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ABORIGINAL SUMMER PLAY READINGS 2013

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Continuing Idle No More’s Path Through Voices of Conviction

Savage by Yvette Nolan, Directed by Geneviève Doyon

Gary is Native and gay, and high school is killing him. Fiona saves him from a beating, but at what cost?

Annie Mae’s Movement by Yvette Nolan, Directed by Melaina Sheldon

Anna Mae Pictou Aquash was a Mi’qmak woman from Nova Scotia who went to the States to join the American Indian Movement, to work for her people, for all Native people. She rose in the ranks, became a leader, a lover, a warrior. On a cold day in February, 1976, her body was found at the foot of a bluff on the Pine Ridge Reservation. What happened to Annie Mae?

Burning Vision by Marie Clements, Directed by Patti Flather

This sweeping award-winning play traces the journey of uranium from its origins in the Sahtu Dene earth, through water, over land and into fire- the bombs that dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

Playwright in residence

Gwaandak Theatre also continued its emphasis on nurturing new stories for the stage, offering a week’s writing residency to Dene/Inuk playwright Reneltta Arluk, as she completes her new play Tookoolito, inspired by the true story of the 19th century Inuk heroine who balanced life in both Inuit and European worlds.

CREDITS

With Dennis Allen, Devon Armstrong, Rae Mombourquette, Christine Genier, Erin Corbett, Eric Epstein, Jared Lutchman, Charles Eshleman, Alexandria McKenna, Gurdeep Pandher, Elizabeth Smith, Winluck Wong.

Directed by Geneviève Doyon, Patti Flather and Melaina Sheldon

Directed mentors | Yvette Nolan & Mary Sloan

Stage Managers | Geneviève Doyon & Kieran Poile

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