Praise for past teen productions:
“...it packs a punch. There wasn’t a sound from the teen audience during the school performance I saw, and if a play doesn’t hold this audience’s attention, you’ll know it right away. …The play’s last five minutes, as Tom tries on different scenarios to change the cycle of abuse and bullying in his life, is riveting.”
NOW Magazine, Toronto
"The play covered many contemporary topics for teens on many levels. The actor engaged and captivated our students, creating opportunities for conversations and questions in the follow up classes."
Mike Reece, Counselor
George McDougall High School
“The theme of bullying and trying to be invisible was really thought provoking.”
High School Student,
Hepburn School, Saskatoon
“We absolutely loved Smokescreen! It was well written and presented. The kids enjoyed it and our administrators were impressed. Please keep me informed of your new productions coming out, because this one was great!”
St. Basil/Jean Forest
A slam dunk hit!
Joey is 17 and obsessed with basketball, his Irish heritage and his girlfriend Christine. But when Christine hears a rumour that Joey may have been involved in the racially motivated beating of a local convenience store owner, their relationship is put to the test and Joey must face his own prejudices. Offensive Fouls is an engaging, sometimes funny and thought provoking exploration of cross-cultural relationships, racism, violence and respect seen through the eyes of a high school couple.
Presented in collaboration with The Centre for Race and Culture.
• General Outcome 5 of the secondary English Language Arts Program: “Respect Others and Strengthen Community” and the specific outcome of appreciating diversity.
• The overarching goals of citizenship, valuing diversity and working toward social cohesion in the social studies curriculum are supported.
• Several CALM outcomes, including developing self-confidence and meaningful personal relationships.
60 minutes with a 5-10 minute Q & A.
For more information or to book a school show in your gym or community please contact:
Irene Kunda, Bookings Coordinator
780-439-3905 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Centre for Race and Culture
2011 - 2012 Production Information:
Directed by Caroline Howarth
Production Design by David Fraser
Sound Design by Dave Clarke
Stage Managed by Betty Hushlak
Photography by Epic Photography