A Vancouver Moving Theatre Production
Presented in partnership with Native Earth
with support by Jumblies Theatre.
June 6-9, 2018
Weaving Reconciliation: Our Way is a unique theatrical and cultural event. Following Old One’s journey of reconciling with himself, his family and his community, we are welcomed into his memories, including the impact of residential school on his family, the effect of intergenerational trauma, and the loss of a working life due to the decline of the fishing industry.
Weaving together humour, games, songs, and gifts of hope from Trickster, Old One’s journey is further enriched by unscripted cultural sharing by youth and knowledge-keepers of Treaty 13/Toronto.
“Weaving Reconciliation: Our Way is about our hopes for a good future, guided by principles of our cultural past.” -Renae Morriseau
Created by an award-winning team of director Renae Morriseau (Cree Saulteaux), Rosemary Georgeson (Coast Salish/Dene Sahtu) and Savannah Walling, Weaving Reconciliation features an ensemble of urban Indigenous actors, elders, and poets of Coast Salish Territories (Vancouver/Downtown Eastside).
Weaving Reconciliation: Our Way is more than a story. It is also a passing on of lived experiences, oral history, and resurgent cultural practices. It gives voice to those who have lived within the legislation of the Indian Act and Canada’s long shadow of colonialism.
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, Dalgum’ha-Delhia Nahanee.
Regular | $25
Students, Seniors, Arts Workers | $20
All taxes & ticket fees are included.
Wednesday June 6 | 7:30 pm
Thursday June 7 | 7:30 pm (ASL Interpretation*)
Friday June 8 | 7:30 pm
Saturday June 9 | 2:00 pm
at 7 PM (Wed-Fri) & 1:30 PM (Sat)
An Honouring of the Land pre-show slideshow co-curated by Chandra Melting Tallow and Renae Morriseau, with images by Michelle Sylliboy and historical and current images from across the land. These are accompanied with an installation of a Treaty 13 Map, a Turtle Island Quilt, and Audio excerpts from Jumblies’ Talking Treaties Project led by Ange Loft.
Maggie Harkins and Thurga Kanagasekarampillai
Deaf Consulting and Outreach:
Sage Lovell of Deaf Spectrum and Landon Krentz
Special Thanks to Cahoots Theatre for their Deaf Inclusion resources and advisement. For ASL Introduction Video.
Vancouver Moving Theatre is an interdisciplinary company co-founded in Downtown Eastside on unceded Coast Salish Territory in 1983 by Terry Hunter and Savannah Walling. VMT is recognized for its innovative arts based community development projects tailored with and for its home community. VMT is the recipient of the City of Vancouver Cultural Harmony Award (2008).
Jumblies is a Toronto-based organization that engages in collaborations between professional artists and diverse people and communities.
Weaving Reconciliation is being developed with the assistance of PTC (Playwrights Theatre Centre) and EartHand Gleaners, and workshop development at Weesageechak Begins to Dance 30.
Playwrights Theatre Centre (PTC) is a dramaturgically-focused theatre company that finds, nurtures, and advances the Canadian playwright, supporting new plays from creation to performance.
Weaving Reconciliation: Our Way is one of 200 exceptional projects funded by the Canada Council for the Arts’ New Chapter Initiative. With this 35 M$ initiative, the Council supports the creation and sharing of the arts in communities across Canada.