Monday, October 24, 2011


Danny, King of the Basement, Oct. 28 at 11AM and 7PM

Two events on School-Time/Family Series are
conversation starters in class or at home

Danny, King of the Basement
WHEN: Friday, October 28, at 11 AM & 7 PM
Roseneath Theatre, The Theatre at RVCC, 118 Lamington Road, Branchburg

Danny's life is all about embracing change. He and his mom are constantly on the move, struggling to evade homelessness and overcome poverty. In two years, they have lived in more places than most kids lose teeth. But despite the adversity he faces, Danny takes on each new challenge creatively and with an energetic spirit, inspiring all he meets with his positivity, generosity, and humor.

The idea came to me when I was driving my car, listening to my favorite radio station which is CBC. The news was on and I heard something that shocked me. I knew that there were a lot of homeless people in Toronto, but what I heard on the radio was that 25% of the homeless people in Toronto are children under the age of twelve—kids your age. I knew we had a problem with homelessness in our city. I had no idea it affected so many kids. Right then and there, I knew I needed to do something about this as a parent of two children, as a citizen of Toronto and especially as a theatre artist. I knew I had to write a play about it. That knowing sustained me the next four years of research and writing to create this play. —PLAYWRIGHT DAVID S. CRAIG

artist        study guide       reserve (11 AM)       tickets (7 PM)

Why make theatre specifically for young audiences?

Children are not the audience of the future. Rather, they are citizens of the here-and-now... An 8-year old is not a third of a 24-year old, a quarter of a 32-year old, or a fifth of a 40-year old. Being 8 is a whole experience... there are understandings and meanings to being 8. —MARTIN DRURY

The SHape of a Girl, Dec. 2 at 11AM and 7PM

The Shape of a Girl
Fri., Dec. 2, 11 AM & 7 PM
WHERE: Green Thumb Theatre, The Theatre at RVCC, 118 Lamington Road, Branchburg

Braidie knows that being a teenager, even a little kid, often means to see very hideous behavior from your peers. For years Braidie's best friend has inflicted cruel harassment on another classmate. If Braidie just stands by and lets it happen, is she guilty too?

With wit, honesty and profound insight, award winning playwright Joan MacLeod pulls us into a tough and complicated teenage world; a world where loyalty to a friend can have tragic results.

study guide

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