FOR P7 & S1-S2 PUPILS
One of Two
One-man comedy-drama about two twins growing up with cerebral palsy: Bec (a wheelchair user) and Jack (who walks with a limp). Each twin had a very different experience navigating life and school.
Join Jack as he steps back in time, reliving squabbles with his old womb-mate Bec. All whilst battling against societal attitudes and his own emotional darkside: in the form of a well-known disabled Sith Lord.
In this true tale of twins growing up, their unique bond is tested as they steer through the trials and tribulations of childhood and school - honking at bullies and overthrowing the low expectations foisted upon them.
An inspiring* solo show with sketch and spoken word, that celebrates disability and diversity.
*Inspiration not guaranteed.
“A captivating and funny look at different experiences of disability from an engaging performer” Broadway World
Dates, costs and full booking details for this show will be confirmed soon. If you would like to register interest for your school please email TISS@imaginate.org.uk
One of Two was written by Jack Hunter, during his enrolment on the Birds of Paradise & Playwright Studio Scotland Disabled Playwright Award in 2021. Jack Hunter won Summerhall’s Mary Dick Award in 2022. One of Two was presented in the Netherlands, Germany and Scotland in 2023 supported by Creative Scotland.
The first development of this work for young people was through an Imaginate Creative Development project supported by the PLACE programme, funded by the Scottish Government (through Creative Scotland), the City of Edinburgh Council and the Edinburgh Festivals.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Jack Hunter is an award-winning disabled performer, writer and poet.
Originally from Inverness, Jack graduated from Queen Margaret University’s BA Drama & Performance course in 2017.In 2021, Jack wrote One of Two as part of his time on the Playwright Studio and Birds of Paradise Theatre Disabled Playwright Award.
Winner of Summerhall’s Mary Dick Award, the production premiered, in association with Birds of Paradise Theatre Company, at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2022. The show was nominated for Best Production (Scottish Theatre Awards at the Fringe). In 2023, One of Two, presented by Independent Arts Projects, was staged at the Traverse Theatre; & toured Internationally in the Netherlands & Germany. In addition, the show has been developed for school audiences through the Theatre in Schools Scotland development fund.
Jack is a poetry Slam Champion & recently performed at the I Am Loud Grand Poetry Slam Final at The Edinburgh International 2023 Book Festival. Notable Theatre credits include: The Pulitzer prize winning Cost of Living (Hampstead Theatre). Kerbs (Graeae Theatre/ Belgrade Theatre); Teenage Dick (Donmar Theatre); All You Need is LSD (Told By An Idiot/ Birmingham Rep); Let Me Play The Lion Too (Told By An Idiot/ Barbican Centre) & Romeo & Juliet (Lanternhouse Theatre).
INFORMATION FOR TEACHERS
All productions will be accompanied by resources to help teachers prepare further activity and link to classroom plans.
curriculum for excellence
I can respond to the experience of drama by discussing my thoughts and feelings. I can give and accept constructive comment on my own and others’ work. EXA 0-15a / EXA 1-15a / EXA 2-15a / EXA 3-15a
I can analyse technical aspects of drama and scripts, make informed judgments and express considered opinions on my own and others’ work. EXA 4-15a
Health and Well Being
I am aware of how friendships are formed and that likes, dislikes, special qualities and needs can influence relationships. HWB 0-44a / HWB 1-44a
By Jack Hunter
Presented by Independent Arts Projects
Written & performed by Jack Hunter
Director: Joe Douglas
Sound Design & Composition: Nik Paget-Tomlinson
Technical Stage Manager: Susan McWhirter
Producers: Nina Doherty & Mhari Robinson
Photography: Kat Gollock
Company: Independent Arts Projects (IAP)