Wednesday November 15

A Vancouver Moving Theatre Production

Co-Written by Renae Morriseau,
Rosemary Georgeson and Savannah Walling

Join us on the opening night with a workshop preview of Vancouver Moving Theatre’s Weaving Reconciliation, also supported by Jumblies Theatre.

Weaving Reconciliation gives voice to those who have lived within and around Canada’s long shadow of colonization. This multi-disciplinary production weaves together Western theatre practice, Indigenous cultural practice, and the lived experiences of oral history of Coast Salish, Okanagan, Treaty One (Winnipeg) and Treaty 13 (Toronto).

Weaving Reconciliation is being developed with the assistance of PTC (Playwrights Theatre Centre). A full presentation will premiere at Aki Studio in June 2018.

Dramaturgs Ange Loft & Keith Barker
Company Binaeshee-Quae Couchie-Nabigon, Cole Alvis, James Smith, Jill Carter, Kristopher Bowman, Monique Mojica, Lilia Leon, Shandra Spears Bombay, Tamara Podemski, Zita Nyarady, Sam Bob

Renae Morriseau is a Cree/Saulteaux from Manitoba. She worked across Canada/US and internationally in theatre, film, television, and music. In 2016, she served as Aboriginal Storyteller-in-residence at Vancouver Public Library. Her current projects include developing dialogue on reconciliation through theatre and music with community groups in Vancouver.

Rosemary Georgeson is a Sahtu Dene/Coast Salish woman from Galiano Island BC. She is currently researching about her family and the impacts of colonization and separation on her family. Rosemary has been the recipient of the Vancouver Mayors Award for her work in Community Arts, and the Aboriginal Storyteller-in-Residence in 2014 for Vancouver Public Library.

Savannah Walling is the Associate Artistic Director of the Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival, and Co-founder/Artistic Director of Vancouver Moving Theatre (VMT). A theatre artist, writer, and performer trained in dance , mime and music, Walling collaborated with artists of many genres, traditions and cultures to create original repertoire. Highlights include, Storyweaving, The Big House and Against the Current. She is the co-recipient of Vancouver Mayor’s Award (2009) and Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal (2013).

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.

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