Reaching for Starlight (Ages 7 and up)

Girl dancing on a fire escape. Above her, a starry night sky. Below her, a city skyline; dozens of rooftops and skyscrapers.

REACHING FOR STARLIGHT (Ages 7 and up)

 

By Donna-Michelle St. Bernard 
Directed by Mike Payette 
Choreography by Véronique Gaudreau 

Script developed in partnership with Playwrights’ Workshop Montréal 
Inspired by A Dance Like Starlight by Kristy Dempsey

 

Reenie wants to dance, like her mother did before her. Along with her classmates, she believes she has what it takes to earn the coveted solo at the year-end recital. But when she discovers that Maestra is not holding everyone to the same standard, Reenie begins a quest to investigate why her friend Maia is being counted out. If competition makes us stronger, then when comes the moment when winning doesn’t always mean coming out on top?

 

THE CAST


SAMANTHA BITONTI

 

Shawn Campbell headshot
SHAWN CAMPBELL

 

Curtis Legault headshot
CURTIS LEGAULT

 

Cat Lemieux headshot
CAT LEMIEUX

 

Bria McLaughlin headshot
BRIA MCLAUGHLIN

 

Keren Roberts headshot
KEREN ROBERTS

 

Sarah Segal-Lazar headshot
SARAH SEGAL-LAZAR

 

Warona Setshwaelo headshot
WARONA SETSHWAELO

 

Genevieve Smith-Courtois headshot
GENEVIEVE SMITH-COURTOIS

 

Dakota Jamal Wellman headshot
DAKOTA JAMAL WELLMAN

 

Jane Wheeler headshot
JANE WHEELER

 

Jenna Wheeler-Hughes headshot
JENNA WHEELER-HUGHES

 

 

 

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

 

Arts Education - Dramatic Art Competencies

- To invent short scenes
- To appreciate dramatic works, personal productions, and those of classmates

 

Arts Education - Dance Competencies

- To invent dances
- To interpret dances