High School Horror Story

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March 17, 2019 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Suncor Energy Centre for the Performing Arts
230 Powder Dr
Fort McMurray, AB T9K 0M3
Justin Shaw

The 2018-19 Theatre; Just Because Youth Play Production focuses on the classic traditions of oral story-telling, through an emphasis on monologue work, and physical story-telling with creative movement.

To explore the oral tradition of story-telling, Theatre; Just Because is proud to present High School Horror Story. This new play is inspired by R.L. Stein’s Goosebumps franchise, and the classic 80’s film The Breakfast Club. High School Horror Story tells the story of a group of teenagers who are partners on a science project and find themselves locked in the school after-hours on the night of a thunderstorm. To pass the time, the youths decide to tell each other scary stories to pass the time. With each story more elaborate after the other, the youth soon discover they have more in common than they realize.

This family-friendly all-ages comedy is guaranteed to leave audiences with cheers and chills!

Combining campfire-style story circles along with vignette-based stories highlighted with practical effects and stagecraft, the 2018-19 Youth Play Production program offers Wood Buffalo youth a one-of-a-kind theatre education experience.​

The play is written by Theatre; Just Because Artistic Director Justin Shaw, and the “horror stories” are developed by the youth collective based on research of the youth-based horror genre, and improv exercises.

About the Program

The Youth Play Production program is a 6 month long theatre-education program that offers youth between the ages of 12 and 16 the opportunity to learn about the foundational components of theatre and performance. This program is facilitated by Theatre; Just Because – Fort McMurray’s independent theatre company.

The program features an emphasis on voice, movement, empowerment and text work built around a sustained rehearsal process aimed at building a full-length ensemble production.