Instant (High School/CEGEP)

Summary

 

INSTANT (High School/CEGEP)

Written by Erin Shields
Directed by Dean Patrick Fleming

Script developed with Playwrights' Workshop Montréal

Meredith wants to be a pop star. Jay wants to be a hockey star. Rosie just wants to help her father. Searching for fame in a world of instant communication drives all of them to make split-second choices that have lasting ramifications. Instant is a lightening-speed, multi-narrative story about three teenagers who are trying to be heard.

Cross-curriculum connections: Social media literacy, digital identity, online bullying, MS awareness and domestic abuse.

 

Characters

 

MEREDITH

15 years old and in Grade 10, Meredith is passionate about music, plays the piano and wants to be a pop star.

 

JAY

15 years old and in Grade 10, Jay is passionate about hockey, wants to get recruited to QMJHL and eventually become a famous hockey player.

 

ROSIE

15 years old and in Grade 10, Rosie is trying to help her dad who has MS. She is quiet, shy and would love to be more popular than she is.

 

 

Backstage

 

For the past 35 years, we have regularly toured 2 shows across Eastern Canada for 7 months performing an average of 220 shows to over 40,000 kids. Sidewalk Chalk is one of our most popular touring shows because it of its strong story that is fun and carries a great message on friendship. It has wowed kids with its creative use of interactive projections. Sidewalk Chalk has performed in small rural communities with an audience of only 20 kids to large urban city centers with audiences of close to 500. 
I have also attached our technical rider and an EPK and praise document and teacher’s study guide.

 

LEAH FONG  - ROSIE

 

DAKOTA JAMAL WELLMAN - JAY

 

MICHELLE RAMBHAROSE - MEREDITH

 

Additional Materials

 

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