Weaving Reconciliation

A Vancouver Moving Theatre Production

Presented in partnership with Native Earth
and supported by Jumblies Theatre

June 2018
Aki Studio

Weaving Reconciliation gives voice to those who have lived within and around Canada’s long shadow of colonization. A contemporary weaving together of theatre, Indigenous cultural practices and lived experience, this multi-disciplinary production is about our hopes for a good future guided by the principles of our cultural past.

Weaving Reconciliation unfolds through the eyes of Old One, whose life story interweaves with his healing journey as he opens up to life’s regrets and hopes.

Created by an award-winning team of director Renae Morriseau (Cree Saulteaux), Rosemary Georgeson (Coast Salish/Dene Sahtu) and Savannah Walling, Weaving Reconciliation features a diverse cast of Vancouver urban Indigenous actors, Downtown Eastside poets, Elders and cultural carriers from Vancouver and Toronto. Weaving Reconciliation is accompanied by a multi-media interactive installation from from Jumblies’ Talking Treaties project, led by Jumblie’s Associate Artistic Director Ange Loft.

Weaving Reconciliation is being developed with the assistance of PTC (Playwrights Theatre Centre).

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).

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.

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