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BC SRC Teams Up with Green Thumb Theatre
BC Summer Reading Club is excited to be partnering up with Green Thumb Theatre this summer to bring an exclusive mystery play to kids all over the province!
Starting on Monday, June 28th until Monday, July 26th, kids all over the province can try their hand at becoming mystery playwrights and complete the ending to Misadventure at the Lighthouse. Green Thumb Theatre will also have professional actors do a live virtual play reading where they’ll read 3 different endings submitted by participants on Wednesday, August 18th @ 2pm on YouTube. So please hold the date and mark your events calendars!
Libraries would have received a poster for the event in their SRC core materials, so please make sure to advertise the contest and event where you normally promote SRC materials. You can also download the poster here to print off extras.
You can also download and print this handy leaflet to put up with your posters.
Competitive Annie is determined to win this year’s Annual Island Scavenger Hunt with her best friend, Kim. But her plans go awry when she has to host her city-slicker cousin Devon. What’s worse, her younger brother Stevie and his faithful dog Rooster also want to tag along. And who’s that salty old guy Devon keeps running into all over town?
When presented with a puzzling disappearance, how will Annie and her friends solve the mystery and save the day?
Misadventure at the Lighthouse puts YOU in the writer’s chair – Read the story, follow the clues, and then decide how the characters will crack the case!
Work solo or team up with your friends and family to solve the mystery and even create artwork based on the story.
Entries can be submitted here by Monday, July 26th, 2021. and a few submissions will be featured at a live online play-reading event with professional actors on August 18 at 2PM!
About the Playwrights
Michele Riml is a playwright from Vancouver, British Columbia. Michele is an advocate of theatre for young people and has written five plays for Green Thumb Theatre including, The Skinny Lie, RAGE (winner 2005 Sydney Risk Award), The Invisible Girl, Souvenirs and Tree Boy, published in 2017 by National Geographic. Her plays for Young People’s Theatre have been widely produced and translated. Her other plays have become international hits with ongoing productions in Canada, the United States and Europe.
Michael St. John Smith
Michael St. John Smith is a screenwriter, film actor and former advertising creative director. He’s written several plays; most recently, The Cull with Michele Riml. Michael is also an associate at McIlroy & Associates where he facilitates The Ring Screenwriting Workshop. He graduated from Harvard University with honors in English Literature.
About Green Thumb Theatre
Founded in 1975, Green Thumb Theatre is a force within the field of Theatre for Young Audiences, not only in British Columbia, but across the country and throughout the world. Green Thumb Theatre creates, produces, and tours plays that explore social issues relevant to the lives of children, youth, and young adults. Green Thumb provides theatre that celebrates the language and stories of today’s generation and culture to stimulate empathy, debate, and critical thinking.