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

In The Abyss
by Aria Evans


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)
Kathleen MacLean
Aqua Nibii Waawaaskone
Brian Solomon

Plus: Yolanda Bonnell‘s White Girls in Moccasins

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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

Women of the Fur Trade
by Frances Koncan

The Right Body
by Smith Purdy

Half Breed
by Natalie Sappier

Echoes
by Olivia Shortt

Liminal
by Ty Sloane

Women of Papiyek
by Quelemia Sparrow


The Properties of Spirit
by Jessica Lea Fleming

My Holographic Nightmares
by Olivia Shortt

Boozhoo Manoomin
by Beverley McKiver

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


Land of Many Waters
by Nyda Kwasowsky

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

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
in partnership with Playwrights Canada Press
More details.



Weesageechak 31 Press Release


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