Saturday November 18

by Brenda Yvonne Wallace 

A young expecting mother struggles to not become another statistic of MMIW. She must be brave for both herself and her unborn baby. The Last Dance lends a helping hand to those fleeing domestic violence.

Yvonne Wallace is Ucwalmicw from Lil’wat Nation. She is an honours graduate of Humber College Theatre Acting program, and currently a Liberal Arts student at Capilano University completing her final year. She has written two plays Smothered Sweetly and The Last Dance. Her third and most personal body of work, Transformation aims to translate the story into her first language. Learn more about her.

Dramaturge Anita LaSelva
Company Quelemia Sparrow, Jonathan Fisher

by Josh Languedoc

Starlight Journey is inspired by an incredible journey a family took to finding the answers to their young son’s mysterious death.

With roots from Saugeen First Nation, Josh Languedoc is a playwright, improviser, director and educator currently living in Edmonton, AB. He is the Playwright-in-Residence at Workshop West Playwrights Theatre and a new member of the Playwrights Guild of Canada. Last year, he brought IN-CO-RI-GI-BLE: The Legend of Thundervoice to W29. Later this year, Josh will tour his one-man show Treaty Tales: The Animals We Walk Beside as part of the 2018 CAFF Fringe Tour.

Learn more about Languedoc here.

Dramaturge Donna Michelle St. Bernard
Company Herbie Barnes, Brandon Oakes, James Smith, Monique Mojica, Cate D’Angelo, Jeremy Proulx

HATE MAIL and Irreconcilable Trolls
by Spy Dénommé-Welch and Catherine Magowan

What happens when the entire world is given a licence to critique? What happens when people hide behind fake usernames, spoofed emails, and anonymous comment boards? What happens when the online world explodes with armchair experts and basement professionals?

Inspired by ridiculous hate mail and anonymous trolls who hide within the interweb, Hate Mail brings them the 15 minutes of fame they didn’t expect, but secretly desired through a sonata of voice, contrabassoon and piano.

Spy Dénommé-Welch is a composer and writer of Anishinaabe descent. He co-created the Dora-nominated opera, Giiwedin, and is completing his second opera. He is the member of the Playwrights Guild of Canada, the Canadian Music Centre, and a faculty member at Brock University.

Catherine Magowan has been principal bassoonist with the Sudbury Symphony Orchestra since 2002, and co-founded the world’s first electric-bassoon band. She was nominated for a Dora Mavor Moore award for the opera Giiwedin.

Composer & Creator Spy Denomme-Welch, Catherine Magowan
Musician Nicole Joy-Fraser (soprano/voice), Graham Martin (contrabassoon), Cecilia Lee (piano)

Saturday November 18 @ 7:30 PM | Aki Studio | Tickets $15