Play by Hope McIntyre

7 Female/4 Male (with doubling); One-Act Drama

“Many of the students at my school have witnessed or been victims of violence and so after the play, the ideas that were raised about how violence begets violence were powerful. They were able to see these connections in Ripple Effect as well as in their own school and community at large.”

Angela Robbie (St. John’s High School) after a touring performance of Ripple Effect

This piece was commissioned by a community group to explore the cycle of youth violence.  It premiered at FemFest 2008 and toured to Manitoba schools in the fall of that year. Featuring an ensemble cast and developed with the input of youth, it is an honest look at the ripple effect of violence in the home, in schools and in the larger global context.

A chapbook of the script is available at One Act Plays

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