Weesageechak 31

ANNUAL DEVELOPMENT FESTIVAL
OF INDIGENOUS WORKS

November 14-24, 2018
Aki Studio

Tickets: $15
Festival Pass $60*
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Native Earth welcomes you to the 31st annual performing arts festival fostering the development of Indigenous work from across Turtle Island and the world.

Taking place over two weeks in our Aki Studio, the festival brings together emerging, mid-career, and established artists to develop and showcase contemporary Indigenous theatre, dance, opera and multidisciplinary creations. The festival offers audience an opportunity to experience the richness and diversity of contemporary Indigenous art.

We are proud to partner once again with Buddies in Bad Times Theatre to present the 2-Spirit Cabaret, an exciting evening of performance, music, and spoken word by queer and 2-Spirit Indigenous artists on Friday, November 16th. For more information and tickets for 2-Spirit Cabaret.

*Festival Pass does not include 2-Spirit Cabaret.


 BOOK LAUNCH
“Indian Act: Residential School Plays”

Edited by Donna-Michelle St. Bernard
in partnership with Playwrights Canada Press

Kaahsinnoniks — Making Treaty 7
by The Making Treaty 7 Cultural Society


Gashkigwaaso 
by Waawaate Fobister

They Are Still Talking
by Maura García Dance
Learn more about the piece here.

In The Abyss
by Aria Evans
Learn more about the piece here.


2-SPIRIT CABARET
Curated & Hosted by Michaela Washburn
in partnership with Buddies in Bad Times Theatre

Binaeshee-Quae Couchie-Nabigon
GARY (Rebecca Benson & Cris Derksen)
Brian Solomon
Aqua Nibii Waawaaskone
Michaela Washburn with Cole Alvis & Waawaate Fobister

Plus: Yolanda Bonnell‘s White Girls in Moccasins
featuring Samantha Brown & Kathleen MacLean

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Canoe
by Unsettled Scores
Spy Dénommé-Welch & Catherine Magowan

Shanawdithit
Libretto by Yvette Nolan, Music by Dean Burry, 
in partnership with Tapestry Opera & Opera on the Avalon

PANEL DISCUSSION
Beyond Butterfly: Abandoning the exotic
for a representative opera of today

Featuring Spy Dénommé-Welch, Michael Mori, Marion Newman, and Yvette Nolan.


Seven Pieces
by Jenn Forgie

Pouin
by Smith Purdy

Liminal
by Ty Sloane

Echoes
by Olivia Shortt

Half Breed
by Natalie Sappier

Women of the Fur Trade
by Frances Koncan

Women of Papiyek
by Quelemia Sparrow


The Properties of Spirit
by Jessica Lea Fleming
Learn more about the piece here.

My Holographic Nightmares
by Olivia Shortt
Learn more about the piece here.

Boozhoo Manoomin
by Beverley McKiver
Learn more about the piece here.

S.O.S. Saving Our Sovereignty
by Out of Sync Collective
Theresa Cutknife, Pesch Nepoose, & Jesse Wabegijig


Land of Many Waters
by Nyda Kwasowsky
Learn more about the piece here.

Be A Babe
by Cherish Blood

Romeo Igwa Juliet
by Pamela Matthews

A Special Performance by Lacey Hill


You used to call me Marie
by Tai Grauman
Learn more about the piece here.

ūtszan
by Yvonne Wallace

El buen vestir, Tlakentli
by Ondinnok


Maggie & Me: A Healing Dance
by Christine Friday

Eloise
by Jeanette Kotowich

Consequence
by JP Longboat


WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14  |  10:30-12 PM
at REGENT PARK FILM FESTIVAL

Info Session with Canada Council for the Arts
in partnership with OAC and TAC
More details.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17  |  1-3 PM at CAHOOTS THEATRE
Publishing Workshop with Donna-Michelle St. Bernard,
Annie Gibson & Blake Sproule of Playwrights Canada Press

in partnership with Playwrights Canada Press
More details.



Weesageechak 31 Press Release


W31 FESTIVAL TEAM

Festival Producer: Ulla Laidlaw
Stage Manager: Heather Thompson
Designer: Bryan-Clifford Batty
Coordinators: Lisa Nasson, Joelle Peters
Coordinator & Technician: Jessica Campbell-Maracle
Photographer: Kaytee Dalton, Mirae Lee


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