The Incredible Speediness of Jamie Cavanaugh


20090226_0161sSYNOPSIS: Jamie Cavanaugh has a problem. She’s always going too fast. “Slow down!” say her parents. “Pay attention!” says the teacher; but Jamie just can’t calm down or stay focused. The Incredible Speediness of Jamie Cavanaugh explores, with humour, insight and compassion, the hurt and confusion of being different when you can’t help it, and the challenges of being the target of school yard bullying. The hero of this remarkable play is a positive role model for young people with ADHD or other learning challenges.

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Touring to Ontario Schools
April 4 – May 20, 2016

Curriculum Connections: 
Social Studies, Drama, Physical & Health Education
Character Education Connections: Empathy, Kindness and Caring, Respect
Themes: ADHD/Mental Health, Identity, Bulling, Learning Disabilities, Imagination, Self-Advocacy


The Incredible Speediness of Jamie Cavanaugh 2016 Study GuideView or download Study Guide here.

School performances include a talkback session with the artists. No deposit required at time of booking.

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Chris Craddock


Chris is an Edmonton based Actor/Producer/Writer. His theatre work in Canada has been recognized with four Sterling Awards and two Dora Mavor Moore Awards. He is the proud recipient of the Centennial Medal for his contribution to the Arts in Alberta, and the Alberta Book Award. His musical BASH’d (co-written and performed with Nathan Cuckow) received a 2007 GLAAD media award. Chris has created compelling and engaging works for a wide cross-section of audiences. His plays include: Poptart; The Incredible Speediness of Jamie Cavanaugh, Indulgences; Faithless; DreamLife; SuperEd; Indulgences; Wrecked; Do it Right; Making Out; Men are Stupid Women are Crazy; Ha!, The Day Billy Lived); Moving Along; the fringe hit BoyGroove; and an adaptation of the novel Summer of my Amazing Luck by Miriam Toews. As well as theatre, Chris has made a successful switch to film and television, with four seasons of his show Tiny Plastic Men on SuperChannel and his feature directorial debut “It’s Not My Fault” due out this fall.

Photos from the 2009 production of ‘The Incredible Speediness of Jamie Cavanaugh’ featuring Madeleine Donohue, Emma Hunter, and Andrew Moodie by Jona Stuart –