Selfie explores mature subject matter. The play examines the nature of sexual consent and depicts
characters talking about a sexual assault that occurs offstage. Some explicit language is used throughout the play,
and there are scenes of underage drinking.
“Let’s say there’s three versions of you. The one everyone thinks you are. The one you wished you really were. And the real you. Whatever that means.”
SELFIE - by Christine Quintana
High school students Lily and Chris decide to throw a party while their parents are away. The party is a major win. Everyone is drinking, dancing, and posting pics all night long. The next morning, Lily proudly hashtags the evidence of a legendary night. Chris is ecstatic about his romantic encounter with Emma, but Emma can’t remember anything. What was supposed to be a fun night quickly turns into a life-changing situation muddled by social media and threatening to shatter the connection between the friends.
Selfie is a smart and intense play about the complexities of teenage relationships and a sharp look at the growing influence of social media on perceptions of reality, identity, and sexual consent.
Every show is performed live and is followed by a Q&A session.
Workshops Available. Contact us for Information.
The performance fee is $250 per performance, which can be viewed by the appropriate grades via streaming link.
Running Time: 50 minutes.
Themes: consent, relationships, use of technology/social media, self-advocacy, friendship, responsibility, perception vs. reality, conflict, self-promotion.
Character Education: responsibility, integrity, respect, caring, honesty, empathy, authenticity , decision-making, trust
Curriculum Ties: the arts curriculum, the English curriculum, the social sciences and humanities curriculum
Study Guide: Every performance is enhanced by a comprehensive study guide prepared by an Ontario Certified Teacher.
See the downloads tab below for information guide, study guide and performance feedback form.
Theatre For Young Audiences Online School Tour
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Magnus Theatre is Northwestern Ontario’s only professional theatre, a not-for-profit registered charity, and a full member of the Professional Association of Canadian Theatres (PACT). For nearly 50 years, our well-crafted productions have earned us a reputation as one of the leading arts organizations in Canada.
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An important part of Magnus’s mandate is to inspire a long-term passion for the arts by exposing young people to professional theatre arts now. Magnus operates a theatre school with classes and
workshops for all ages and drama camps for young people during school breaks. The Theatre in Education programs, introduced in 1987, promote personal growth in students by building self-confidence, emphasizing communication, stimulating imaginations, and promoting self-expression and empathy in a safe environment that stimulates learning.
Touring Theatre for Young Audiences - An Entertaining & Educational Experience
Magnus is committed to creating passionate theatre that informs, challenges, and empowers young audiences. Since 1972, the Theatre for Young Audiences school tour has successfully brought entertaining, socially relevant productions to elementary and secondary schools throughout Ontario, serving many communities that may not otherwise have the opportunity to experience live theatre.
Virtual Theatre For Young Audiences in the time of Covid-19
The pandemic has changed the way schools and classrooms are run, and Magnus Theatre is changing the way we create our Theatre for Young Audiences tour. This year, we are delivering the theatre
experience through a virtual platform. The shows will be performed live on the Magnus stage and transmitted to schools on a closed live stream. Each performance will be followed by a live Q&A period with the cast. Schools who have booked a performance will be sent an exclusive link to be shared with participating teachers and students.
Selfie is produced by permission of the Playwright and Marquis Literary (Colin Rivers) www.mqlit.ca
Selfie was commissioned by Young People’s Theatre (YPT) and received its English language premiere at YPT in Toronto, Canada in 2018.
Théâtre la Seizième originally commissioned the play in the French language (as part of as part of its dramaturgical development program) and premiered play in French in 2015.
Directed by Thom Currie
Set & Lighting Design by Adam Parboosingh
Stage Manager Gillian Jones
Production Manager Nicholas Palinka
Technical Director Tim Stephenson
SELFIE Information Guide