The Incredible Speediness of Jamie Cavanaugh – About the Play


SYNOPSIS: 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.

Photo by John Packman, from the Roseneath Theatre spring 2016 production (L-R: Burgandy Code, Rose Napoli, Kaleb Alexander)

Nominated for 2016 Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding Direction (Richard Greenblatt) and for 2016 Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding Performance (Rose Napoli)

Grades 4-8

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

Touring to Ontario Schools – October 11 – 14, 2016 
Touring United States – October 17- December 8, 2016

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


The Incredible Speediness of Jamie Cavanaugh is written by Chris Craddock, featuring Kaleb Alexander, Burgandy Code, Matthew Gorman, & Rose Napoli, stage managed by Dana Paul, directed by Richard Greenblatt, set and costume designed by Kelly Wolf, sound designed by Rick Sacks, and lighting designed by Glenn Davidson.