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Carrying the Calf

Carrying the Calf

by Shirley Barrie

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.

Drama Character Study Movement-based
About 54 minutes
Times given are approximate and do not include intermissions/scene changes/breaks
4 Characters
4 W
Simple Set
35 pages

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