Thomas Jefferson, a middle school student, can't seem to focus in school. He is told he has ADD, or Attention Deficit Disorder, a condition that affects his ability to concentrate in class. With his widowed mom, a caring teacher, and his first potential girlfriend, Thomas comes up with a very creative solution to deal with his condition.
Hyper-Focus was commissioned by the Playwrights Project in San Diego in 2004, and subsequently toured in the fall of 2004 at middle schools, high schools, rehabilitation centers, and libraries across Southern California. Both educational and entertaining, Hyper-Focus features original songs by the author and provides great roles for young actors.
“thought-provoking, funny, touching, informative, and provocative...Having myself worked with many young students with ADD, I was particularly impressed with how accurately Knable captured the intricacies of the problem, how it is perceived by others – and how it feels from the ‘inside.’ His song about competing stimuli fighting for attention inside the brain of his appealing protagonist was terrific!” - San Diego Theatre Scene’s Curtain Call
October 24, 2004 – November 12, 2004. Commissioned and produced by The Playwrights Project. Performed at schools and community centers throughout San Diego, Orange and Los Angeles Counties.