Fear of Missing Out (High School/CEGEP)

Photo of a young woman against a collage of newspaper articles



By Michaela Di Cesare
Directed by Sophie Gee
Developed in partnership with Playwrights’ Workshop Montréal


Olive wants to research a string of assaults at bus stops in her neighbourhood for the school paper. Unfortunately, she’s grounded and spends all her free time working at her parents’ deli under their watchful supervision. Olive’s best friend T-Star (née Tanya) is growing impatient with this arrangement and starts to withdraw from the friendship. Vincent, an aspiring forensic scientist on the autism spectrum, befriends Olive and promises to help her crack the case.

Fear of Missing Out is a beautiful coming-of-age play that looks at the tough choices facing teens today; a contemporary tale that honestly navigates conversations and realities of consent, cultural identity, and independence.

Please note that the themes / events addressed in this play are not represented explicitly and are referred to with respect to the subject matter and to whom anyone may relate.

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Quebec Education Competencies

Some select Quebec Competencies found in this guide include:


English Language Arts

- Uses language/talk to communicate and to learn
- Reads and listens to written,spoken and media texts
- Produces texts for personal and social purposes


Cross-Curricular Competencies

- Uses information
- Exercises critical judgment
- Uses creativity
- Adopts effective work methods
- Uses information and communications technologies
- Cooperates with others


Arts Education - Dramatic Art Competencies

- Creates dramatic works
- Performs dramatic works
- Appreciates dramatic works