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
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
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."
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.
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
FIND THE THEATRE
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.
AUDIO DESCRIPTION & TOUCH TOUR
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 downstage.ca. 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!