Hi, My Name is Kaity

2020 ORIGINAL WORK

25

May

About

This story is not about neglect, physical abuse, addiction, or mental health. This is a story about how societal stereotypes affect marginalized youth. Hi, My Name is Kaity tells the story of one homeless teen’s journey through interactions with her physical environment, homeless peers, school classmates and various adults in positions of authority. This story attempts to explore how identifying as homeless can further marginalize youth, within a system that relies heavily upon adults to advocate on their behalf.

Playwright’s Word

"When you are homeless, you are invisible and you exist on the fringe of society—even as a youth. Hi, My Name is Kaity speaks directly to the individuals that are in the midst of feeling abandoned or misunderstood, often while processing mental, emotional and physical trauma. Kaity is one voice."

Abagail Vanmerlin

About
Abagail is a co-founder of Clowns With Issues, a mother of three, a business owner, serial entrepreneur and former director of marketing with corporate Calgary.
Education
She is a graduate of the master class program at Company of Rogues Actors’ Studio, attended Theatre Alberta’s 2019 Emerge Auditions and is currently completing her BFA in drama at the University of Calgary.

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June

Caged

Life meets death meets religion.

17

June

The Orchard

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July

The 10-Minute Play

One hour pause for lunch.

I like the ephemeral thing about theatre, every performance is like a ghost: it's there and then it's gone.

Maggie Smith / Actress

Theatre is a series of insurmountable obstacles on the road to imminent disaster.

Tom Stoppard / Dramatist