ABORIGINAL SUMMER PLAY READINGS 2013
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.