By: ERIN SHIELDS
Directed By: ELLA DALY
SATURDAY, MAY 28 | 7pm
PWYC (Pay What you Can) Admission
In Instant, three teens find out how far they’ll go in their quest to be seen and heard.This Production is Now Closed
In Instant, three teens find out how far they’ll go in their quest to be seen and heard. Meredith is a singer-songwriter who makes YouTube videos of covers in an attempt to gain Internet fame. But her friend Jay, a rising hockey star, can’t understand why she won’t post her original songs. When their classmate Rosie suddenly goes viral after a video is posted of her singing to raise money for her father’s medical bills, Meredith’s jealousy takes over and she pushes Rosie too far, triggering a near-deadly response.
Themes: Media & Online Literacy | Digital Identity vs Real Identity | Online Bullying
Age Recommendation: 13+
Erin Shields is a Canadian playwright, actor and educator based in Montreal. Most of her work highlights the negation or misrepresentation of women in classical texts by adapting these stories through an intersectional feminist lens for a contemporary audience. She likes making large plays for large stages. Her work has played across Canada and beyond. erinshields.ca
Instant is performed by arrangement with Ian Arnold, Catalyst TCM Inc. www.catalysttcm.com.
Welcome to the Kaleidoscope Studio Series. Join us in the studio for an intimate experience exploring new and exciting works for young audiences. We invite you to join us as we explore social issues affecting today’s teens through theatre and share your experience of the work with the artists. Experience three plays for teen audiences, exploring themes of immigration, bullying, digital identity, consent, and social pressure.
The Kaleidoscope Studio Series features plays targeted towards young people ages 13-18. While intended for teenage audiences, Kaleidoscope’s Studio Series engages both teens and adults alike. The Studio series offers the creative opportunity to explore issues and themes affecting today’s youth, bring challenging and exciting new Canadian plays to Kaleidoscope audiences, all while expanding our field of practise and presentation of theatre for young audiences. The Kaleidoscope Studio Series is a casual series of staged readings performed by professional artists and directed by guest directors. Audiences are invited to attend a moderated talk back with artists after each show to discuss the piece.