Featuring new works by Keith Barker, Angela Loft, Kenneth T. Williams, Darrell Dennis, Clifford Cardinal and participants in the Animikiig and Thundering Voices program.
Native Earth is excited to bring the performing arts community together for our 24th annual Weesageechak Festival. This year’s 5 day festival is being held at Theatre Passe-Muraille (16 Ryerson Ave), October 25th until the 29th, 2011. Native Earth is pleased that our new festival dates provide us with the opportunity to engage with our sister organizations imagineNative and CIT. We also could not wait to present the works of the newly named Animikiig (Ah-knee-mah-key, formerly Young Voices) and Thundering Voices program.
|Tues. October 2510-1pm: Artistic Visioning with Denise Bolduc
2-5pm: First Play with Keith Barker and Kenneth T. Williams
|Wed. October 2610-1pm: Indigenous Design Round Table with Andy Moro
8pm: Act 1 Hoofs by Angela Loft
Act 2 Huff by Clifford Cardinal
Opening Night Party
|Thur. October 27 8pm: Choke– Film by Michelle Latimer
Act 1 This Is How We Ended Up Here by Keith Barker
Act 2 From Nothing both written by Keith Barker
Fri. October 28
8pm: Animikiig– New Playwrights
Thundering Voices– Emerging Playwrights
|Sat. October 292pm: Where Have All The Warriors Gone? by Darrell Dennis
8pm: Deserters 111016 by Kenneth T. Williams
Theatre Passe Muraille
16 Ryerson Ave.
October 26-29, 2011
Weesageechak Festival has been the starting point for numerous renowned writers including Dora-award winning Tara Beagan and Spy Dénommé-Welch. Featuring performances in dance, theatre, music and multi-media, Weesageechak has launched over 150 new works by such artists as Drew Hayden Taylor, Alanis King, Tara Beagan, Darrell Dennis, Marie Clements, Turtle Gals and Tonto’s Nephews.
Of those 150 works, over 50 have gone on to mainstage productions including Dreary and Izzy and Girl Who Loved Her Horses.
Deadline for submissions is June 15th annually. Click here for submission guidelines.
Photo of Craig Lauzon (L), Waawaate Fobister (R) by Keith Barker