Water Weight

Road-tested 28,000km as part of Canada’s furthest-reaching and longest-running annual theatre tour.
Written by Jesse Stong
Directed by Mike Payette

Script commissioned and developed through Playwrights' Workshop Montréal
Funded by the Conseil des arts de Montréal's Libres comme l'art program

On a hot summer day, when they wanna stay cool... all the kids go on down to the towns swimming pool! A grade seven girl with a chubby little puppy, and a grade eight boy with a feisty feline friend, throw insults at a pool and spin out into a whirlwind of adventure. The magical swimming pool comes to life to make both their deepest wishes rise to the surface; as the boy starts to grow and the girl starts to shrink, everything begins to flow out of control! A show for children that plays with size while looking at issues with self-image; reminding us all that every water drop is a little bit different.

Each performance comes with an optional 10 - 15 minute post-show talk back session led by the actors.

Finally, we have a teachers’ study guide available for presenters to use as-is or to adapt for their specific market

Testimonials

  • JB, teacher
    The kids absolutely loved the show. They learned a lot about themselves and how to treat each other. They were especially appreciative of the fun and great puppet work and modern feel to the play. Thanks for entertaining and teaching us!
    JB, teacher
    Atlantic Ballet Theatre of Canada
  • Lynn, teacher
    We loved the play! After the production, my students continued to talk about it. We loved that it was funny yet educational. The message was clear and very relatable. Very well done.
    Lynn, teacher
    Netagamiou School
  • Mary, teacher,
    Our students loved loved loved your show. They were totally captivated! The energy and enthusiasm from your actors was contagious!
    Mary, teacher,
    Dorval Elementary
  • Toni, teacher
    We loved it! The children went home and told their parents how great it was.–
    Toni, teacher
    Dorval Elementary
  • Dolly, teacher
    I absolutely loved this play! The multiple messages, the fantastic props, the witty humor kept everyone, adults and children, on our toes and smiling!
    Dolly, teacher
    St. Vincent School

Pictures

Touring History

Water Weight was first part of last season's 2Play Tour, where over 7-month it toured into schools, community centres and libraries across cities and remote regions of Quebec, Ontario and the Maritimes performing to over 20,000 teens, and was then presented as part of the Geordie Theatre Fest in downtown Montreal.

This fall, Water Weight will have an official pitch session at Contact East in Membertou, NS and will be open for touring as of 2018.
 

To discuss touring possibilities please contact:

Jessica Abdallah - Artistic Associate