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Shapeshifters

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Nicholas Kelly 

  • Notes

    A play for post-primary school students.

  • Synopsis

    The play focuses on a young woman's attempts to express herself in as true a manner as possible and the problems this causes for her friends and the people around her. It addresses issues around censorship, and questions society's responsibility to protect the individual from themselves, the group from the individual etc. It explores what motivates creativity and what it means to be a true friend.

  • Play Type

    Theatre for Young Audiences

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    2

  • Cast Size Female

    3

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

  • Date of First Production

    08 November 2000

  • Production Notes

    Shapeshifters was originally presented as a companion piece to 'A Quiet Life' by the same author (listed separately) under the title 'Ways2me'.

  • Producer

    Produced by TEAM Educational Theatre Company In association with Abbey Theatre/Amharclann na Mainistreach

  • Original Venue

  • Venue Notes

    First performed as part of a tour to schools.

Original Cast  
Carol Claire Cogan
Shapeshifter Simon Manahan
Goretti Sinead Douglas
Fiona Aoife O'Beirne
Ed Seamus Allen
Production Team  
Director Karl Wallace
Designer Terry Loane
General Manager Jackie Ryan
Production Manager Liz Cosgrove
Education Officer Margaret O'Keeffe
Administrator Emmanuela Papasotiriou
Company Artistic Director Martin Murphy

UNPUBLISHED SCRIPTS

  • Contact

    TEAM Educational Theatre Company

RIGHTS INFORMATION

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    TEAM Educational Theatre Company

SOURCE OF INFORMATION

The information for this entry was taken from the teachers' information pack for the original production.