - Josiah Hiemstra



 

 

 

 

 

 
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