Water Weight (Elementary)

WATER WEIGHT (Elementary School)

Written by Jesse Stong
Directed by Mike Payette

Script developed with Playwrights' Workshop Montréal

On a hot summer day, when they wanna stay cool… all the kids go on down to the towns swimming pool! A grade seven girl with a chubby little puppy, and a grade eight boy with a feisty feline friend, throw insults at a pool and spin out into a whirlwind of adventure. The magical swimming pool comes to life to make both their deepest wishes rise to the surface; as the boy starts to grow and the girl starts to shrink, everything begins to flow out of control! A show for children that plays with size while looking at issues with self-image; reminding us all that every water drop is a little bit different.
Funding for this project provided by Libres Comme l’Art

Cross-curriculum connections: Body image, self-esteem, environment awareness, bullying, healthy relationships and gender empowerment.

 

CHARACTERS

POOL

A local swimming pool that just so happens to talk.

 

 

ALIYAH

A very strong swimmer, she practices swimming at the pool every day.

 

 

MARKIE

A great diver, who practices diving at the pool every day.

 

 

MS KLEO

Markie's cat. Loves fish, hates water.

 

FLY

Aliyah's dog. He is afraid of cats.

 

 

 

THE CAST

 

LEAH FONG  - ALIYAH, MS KLEO, LITTLE BOY CLOUD

 

DAKOTA JAMAL WELLMAN - MARKIE, FLY, GIGGLING SHOWERHEAD

 

MICHELLE RAMBHAROSE - POOL, PERFECT SHOWERHEAD, BIG BOY CLOUD

 

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