Weaving Reconciliation

A Vancouver Moving Theatre Production

Presented in partnership with Native Earth
with support by Jumblies Theatre

June 6-9, 2018
Tickets $15-25

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Weaving Reconciliation: Our Way is a theatrical and cultural encounter that weaves the experiences of a family reconciling with the impacts of residential school in their community. Created in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, Weaving Reconciliation is more than a story. It is also a passing on of lived experiences, oral history and resurgent cultural practices.

“Weaving Reconciliation: Our Way is about our hopes for a good future, guided by principles of our cultural past.” -Renae Morriseau

Weaving Reconciliation gives voice to those who have lived within the legislation of the Indian Act and Canada’s long shadow of colonialism. It is a story shared across Canada and Turtle Island.

Created by an award-winning team of director Renae Morriseau (Cree Saulteaux), Rosemary Georgeson (Coast Salish/Dene Sahtu) and Savannah WallingWeaving Reconciliation is enriched by contributions from the cast, knowledge-keepers, and partnering communities. Performers are Urban Aboriginal elders, actors, and Downtown Eastside poets who are joined onstage by youth and cultural knowledge-keepers from Treaty 13/Toronto.

Weaving Reconciliation is accompanied by an audio gallery installation and displays from Jumblies’ Talking Treaties project, led by Jumblies’ Associate Artistic Director Ange Loft.

For more information visit weaving-reconciliation-our-way.ca.


Director, Cultural Ambassador, Lead Writer Renae Morriseau
Community-Engagement Liaison, Co-Writer Rosemary Georgeson
Project Artistic Director, Co-Writer Savannah Walling
Producer Terry Hunter
Dramaturg Kathleen Flaherty
Consulting Dramaturgs Keith Barker & Ange Loft

Featuring Sam Bob, Jonathan Fisher, Tracey Nepinak, Sophie Merasty, Vern Bevis, Tania Carter, Tai Amy Grauman, Stephen Lytton, Latash Maurice Nahanee. Marge White.

Learn more about the Artistic & Leadership Team and the Cast.


TICKETS

Regular | $25
Students, Seniors, Arts Workers | $15
All taxes & ticket fees are included.


Wednesday June 6  |  7:30 pm (Opening)
Thursday June 7   |  7:30 pm 
Friday June 8   |  7:30 pm
Saturday June 9   |  2 pm


Vancouver Moving Theatre is an interdisciplinary company co-founded in Downtown Eastside on unceded Coast Salish Territory in 1983 by Terry Hunter and Savannah Walling. VMT is recognized for its innovative arts based community development projects tailored with and for its home community. VMT is the recipient of the City of Vancouver Cultural Harmony Award (2008).


Jumblies is a Toronto-based organization that engages in collaborations between professional artists and diverse people and communities.


DEVELOPMENT CREDITS

Weaving Reconciliation is being developed with the assistance of PTC (Playwrights Theatre Centre) and EartHand Gleaners, and workshop development at Weesageechak Begins to Dance 30.

Playwrights Theatre Centre (PTC)  is a dramaturgically-focused theatre company that finds, nurtures, and advances the Canadian playwright, supporting new plays from creation to performance.