Based on Susanne Gervay's inspiring novel, I am Jack explores the journey of a smart, funny, 11 year old boy. Jack is being bullied at school and it is not long before the emotional pressure begins to build inside him. What starts as an off the cuff joke during a handball competition soon turns into a set of circumstances where by Jack is no longer safe in the school playground.
As much as he wants to tell his Mum he can't, for at home there is conflict of a different kind. Jack's Mum's boyfriend Rob is about to move in and Jack's place in the household is about to be usurped. But with the use of self-expression through photography, Jack begins to make sense of his world, of his relationships with others, and most importantly, with himself.
This outstanding one man show explores the often overlooked insidious taunting and teasing that bullies are so adept at inflicting on their victims. The work's charm and humour has succeeded in delighting and informing young audiences across Australia and America. Jack takes us on a touching and sometimes comical journey as he moves from victim to victor.
One actor plays eleven characters, moving with ease between each one. I am Jack is based on the true story of author Susanne Gervay's son. The show explores how peer pressure can grow rapidly and intensively and how it can take over.
From the award winning company that brought you, Pete the Sheep, The Bugalugs Bum Thief, Milli Jack and the Dancing Cat and Emily Eyefinger.