Playwright: Danieyella Rodin // Director: Tamara Guhrs
Nina has just woken from a bad dream. Or was it a dream? Either way, she can’t fall back asleep in case it comes back. But it’s bedtime now and the dark is making her feel strange, too… How is she going to navigate through this dark night and the nightmare stuck in her head?
Night Light uses live music, video projection, shadows, light-play and live performance to explore a night in the life of Nina, a young girl trying to deal with the thoughts and feelings which are haunting her as she lies in bed. The play evokes those moments when we feel alone: afraid of the dark, or going through life changes and unable to express ourselves. Aimed at 9-12 year olds who are at a delicate time, caught between the expectations of growing up and still haunted by childhood fears, this magical and mysterious piece encourages children to listen to their inner voice.
Duration: 40 minutes + 40 minute workshop
Age Range: 9 years - 11 years
Grades: Grade 4 - Grade 6
Language(s): English, Sotho, English/Sesotho/Sepedi (speak to us about translating it into the dominant language of your area - this is very doable).
1. Electricity for lights/sound/projector.
2. Space that can be blacked out.
3. Room large enough for set build (3m(l) X 3m(w) X 2m(h).
4. Space for projector (in audience). I.e. enough distance from the set that the image can be displayed on the built set.
5. Projector (possibly)