We are thrilled to announce that our presentation of Sheldon Elter’s Métis Mutt has been nominated for the 2016-2017 Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding Touring Production.
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Written & Performed by Sheldon Elter
January 25- February 5, 2017
Sterling Award Winner for New Work and Performance
Métis Mutt is a comedic, heartbreaking and unpredictable performance piece that recounts the journey of a young Métis man finding his way out of a destructive cycle.
In a performance the Edmonton Journal calls “intelligent and consistently inventive,” Elter expertly switches between storytelling, stand-up comedy, music and multi-character vignettes to expose the impact of family dysfunction, internalized racism and spiritual growth.
Directed by Ron Jenkins
Set & Lighting Design by Tessa Stamp
Projection Design by T. Erin Gruber
Sound Design by Aaron Macri
Stage Management by Tessa Stamp
This production has been funded by the Alberta Foundation for the Arts. Original production co-created with Kenneth Brown.
“Elter’s remarkable talent is wide-ranging” – See Magazine
“a role that is physically demanding and technically flawless” – VUE Weekly
“intelligent and consistently inventive” – Edmonton Journal
Sheldon is an award-winning Métis actor, writer, stand-up comic, musician and director originally from Northern Alberta. As a stand-up comic, he has emceed and been host at both Breaker’s, and Dave’s Comedy Saloon, and has toured Western Canada twice as the opening comedy act for hypnotist, Marc Savard. Sheldon was also a Top 14 Finalist on Canadian Idol in 2006. In 2002 Elter and his work Métis Mutt won two Sterling Awards for Best Actor and Best New Work. More About Sheldon
Photos by Ryan Parker