Weaving Reconciliation

A Vancouver Moving Theatre Production

Presented in partnership with Native Earth
and supported by Jumblies Theatre

June 2018
Aki Studio

Set on Coast Salish territory in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, Weaving Reconciliation: Our Way brings to life Old One’s struggle to reconcile with himself, his family and his community. The story of Old One’s healing journey unfolds as he opens up to life’s regrets and hopes.

Weaving Reconciliation is more than a story. It is also a passing on of lived experiences, oral history and resurgent cultural practices.

Weaving Reconciliation has emerged from lived experiences and challenges overcome by the creators, the cast and their communities. People who have lived within and around Canadian legislation of the Indian Act and Canada’s long shadow of colonization. People who have experienced impacts of displacement from family, from community and from relationships to land and water.

Created by an award-winning team of director Renae Morriseau (Cree Saulteaux), Rosemary Georgeson (Coast Salish/Dene Sahtu) and Savannah WallingWeaving 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) and EartHand Gleaners.

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.