RIOT RESIST REVOLT REPEAT
by Frances Koncan
In a world where water is scarce, nature is in disarray, and humanity lives within a city of walls, a young Indigenous woman struggling with mental illness sets out on a quest to find her missing sister…and maybe save the world in the process.
★★★★ Winnipeg Free Press
Frances Koncan is an Anishinaabe writer and director from Couchiching First Nation. She holds a MFA in Playwrighting from the City University of New York – Brooklyn College. She is the recent winner of 2017 Winnipeg Arts Council RBC On the Rise award. Her most recent play, zahgidiwin/love was developed at Weesageechak 29 and went on to win the 2016 Harry Rintoul Award for Best New Play at the Winnipeg Fringe Festival. Learn more about Koncan here.
Dramaturge Rebecca Applebaum
Company Joelle Peters, Dillan Chiblow, Rain Richardson, Taran Kootenhayoo, Shandra Spears Bombay
THE WHALE KILLER
by Kenneth T. Williams
The cultural differences in Northern Manitoba Cree community spin out of control and lead to a hostage taking incident. And the situation can’t get any worse when the residents learn that the land on which the hamlet sits may be the largest diamond field in Canada.
KENNETH T. WILLIAMS
Kenneth Williams is a Cree playwright and dramaturge from George Gordon First Nation in the Treaty 4 Territory. He is the first and only Indigenous person to earn an M.F.A. in playwriting from the University of Alberta, where he is now an associate professor of Drama. Recently, he sat on the advistory committee for NAC’s Indigenous Theatre Section. Some of his plays include In Care, Café Daughter, and Thunderstick. He’s happy as bannock in jam to be back at the Weesageechak Festival. Learn more about Williams here.
Dramatruge Philip Akin
Company Cheri Maracle, Kristopher Bowman, Tamara Podemski, Cole Alvis
Friday November 17 @ 7:30 PM | Aki Studio | Tickets $15