Poster art by   Meags Fitzgerald

Poster art by Meags Fitzgerald

Tiny Bear Jaws proudly presents

with the generous support of Downstage

Miss Katelyn's Grade Threes Prepare for the Inevitable
written and performed by Elena Belyea

May 15-19, 2018 at Arts Commons, Motel Theatre

Recommended for ages 14 & up                          

Run time apx. 65 minutes

Tickets are $20 with a limited number of tickets available at no cost through our Pay-It-Forward program


May 15-18 at 7:30 pm

May 18 at 11:00 pm

May 19 at 7:30 pm - Optional Audio Description for blind and partially sighted audience members


“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."

Parkland, Columbine,  Montreal, Newtown. 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.

Winner of Best Production and Best New English Text at the 2015 Montreal Fringe Festival, Miss Katelyn's Grade Threes Prepare for the Inevitable is a comedic drama about one woman's desperate attempt to keep her students out of harm's way. Not everything is as it seems in this breakneck investigation of panic, prevention, and paranoia in a post-truth world.

  Playwright/performer Elena Belyea. Photo by Laurence Philomene.

Playwright/performer Elena Belyea. Photo by Laurence Philomene.


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

With support from Ülfet Sevdi and Amanda Goldberg


TINY BEAR JAWS is grateful for the support of the Canada Council for the Arts through their Touring and Circulation Program.

We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, which last year invested $153 million to bring the arts to Canadians throughout the country.

Nous remercions le Conseil des arts du Canada de son soutien. L’an dernier, le Conseil a investi 153 millions de dollars pour mettre de l’art dans la vie des Canadiennes et des Canadiens de tout le pays.


The Motel Theatre is on the second floor of Arts Commons in downtown Calgary, opposite Olympic Plaza at 225 8 Avenue SE. Check out our Motel page for directions including travelling by transit and by car. 


In partnership with Inside Out Theatre’s Good Host Program, we are hosting a Touch Tour and Audio Described Performance on Saturday, May 19 at 7:30 pm. Before the show, there will be a guided tactile tour of the set, props and costumes of the play. During the show, an actor will describe visual elements of the performance in real-time through headphones. You can choose the Audio Described pricetype when buying tickets online or over the phone so that we know you will need a headset. This does not change the experience for sighted audience members.


- There are no assigned seats in this theatre. The doors will open about 15 minutes before the performance time so that you can choose your seat.

- The Motel Theatre is accessible to patrons using wheelchairs and walkers but if you give us a heads up that you or someone in your group uses a wheelchair, we'll be better prepared to welcome you - just get in touch with Danielle at 403.294.7459 or email danielle at There is now an accessible washroom on the second floor opposite Motel. 

Have any questions about the show or the theatre-going experience? Get in touch

Tiny Bear Jaws is a little theatre company with teeth, producing visceral new works that ignite, challenge, and entertain. Since its formation in 2015, TBJ has produced work in Montreal, Calgary, and Edmonton; sold out runs, and won numerous awards, including Best Production and Best New English Text at the Montreal Fringe Festival for Miss Katelyn’s Grade Threes Prepare for the Inevitable. This Spring, TBJ will produce the world premiere of Cleave in Edmonton as part of Fringe Theatre’s curated 2017-2018 Backstage season.