Grade 7-12

I Am For You

iPatricia Cerra and Samantha Jeffery in I Am For You by Mieko Ouchi

by Mieko Ouchi

Tybalt, you rat-catcher, will you walk?

What wouldst thou have with me?

Good king of cats, nothing but one of your nine lives…

I am for you.

Fighting words…

At first glance, Lainie and Mariam look like any two girls in any High School across Canada. But when they get into a violent physical fight in their drama room, Mr. Morris, an ex-professional actor and newly minted student teacher takes them on as a special project, helping them understand more about the roots and costs of violence through the art of stage combat… and ultimately the famous fight between Mercutio and Tybalt for their school’s production of Romeo and Juliet. Swords, words and egos come to blows.. Can they find a way to work together?

A powerhouse premiere from a Governor General Award nominated playwright that will have young audiences literally on the edge of their seats.


Written & Directed by Mieko Ouchi
Stage Managed by Rachel Rudd

Patricia Cerra
Samantha Jeffery
Jonathan Purvis

Production Design by Patrick Beagan
Sound Design by Dave Clarke
Fight Choreography by Jonathan Purvis
Fight Consultant J.P. Fournier
Touring Technician Josiah Hiemstra

Photos by Epic Photography Inc


Curriculum Ties:

Health: 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.
Physical Education: moving in a variety of environments, safety, warm-up.
Drama: an appreciation for drama and theatre as a process and art form, safety, understand need for rehearsal, recognize ‘theatre is a mirror of society”.

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