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Carrying the Calf

by Shirley Barrie

A teenager fed-up with being bullied drags her reluctant friend to a self-defence class.

 About 54 minutes

Times given are approximate and do not include intermissions/scene changes/breaks


 4
4 W


Simple Set


 35 pages

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Excellent showcase roles for actresses.

A teenager fed-up with being bullied drags her reluctant friend to a self-defence class. More important than the karate training, the instructor challenges the group to find self-confidence, independence, and to choose their own destiny.

The scenes are linked by katas: the strictly choreographed, powerful sequences of movements that are a central part of karate.


Awards and Accolades

  • DORA Award for outstanding theatre for young audiences
  • Chalmer's Award winner

Characters

 4
4 Women

INDIRA [W]
170 lines
16, of South Asian extraction, has lived in Canada from the age of 5.
SHARON [W]
199 lines
16, born in Canada of West Indian parents.
ANN [W]
117 lines
Pushing 40, white, divorced mother of 4.
FIROZA M [W]
149 lines
Mid-late 20's, originally Ugandan of South Asian extraction, university educated.


Prop List

damaged dress shoe (loose heel), running shoes, bag, bag of chips


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 About 54 minutes

Times given are approximate and do not include intermissions/scene changes/breaks


 4
4 W


Simple Set


 35 pages

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