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Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre Society
1607 East Hastings Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V5L 1S7
Vancouver Moving Theatre in association with Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre and EartHand Gleaners
and with the development assistance of Playwrights Theatre Centre
invites you to witness
WEAVING RECONCILIATION: OUR WAY
Dream our Future. Understand the Present. Remember the past.
May 17-19 and 24-26, 2018
Thursdays and Fridays 7:30pm, Saturday matinees 2pm
Post-show Talking Circles, Saturday matinees
Doors Open and Weaving Demonstrations with EartHand Gleaners 7pm and 1:30pm...
Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre, Chief Simon Baker Room, 1607 East Hastings Street
Sliding scale $2 — $25. Pay at the door. Limited seating
Event Information: 604-628-5672
Vancouver Moving Theatre is pleased to announce the premiere, and National Tour, of Weaving Reconciliation: Our Way, a new play and cultural encounter that gives voice to those who have lived within Canada’s long shadow of colonialism.
Led and performed by indigenous artists, Weaving Reconciliation: Our Way brings to life the story of Old One and his journey to reconcile with himself, his family and his community.
Old One’s dream-like healing journey unfolds as he opens himself to his memories: of the impact of residential school on his family, the effect of intergenerational trauma on his daughter Nicole, the decline of the fishing industry and the resulting loss of a working life on the water.
With humour, games, songs and gifts of hope from Trickster and his Ancestors; and with unscripted cultural sharing by youth and cultural knowledge-keepers, Old One witnesses resilience and hope for the future.
Vancouver Moving Theatre is thrilled that this unique and timely production, proudly created on Coast Salish Territories (Vancouver/Downtown Eastside), will be shared with communities across Canada on a three week National Tour (Syilx Territory- En’owkin Centre, Penticton First Nation; Treaty 13 Territory- Native Earth Performing Arts, Toronto; and Treaty 1 Territory and Metis Homelands- Théâtre Cercle Molière, Winnipeg/St. Boniface).
Written by: Renae Morriseau with Rosemary Georgeson and Savannah Walling
Artistic Director: Savannah Walling
Play Director & Cultural Ambassador: Renae Morriseau
Dramaturg: Kathleen Flaherty
Consulting Dramaturgs: Keith Barker and Ange Loft
Stage Manager: Dorothy Jenkins
Lighting Designer: Bryan Kenney
Projection Designer: Chandra Melting Tallow
Projected Image Creation: Michelle Sylliboy
Video Image Creation: Greg Coyes, M’Girl, Jessica Hallenbeck
Costume Designer: Christine Booth
Fibre Processing Animatour: EartHand Gleaners Society (Sharon Kallis)
Props Master: Bill Beauregarde
Staging Consultant: James Fagan Tait
Vern Bevis (‘Darryl-with-a-Chip-on-his-Shoulder’)
Sam Bob (‘Trickster’)
Tania Carter (‘Muriel’)
Jonathan Fisher (‘Old One’)
Tai Amy Grauman (‘Nicole’)
Stephen Lytton (‘Steve’)
Sophie Merasty (‘Mom’)
Latash Maurice Nahanee (‘Woody’)
Tracey Nepinak (‘Rosemary’)
Dehlia Nahanee (‘Marge’)
They are joined on stage by youth and cultural knowledge keepers from the host community/territory.
Producer: Terry Hunter
Associate Producer: Marisa Emma Smith
Tour Production Manager: Kerriann Cardinal
Technical Director & Sound Operator: Debbie Courchaine
Community Engagement Liaison: Rosemary Georgeson
VMT Community-engagement Intern: Julia Siedlanowska
Publicist: Gwen Kallio
Graphic Designer: John Endo Greenaway
Photographs: David Cooper
Film Documentation: Lantern Films (Jessica Hallenbeck)
ACCESSIBILITY AND SUPPORT
The Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre is wheelchair accessible.
Support workers from the Indian Residential School Survivors Society will be present at all performances.