I Think I Can

Written by:

Florence Gibson MacDonald, Shawn Byfield

Cast Size:
9

Roles For:

  • Men: 4
  • Women: 5

Genre:

Comedy
Dance/Movement/Clown
Musical/Opera
TYA

Themes:

Bullying
School
Science

Length:

60 min.

Year Written:

2017

Synopsis:

A story told through tap dance, I Think I Can is a dance play about bullying, disability and the power of the imagination, suitable for audiences of all ages. A class of 8 kids learns collectively to handle bullying in the schoolyard, and in the process wins first prize at the science fair when they demonstrate how to dance at the speed of light squared.

Characters:

Tip

Biow

Frufie

Teacher/Dad

Belle

Faraday

Joule/Big Boots 3

Alexander/Big Boots 2

Newton/Big Boots 1

Male Cast: 4
Female Cast: 4

Other Cast: 1 (Male or Female)

Specific casting requirements: Tap Dancers

First Produced:

2007, The Lorraine Kimsa Theatre for Young People, Toronto, ON

Resources:

The script is available through the CPO Website.

For more information about the playwright and her work, visit the CWPO Collection.

To view other works by this playwright, click here.

Notes:

Co-created with Shawn Byfield. “The class science teacher Miss McColl… energizes her students with her passion for physics and discovery and challenges them to win first prize and this year’s Science Fair.” (Shawn Byfield, “Black Holes, Photosynthesis, and Electromagnetic Coils–For Dummies”, shawnbyfield.com)

I Think I CanĀ received the Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding New Musical in 2007.