Indigenous Summer Play Readings
ENCORE READING! Did you miss our readings in June? Join us at Adäka Cultural Festival for a FREE reading of Neechie-Itas by Joanne MacDonald.
July 4 | 12 Noon | Whitehorse Library Meeting Room
Indigenous Summer Play Readings are back this year, featuring two bold works by Indigenous women playwrights, and directed and performed by local talent.
Be inspired. Be moved. – Join us!
7PM | Whitehorse | The Old Firehall in Whitehorse
Tickets: $12 General Admission / $8 Elders, youth & low-income.
CASH ONLY at the door.
THE BORN-AGAIN CROW, by Caleigh Crow
Directed by Leonard Linklater
There is Violence and There is Righteous Violence and There is Death, or The Born-Again Crow
ABOUT THE PLAY: Recently fired from her grocery store job after a confrontation with her boss, Beth returns to her childhood home to start again. Her mother introduces a birdfeeding setup as part of her recovery. Beth takes to it like a duck to water. As one birdfeeder turns into three, to six, to twelve, crows descend on the cul-de-sac, much to the chagrin of her well-to-do-neighbours, while her ex-boyfriend reintroduces himself. When a crow begins to speak to her, events take a dangerous turn. She always thought the world had more malice than magic… was she wrong?
ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT: Caleigh Crow is a Métis writer, musician, educator and performer from Calgary. Playwriting credits include HEXEN, The Order of the Poor Ladies, Kill Time Before Time Kills You. She has written and performed in the sketch comedy show Betch-A-Sketch at the St Ambroise Montreal FRINGE Festival, and the Revolution They Wrote: Feminist Short Works Theatre Festival. She also plays bass guitar in the band Pope Joan. Her work tends towards themes of metaphysics, class struggle, magic, and joy. She is an artist during the night. During the day she sells eight hours of her life to a house cleaning service.
NEECHIE-ITAS, by Joanne Macdonald
Directed by Véronique Lachance
ABOUT THE PLAY: When the man responsible for almost ruining Spencer’s life is finally caught after 10 years, she and her three Neechies must prove “the smoking gun” was fired with the best of intentions.
ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT: Joanne MacDonald is Anishinaabe, a mom, and an Eddie Izzard/Henry Rollins and theatre fan. She gave up dreams of Super villainy as it wasn’t as lucrative as depicted at the job fairs (false advertising… but then again what can you expect from an evil genius job pitch). Jo has written plays for EAL classrooms and GERI\THE/ATRICS Theatre Co. Her play OUR HOME & native land was Sarasvati’s FEMFEST 2017 Bake Off winner. It will be part of a Reconciliation Project presented by Sarasvati Productions in May 2019. Jo made her Winnipeg Fringe debut with Mother’s Little Secret (2018).