Little Witch (Elementary)

Little Witch in a dark forest

LITTLE WITCH (Elementary School)

 

Written by Pascal Brullemans
Translated by Alexis Diamond
Directed by Arianna Bardesono

 

Deep in the woods lived Little Witch, her beloved cat and her mother, Old Witch. One day, the ailing Old Witch finds an ogre caught in a trap. As a reward for saving him, Old Witch strikes a deal with the ogre to take care of her daughter when she is gone. All too soon, Little Witch finds herself living inthe ogre’s kingdom. However, when Little Witch encounters the curious Hunter Boy near her new home, the ogre’s appetite takes over. Little Witch, helped by the sage words of her mother, is forced to make a choice: to save the boy, to save herself, or choose another path; a decision that illuminates the power she had within herself all along.

THE CAST

 

LEX ROY as OGRE and HUNTER BOY

Lex is a former athlete who's been an activist since a young age; always defending for the sake of justice against inequality. However, he has always had a fascination for all things nature and everything artistic. Growing up, he would memorize all the lines from his favourite movies, recite them with his older brother and sing and dance in the house and drive our parents crazy all the time! During his high school years, Lex began writing poetry and entered the modeling industry which led to a start as a musician where he was able to work part-time. In the hopes of pursuing a career in performance, he attended the professional theatre program at John Abbott College, and upon graduating, he has since continued a vast career in dance, film, and music. He is thankful for his roots in helping him realize the person who imagined himself to be.

 

QIANNA MACGILCHRIST as OLD WITCH

Born in Shaoyang, China, but raised in Markham, Ontario, Qianna is very excited to be a part of Geordie's 2Play Tour! As an adoptee herself, she is grateful for the opportunity to tell her own story. Qianna fondly remembers when TYA shows would come to her school and is thrilled to be bringing theatre to the next generation. She is also an avid reader and an aspiring writer. Qianna is a recent graduate of the National Theatre School of Canada.

 

SKYLER CLARK as LITTLE WITCH

Raised in Montfort, Quebec, Skyler Clark grew up very enthusiastic about the world of theatre. Throughout her adolescence, she was active in both music and theatre. After high school, she moved to Montreal to attend Dawson’s Professional Theatre program, and graduated in 2015. Since graduation, Skyler has been involved in numerous theatre productions portraying roles such as a Witch in Raise the Stakes’ Macbeth, Hero in Snowglobe’s Much Ado About Nothing, Valerie in Tantalus’ Adoration, Faith in We Are One’s SMACKHEAD, and many more. 

Skyler is eternally grateful for the infinite support that her family and friends have given her over the years and the experiences she’s been blessed with. She is thrilled at the opportunity to work with Geordie in bringing theatre and important messages to younger audiences and communities, and looks forward to the many performances to come! 

Quebec Education Competencies

 

Some select Quebec Competencies found in this guide include:

 

English Language Arts

- To read and listen to literary, popular, and information-based texts

- To write self-expressive, narrative and information-based texts

- To represent her/his literacy in different media

- To use language to communicate and learn

 

Cross-Curricular Competencies

- To use information

- To exercise critical judgment

- To use creativity

- To construct his/her identity

- To cooperate with others

 

Arts Education - Visual Art Competencies

- To produce individual works in the visual arts

- To produce media works in the visual arts

 

Moral Education Competencies

- To understand life situations with a view to constructing a moral frame of reference

- To engage in moral dialogue