MEMORY - Performed June 6, 2019 by the Jaffray Elementary School Drama Club

The McCarther sisters have been growing up with Grandpa Adams for the past 10 years.  It has not always been easy without their Ma and Pa.  Alexandra is having flashbacks of when they were younger and some of the mistakes she made back then.  Jessica is fearlessly pursuing her invention and her attraction to Frederick; and Hope the oldest sister, seems to be there at the right moment, to keep peace between her other siblings. 

Luckily for Grandpa he has The Café to visit every day.  John the owner often sits with him and helps him ‘remember’, because lately his memory has been diminishing. Lulu the waitress at The Café has noticed this in him too, but she is more interested in her up and coming audition. 

Then, there are the Government ‘agents’.  They are on a mission. They believe something very valuable that belongs to them, has been hidden and they are out to find ‘this treasure’. 

This is the first time the JES Drama Club is presenting their play as a Musical Drama.  MEMORY is a more ‘realistic’ Play that will also feature four actors playing piano to accompany the acting. 

The cast of 14 creatively inspired children, have written most of the songs being presented within the Play – MEMORY.  


Ella enters Mirror World and she quickly discovers: "You mean Mirror World is full of disharmony and selfishness just like on earth? "Yes, especially our King." And thus her adventure begins.  Why is the Queen more nervous than usual? How come the Crystal children are not shiny any more? And what are those 3 elves up to? Will the Wizard or the Mighty Messenger solve the problem? Enjoy viewing this delightful light-hearted play to its satisfying conclusion.

17 actors (ages 5-33) worked together joyfully with less than 15 hours of rehearsal during the IDEAL Society's annual Theatre and Arts and Music Camp in August, 2017.

Mirror World was originally written and performed in 1988 and then again in 2011 in Phuket Thailand. In this 2017 production original music and songs were added that were created by Sophia and Gabrielle Hoffman.

Queen Flora is a little anxious these days. She doesn't want to lose her Queen status, but if she doesn't find The Missing Song...she will.  With her trusting servants, Falcon and Unicorn she really hopes four children will show up in their world to help them out. Meanwhile, at the White Flower Orphanage the twins (Rosie and Lola) and Ruby and Lacy have asked Miss Treebank, a long time employee, if she could read them their favourite bedtime story, that just so happens to be called The Missing Song. When hope meets wonder...magic arrives!  A delightful play performed by children 7-9 years old with one adult special guest...Miss Treebark.


When water speaks … there is a always a reason why … begins the Narrator..

Clarissa the Spirit of the Water had to get the attention of the fisher folk, so she made ‘big waves’ one day. When Matt, Mark and Maria get back into their boat they discover their clothes and skin are oily … black ugly oil. And sadly Lilly the Mermaid’s skin already has the oil disease. Clever Joe the Lighthouse keeper has a plan, but he needs the fisher folk, Bob the gardener and Annabelle the servant to help. In the meantime, Madam Tundra’s dreams are keeping her awake. She is trying real hard to understand what happened to her father a long time ago. When the sea creatures enter her dream one day, she is able to finally hear and heal the truth of her past.

Performed by The Jaffray Elementary Drama Club November 23, 2016.  We also took this show 'on the road' and the video you are watching was performed at the ?'A'qam Elementary School in Cranbrook on November 30, 2016.


Grandpa James, and his grandchildren Ryder and Petunia are making plans to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the family business.  Ryder is showing signs of ‘stressing out’ because of all the details of the party. By coincidence, Jasmine, an old friend of Petunia arrives from New York for a visit. Who is Jasmine talking to on the phone? Why does she seems so interested in one toy…the first toy, Grandpa ever made. Once inside the shop…the toys might just have something to ‘say’ about Jasmine’s ambition. And then there is Booboo, Petunia’s only child who just seems to ‘come alive’ at the Toy Shop.

A delightful Play with a few twists and turns to keep your imagination lifted and curious.  

June 2, 2016

A new Drama Club (fourteen children ages 8-11) perform The Helmet at Highland Elementary School in Cranbrook B.C. Performed December 9th, 2015. 

Sometimes you want to escape from the real world and go on an adventure. Could a helmet take you there? Is the fantasy world the place to go? Why not? Follow the trails of five young humans who venture into The Forgotten Forest by mistake and meet a cast of ‘positive’ fantasy characters. All of this is seen through the eyes of a reporter and a camera lens. There are lots of twists to the plot to keep you at attention.



The Jaffray Drama Club performs another successful original play. This year nine children are acting ages 6-9. December 3, 2015.

How does the ‘Conscious’ of the Detective help him find the clues? Why is there a ‘Conscious in training’? Why are the fantasy world characters fading away? Will the fairy ever be seen again? There are always so many questions when solving a mystery.  Watch the show and try to figure out the Case of the Missing Twins! 



Village of Joy an original  Drama Play performed by 6 children aged 6-9.  A March Break program. This show was performed at Jaffray  Elementary School BC Canada in March 2015.

The Magic Tree an original Drama Playperformed by eight children 7-9 years old based their own ideas, hopes and intuitions. Performed at Jaffray Elementary School B.C. Canada

December 3, 2014

Lena a 5 year old girl loves to watch fantasy movies.  She has often imagined herself inside the movie that she is watching.  Lena is brought into the fantasy world wherein The Magic Tree that gives gifts once a year to the forest friends,  is about to be chopped down by the mean Queen.  Will Lena be able to help the Magic Tree and the forest friends?  Will the gypsy, the sprite, the princess and the wolf be able to stop Knight Asher who has been ordered to cut down the Magic Tree?  Will kindness help this story?  All of these questions will be answered with many a laugh in between. 

Task of Invention: The producer of this video Keith Holding sent this to me recently.  It was an amazing gift coming through email.  I wrote and directed this video with children in 1986!  I wonder where these children, now adults, are in life.  Great little story.  Low budget...lots of heart and creativity.


TV Broadcast Workshop I created with 5 students ages (7-11) They learned to produce this report about a few of their very interesting teachers.

"Real face Friends". An original screen play written with 8 young actresses (7-12 years old). The film addresses the issue of bullying in school and provides a creative solution. April 2014

Unicornia and Teen Town Performed by the Jr. and Sr. Drama Clubs of Phuket International Academy Day School.

28 children from ages 5-13

November 30 and December 1st, 2013

"Menthos Where Are You?"  Performed by the SR. Drama Club of Phuket International Academy Day School, Thailand. March 2012

"The Magical Forest" Performed by the Phuket International Academy Day School JR. Drama Club. March 2012

"Heart Land" Performed by 14 young actors of the South End Drama Club Phuket, Thailand. March 2012

"The Gift" part 1  Performed by young actors of PIADS Drama Club, Phuket Thailand. December 9, 2011

"The Gift" part 3

"The Umbrella Festival" part 1. Performed by the Drama Club of Phuket International Academy Day School. April 15 and 30th, 2011

"The Umbrella Festival" part 2

"The Umbrella Festival" part 3

"The Umbrella Festival" part 4

"A Cheating Lesson" part 1 performed by the  The Quality School International Drama Club. Phuket Thailand. May 2009

"A cheating lesson" part 2 

"The Problem With The Ring" part 1.  Performed by Shining Stars Drama Club, Kamala, Phuket. November 26, 2011

"The Problem with the Ring" part 2

"The Audition" part 1. Performed by the Drama Club of Phuket International Academy Day School (PIADS). December 2010

"The Audition" part 2

"The Audition" part 3

"The Golden Mask" part 1.  Performed by The Drama Club of Headstart International School, Phuket, Thailand. March 24, 2011

"The Golden Mask" part 2

"The Golden Mask" part 3

"Something Special" A lovely show from the Articulating Drama Club at Headstart International School, Phuket, Thailand. December 2010 

"It's Drama Time!" Performed by the Drama Class of Dance Steps Studios, Phuket, Thailand. March 2008