by Collin Doyle
Directed by Mieko Ouchi

Touring Junior and Senior High Schools
November 2 – 20, 2009

Public Performances at Catalyst Theatre
8529 Gateway Boulevard
Thursday, November 5, 2009 8pm OPENING
Friday, November 6, 2009 2pm and 8pm
Saturday, November 7, 2009 2pm Pay-what-you-can and 8pm

Family Violence Prevention support at every public Q&A.
Appropriate for age 14 and older.


Praise for Collin Doyle's previous script The Mighty Carlins :

“... a tightly written gem that balances its humour with a social message, providing an illuminating glimpse into alcoholism and the enduring nature of family bonds.”
Paul Blinov, VUE Weekly, Jan 17, 2008

“Doyle's playwriting presents a reality that the audience can relate to - whether they admit it or not.”
Tara McCarthy, What's Up Yukon, March 26, 2009

A powerful and emotional exploration of public and private acts of violence…

Routes is a riveting one man play that delves into the impact of violence
through the eyes of Tom, a fifteen year old boy living in Millwoods.
Tom escapes violence at home by riding his local bus until closing.
As he journeys along the route of his nine previous homes, we discover
the ties that connect the violence at home to acts of bullying between
students at his school and the killing of a man by four youth on this very
route. Starring Joshua Beaudry.

Curriculum Ties: CALM: wellbeing and respect, conflict resolution, relationships, making change; Health and Life Skills: wellness choices, safety and responsibility, relationship choices. Family violence, bullying, life strategies, support.

November is Family Violence Prevention Month. Click here for more information.

School Tour Information:
60 minutes with a 5 - 10 minute Q&A
Max audience: 275
Base Price: $725
For more information or to book a school show in your gym or community please contact:
Irene Kunda, Bookings Coordinator 
780-439-3905 or

Public Performances Information:
Adults $18, Students $14
Tickets at TIX on the Square 780-420-1757 or pay cash at the door

2009 - 2010 Production Information:

Joshua Beaudry

Directed by Mieko Ouchi
Production Design by David Fraser
Sound Design by Dave Clarke
Stage Manager Nicole Piotrkowski
Family Violence Support Coordinator Gabriel Tou

Photography by Epic Photography Inc.

Routes is produced with assistance by our community partners:
The Support Network
Canadian Red Cross RespectED: Violence & Abuse Prevention Program
Rat Creek Design

And with the support of the Alberta Children and Youth Services Prevention of Family Violence and Bullying Community Incentive Fund.







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Art Elements by Theodora Harasymiw, Isabelle Gagnon, Laura O'Connor
Photos by Epic Photography Inc. Website by Rat Creek Design