Geordie’s landmark 2Play School Tour runs from September to April performing in schools all over Montreal and travelling across Quebec, Ontario and the Maritimes. From the Îles de la Madeleine to Chibougamau, Geordie brings professional live theatre into schools, community centres and libraries.
To encourage dialogue on the performance and its subject matter, every performance is followed by a Q & A session and comes with a FREE Teacher’s Study Guide which is available for download. See below to check out which shows are available to be performed in a gym, auditorium, theatre or even cafeteria near you!
Live-Streaming and Homeschool options for the 2Play Tour are available. Please contact our Schools Liaison Ella for more information.
The shows on tour
By Gillian Clark
Directed by Jimmy Blais
October 2023-April 2024
Audience : Primary/Elementary School
Perfect Storm is a story about the complexities of true friendship, and the ways it can support us to navigate our inner critic.
Max and Kelsey have been best friends since forever. Max, a perfectionist, is known at school as “Perfect Girl”, and Kelsey, a bit of a wallflower, is known as “Perfect Girl’s best friend”. Their friendship is challenged in drama class, where their roles are reversed. Kelsey seems to be a budding star, whereas Max can’t even play a basic improv game. It is here that both girls start to recognize their inner competitive voices that can never be satisfied. They think that the only way to satisfy their voices is to be better than their friend and get the spotlight.
The tension culminates in a disastrous final play written by their drama teacher, whose dreams of Broadway never came to be.
Sitting amongst the wreckage of their ruined play, it is here that Max and Kelsey realise that the only thing getting in the way of their friendship, was themselves. They realize that the way to quiet their inner critic is to celebrate the success and specialness of their friend. It’s just that, sometimes, it is really hard to do.
The play is joyful, funny and with lots of chances for audience members to get to have their time in the spotlight!
By Erin Shields
Directed by Cristina Cugliandro
October 2023-April 2024
Audience : High School/CÉGEP
Meredith wants to be a pop star. Jay wants to be a hockey star. Rosie just wants to help her father. Searching for fame in a world of instant communication drives all of them to make splitsecond choices that have lasting ramifications.
Written by Governor-General Award winner Erin Shields, Instant is a lightning-speed, multinarrative story about three teenagers who are trying to be heard in a world where it’s harder to reach the top if you don’t recognize who you really are.
This play includes sensitive content that may feel difficult for some audience members. You are welcome to read the script or reach out to us ahead of our visit, and we also provide a companion document for your school’s mental health professional(s).
To bring a 2Play show to your school, all we need is:
ACCESS TO OUTLETS
TO PLUG IN OUR SOUND AND PROJECTION SYSTEM
A PLACE TO PERFORM
ANY SPACE (gym, cafeteria, auditorium, etc.) that is a minimum of 20 feet wide by 20 feet deep, and a minimum of 10 feet in height
3 CHAIRS AND 1 TABLE
FOR THE USE OF OUR PERFORMERS
AND TOUR MANAGER
AND THAT’S IT!
We have our own sound and projection system, and can use whatever lights you have available in the space (even if they’re just fluorescents).
Please note, however, that if you would like us to perform in an auditorium or theatre with stage lighting, we will need a technician to show us around and provide access to your equipment.
Bookings for our 2Play tour open in May, with a discounted Early Bird rate available to educators until June 30.
Booking requests for our 2Play tour are accepted throughout the school year. Due to high demand, we encourage you to reach out to our Schools team with booking requests before December to ensure you’re able to secure your preferred date and time. All bookings are on a first come, first served basis. If availability is limited, interested schools will be put on a waitlist and contacted when a date becomes available.
Lower North Shore
September 25 – October 6
October 16 – 26
October 30 – November 3
November 13 – 17
March 11 – 15
November 20 – December 22
January 8 – 19
January 30 – March 1
March 18 – 22
April 4 – 12
All listed dates represent our touring legs, and may not represent currently available dates. Dates are subject to availability.
Contact our Schools team for current availability for your preferred dates.
If your area is not listed in our schedule, please reach out to our Schools team for dates!