by Collin Doyle
Directed by Mieko Ouchi

Touring Junior and Senior High Schools
April 7 - 25, 2015

Family Violence Prevention support at every show. Appropriate for age 13 and older.


On 2013’s I Am for You:
"Comments received from teachers after the production were all very positive. Students were talking about
it in their classes. One teacher was thrilled with the curriculum links as her students were studying Shakespeare’s, Romeo and Juliet and had just read the scenes used in the production. The quality of acting was exceptional! The booking process seamless! Thank you for a wonderful experience!

Mary Flanagan, Diverse
Learning, St Martin de Porres
High School, Airdrie

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

WINNER! of the 2011 Dora Mavor Moore Award (Toronto) and the 2010 Elizabeth Sterling Haynes Award (Edmonton) for:
• Outstanding Production for Young Audiences

NOMINATED! for 4 2010 Elizabeth Sterling Haynes Awards for:
• Outstanding New Play (Collin Doyle)
• Outstanding Direction (Mieko Ouchi)
• Outstanding Actor in a Leading Role (Joshua Beaudry)
• Outstanding Artistic Achievement in TYA Set Design (David Fraser)

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 Colin Dingwall.

This production tours with a Family Violence Support Worker.
Appropriate for age 13 and older.

Curriculum Ties: CALM: wellbeing and respect, conflict resolution, relationships, making change; Health and Life Skills: wellness choices, safety and responsibility, relationship choices, 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. Drama: an appreciation for drama and theatre as a process and art form, recognize 'theatre is a mirror of society". Family violence, bullying, life strategies, support.

Base Price: $850
To book a show contact Concrete Theatre at 780-439-3905 or

55 minutes with a 5-10 minute Q & A

Touring Junior and Senior High Schools
April 7-23, 2015

Public Performances
Friday, April 24, 2015 at 1 pm and 7:30 pm
Saturday, April 25, 2015 at 2 pm Pay-What-You-Can and 7:30 pm

At C103 (formerly Catalyst Theatre) 8529 Gateway Boulevard
Available from TIX on the Square (780) 420-1757
Or by cash at the door.

School groups: $7
Adults: $19
Seniors/Students: $16
GST and handling charges not included

2015 Production Information:

Colin Dingwall
Stage Managed by Ntara Curry
Directed by Mieko Ouchi
Touring Technical Support by Patrick Beagan
Family Violence Support Coordinator: Sarah Jensen

Routes 2015 is supported by a grant from the Stollery Charitable Foundation Small Grants Fund.



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