Highway by Maggi Feehan


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Highway by Maggi Feehan

In a small prairie town, two teenage girls attend the same school, separated by race, culture and popularity. Jo-Jo is Indigenous and lives with her serpent-tongued mother behind a gas station on an impoverished reserve. Carly is White and lives with her Fred Flintstone loving Dad who is a long-haul trucker, often away. By day, the girls ignore each other, but by night, their dreams reach across the cultural chasm to meet and dance together.

Special Merit winner - Theatre BC’s 2020 Canadian Playwriting Competition

Keywords: Indigenous Settler Co-Pro ; Highway killer; Adolescence

Genre: Drama
Acts: 1
Run time: 70 minutes
Content note: Contains references to missing and murdered women, blood on stage, swearing, life on an Indigenous reserve

Cast size: 8 actors
Male roles: 3
Female roles: 5
Musician roles: 1

Casting breakdown:

Jo-Jo Cree, 16 years old, high school student, intelligent and saucy
Dave White man, 40-50 years old, long haul trucker, Fred Flintstone fan
Carly White girl, 16 years old, high school student, shy with sharp intelligence
Alistair White guy, 16 years old, high school student, confident and amicable
Roberta Cree, 40-50 years old, Mother of Jo-Jo, serpent-tongued and jaded
Indigenous Drummer Indigenous, any age
Jo-Jo’s Spirit Guide Cree, any age, dancer
Carly’s Spirit Guide White, any age, dancer
Queen Classic rock group, song: White Man

Additional notes: This play was written with the intention that it is an Indigenous Settler Co-Pro, with at least 50% Indigenous cast and crew. It was written by a woman Settler.