By: DAVE DEVEAU
Directed By: JENNICA GRIENKE
SATURDAY, MAY 21 | 7pm
PWYC (Pay What you Can) Admission
Torn from the headlines, tagged dissects the dangerous potential for harm that exists between social media and young minds.This Production is Now Closed
The anonymous online world gives us permission to say and do things we would never do in real life. But where do we draw the line between fun and maliciousness? The harsh realities of cyber bullying and what happens when we’re discovered come to a head in Tagged. As an Officer investigates Jerri and Webber, two young adults, in the incessant online harassment of a fellow student, not all is as it appears to be. Do these teens actually understand the consequences of their actions? Or have they even caught the right people? How responsible are we for the words that we type and what they lead others to do? Torn from the headlines, tagged dissects the dangerous potential for harm that exists between social media and young minds.
Themes: Digital Citizenship | Social Responsibility | Cyber Bullying | Social Pressure
Age Recommendation: 13+
As an award-winning writer, Dave Deveau investigates queer themes that speak to a broad audience. His work has been produced across North America and in Europe. He is the Playwright in Residence for Vancouver’s Zee Zee Theatre who produced his plays Nelly Boy, Tiny Replicas, the critically-acclaimed My Funny Valentine (Sydney Risk Prize, Jessie Nomination, Oscar Wilde Nomination – Dublin), Lowest Common Denominator, Elbow Room Café: The Musical (with Anton Lipovetsky), Dead People’s Things and Holiday at the Elbow Room Café. He is deeply devoted to developing intelligent, theatrical plays for young people that foster conversation. His plays for young audiences include Out in the Open, tagged (Dora nomination) and Celestial Being (Jessie Nomination) for Green Thumb Theatre and Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls (Dora nomination) for Roseneath Theatre. He is currently working on commissions for Zee Zee Theatre, Arts Club, Carousel Theatre for Young People and Nashville Children’s Theatre. In total, his plays have been nominated for 21 Jessie Awards, 4 Ovation Awards and 4 Dora Awards. He is published in Scirocco’s Fierce anthology and his first book called CISSY: Three Gender Plays is published by Talonbooks. www.davedeveau.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.