Élise contre l'extinction totale
Paula Humby’s new play for young audiences, Élise contre l’extinction totale.
ÉLISE CONTRE L’EXTINCTION TOTALE
Paula humby’s play for young audiences
DIRECTED AND CHOREOGRAPHED BY Joëlle Préfontaine
STARRING Sophie Gareau-Brennan, Anna-Clauric Gouandjia, Jacob Holloway
SET AND COSTUME DESIGN: Kerri Strobl
SOUND DESIGN: Dave Clarke
STAGE MANAGER: Jake Blakely
PRODUCTION MANAGER: Michael Machan
In her science class, Élise learns that the Earth’s atmosphere is warming up at an alarming rate, with melting icecaps and 16,306 species currently at risk of going extinct, and that this number is still climbing! She feels guilty, angry, afraid. What can she do to protect the environment from total destruction? With the help of her friend Amal, Élise starts working on an INCREDIBLE science project to save the planet and prevent total extinction. She just needs the perfect idea… Will she be able to save the planet? Or to save her friendship with Amal? It’s mission impossible. But if Élise and Amal can work together, anything is possible. A play touching on themes of friendship, teamwork, and nature conservation.
Archival production footage is available upon request.
Run time: 45 minutes with no intermission
Target audience: Children in Kindergarten to Grade 6 (5-12 years old)
Cost: $2,200 + GST per performance
Ideal venue: Gymnasium or large auditorium that meets the technical requirements outlined below
Total performance area: 25 feet (7.6m) wide
25 feet (7.6m) deep
10 feet (3m) high
*the audience is seated to surround the performance area
Recommended maximum audience: 250
Setup time: Approximately 30 minutes
Tear-down time: Approximately 15 minutes
Other requirements: 1 table and 2 chairs for the stage manager with access to an electrical outlet.