WISHFLY BY JANE MODRIC Wishing is Serious Business

A magical tale about friendship, love and the power of believing. Lys and her Dad have moved to a new town, her mum’s gone AWOL, she has no friends and to top it all off, she’s about to start high school. Then she meets the very unusual boy next door and discovers that things aren’t always as they seem, and that it’s how you look at things that makes all the difference. With a good friend and the power of imagination, the world is full of possibilities and you can make your own map to anywhere.

Wishfly was written by Dr Jane Modric who holds a PhD in Creative Arts (JCU) and a Master of Letters (CQU). Her first play ‘Soph and the Real World’ was produced by JUTE Theatre Company in 2013, and was written as part of JUTE’s Enter Stage Write program. She has a background in music and song writing with two solo albums and a number of collaborations to her credit. She has also most recently had her work published.

Exploring the themes of Friendship, Environment, Rites of Passage (transition into high school), and Family relationships.

Venue Format
Hall, Black Box Venue
Technical Rating
D, The production can be modified to suit most venues
Touring Party

Cinematic Projection is required.

TYC is a multi-award winning youth theatre company based in Far North Queensland that awakens children and young people’s imaginations; inspiring a culture of true creativity. Our mission at The Young Company is to spark the imagination and fuel a sense of discovery in children and young people. We do this through innovative theatre for, by and with children and young people as well as a creative programme of learning, in a welcoming and stimulating environment.

We create exceptional theatre experiences that educate, engage, challenge and inspire children, young people and their communities. We inspire generations to explore the wonder of their world and transform the way children and young people engage in and experience live theatre.

We reinterpret classic and contemporary stories for our time and also commission brave and relevant new writing. We are as ambitious as the young people we serve.

TYC is a not-for-profit organisation and a regional beacon of professional quality theatre for, with and by children and young people. We engage our community and regional North Queensland in the power of theatre to enrich and transform the lives of children and young people

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Unique Selling Point

The play is appealing to its intended audience as it was based purely on the ideas surrounding our current generation of young people. With the support of The Regional Arts Fund, in 2014 TYC engaged with regional north Queenslanders aged 10yrs through to 14yrs who were about to embark on (and those who had recently embarked on), the transition from primary to high school through community cultural development theatre workshops. Dr Jane Modric then took the participants ideas and crafted them into a scripted production along with Markwell Presents creating visual cinematics to accompany it and Hayley Gillespie as designer.

Marketing Materials

Teacher Notes Available and Workshop Series Available.

Community Engagement

The exciting move into high school is an extraordinary rite of passage for young people today. They make new friends, meet new teachers and broaden their learning through a range of subjects. Their social belonging and emotional well being during this time is also of increased importance in today’s society. A community will benefit from seeing the production as it will engage with its young people in a positive & meaningful way. Letting them know that everyone is on this same journey in life. It will provide them with a platform to start a conversation with their parents, friends and community members. It will also connect its audience to environmental themes and taking ownership for things you believe in.

Educational workshops are available for school and community groups surrounding the plays themes of the transition from primary to high school, as well as the environment and positive family relationships.

Artist meet-and-greets and community events are also available.