TINY BEAR JAWS
A staged reading of
Miss Katelyn's Grade Threes Prepare for the Inevitable
Written and Performed by Elena Belyea
November 20, 2018 at the Tarragon Theatre (Workspace)
PAY-WHAT-YOU-CAN: No one turned away for lack of funds.
SEATING IS LIMITED. ARRIVE EARLY TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT.
Recommended for ages 14 & up
Run time apx. 65 minutes
ABOUT THE SHOW
“Earns its transformation from laughs to tears as it sinks its teeth into weighty subject matter. By the end, Belyea has made us laugh, terrified us, and tugged at our heartstrings. An A+ show!” - Vue Weekly
"There’s no denying this show’s ... gut-wrenching power.” - Montreal Gazette
"You see, boys and girls... bad things happen to good people all the time. So, it’s our job to make sure we’re as prepared as possible for the innumerable threats that can and will come our way. And not just prepared prepared. Miss Katelyn prepared."
Montreal, Columbine, Sandy Hook, Parkland. Welcome to class 3B at Saint Joseph’s Elementary School. Your teacher, Miss Katelyn, knows the world is a dangerous place and her life-saving lesson is about to begin. As the gun control debate rages and teenagers take to the streets in protest, Miss Katelyn’s Grade Threes Prepare for the Inevitable is a timely exploration of panic, prevention, and paranoia in a post-truth world, as a well-intentioned school teacher conducts an unsanctioned presentation on how to survive a school shooting.
Miss Katelyn’s Grade Threes has had three sold out runs in Edmonton, AB and Montreal, QC in 2015, 2016, and 2018 respectively (two in English, one in French), as well as a run in Calgary (Downstage Theatre) and Wells (Sunset Theatre). The French translation, translated by Olivier Sylvestre and produced by Surreal So Real Theatre is preparing to tour to theatres across Québec next summer (2019).
ELENA BELYEA - Playwright/Performer
EMMA TIBALDO - Director
TORI MORRISON - Stage Manager & Sound Designer
ALISON YANOTA - Production Designer
JON LACHLAN STEWART - First Production Director and Dramaturgical Support
IRIS TURCOTT - Dramaturg
LAURENCE PHILOMENE - Photo credit