I am Jack

Grades 2 - 6 / 55 minutes

Tue., Feb. 18, 2014 · 10:00am
How to Register
Tue., Feb. 18, 2014 · 12:30pm
How to Register

Curriculum Connections:
Based on a Book, Cultural Diversity, Language Arts, Relationships, Theatre

Planning a last minute field trip? You can still register for a performance less than four weeks prior to the show.  Email weidnereducation@uwgb.edu to check availability.

I am Jack

Jack is a smart, funny, 11-year-old boy who’s being badly bullied at school. What starts as an off-the-cuff joke during a handball competition soon turns into a set of circumstances whereby Jack is no longer safe on the playground. But with the use of self-expression through photography, Jack begins to make sense of his world, of his relationships with others, and most importantly, with himself.

This excellent one-man show explores the often-overlooked insidious taunting and teasing that bullies are so adept at inflicting on their victims and the roles that family and schools can play in responding to this topic. Jack takes us on a touching and sometimes comical journey as he moves from victim to victor. One actor plays eleven characters, moving with ease between each one.

Produced by Monkey Baa Theater Company of Sydney, Australia. Based on the book by Susanne Gervay. Adapted for the stage by Eva Di Cesare, Sandra Eldridge and Tim McGarry.

Study Guide
Monkey Baa Theatre Company