The Girl Who Was Raised By Wolverine
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- August 15, 2016
Developed with support of DD Kugler, Playwrights Theatre Centre, and Full Circle: First Nations Performance
A dystopic future, resources are depleted, overpopulation is destroying the earth. A militant government keeps people locked away in individual living quarters as the population continues to grow. The time of the culling is near. Stephanie, like so many others, has been confined since she was a child. She holds on dearly to the memories of her childhood, her mother and father. She is isolated and alone – until Wolverine appears.
The Girl Who was Raised by Wolverine is a story of reawakening and self identity. By exploring the deceptive qualities of memory and the descriptive qualities of cultural identity this play hopes to uncover space to challenge prescribed identity and encourage the practice self-identifying.
The Girl Who was Raised by Wolverine is the winner of the 2016 Fringe New Play Prize and will be featured at this year’s Vancouver Fringe Festival.
ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT: Deneh’Cho Thompson (Dené) is an emerging director, actor and playwright based in Vancouver.
Deneh’s artistic practice uses devised theatre as its principal component, blurring the lines that define the roles of director, actor and writer. Recently Deneh travelled to Spain to perform in Tant per Tant’s production of Marie Clements’ Burning Vision, presented at Barcelona’s Grec Festival.
Additionally, Deneh is Associate Producer at Full Circle: First nations Performance and the Talking Stick Festival. In 2015 Deneh joined both the Full Circle First Nations Performance Ensemble and the Urban Ink Collective.
LOCATION: The Waterfront Theatre, 1412 Cartwright Street
DURATION: 65 minutes Ι General Admission
– Saturday, September 9th, 2016 @ 6:45pm – 1/2 OFF
– Sunday, September 10th, 2016 @ 2:45 pm
– Monday, September 11th, 2016 @ 7:40 pm
– Tuesday, September 13th, 2016 @ 5:10 pm
– Saturday, September 16th, 2016 @ 10:35 pm
– Sunday, September 18th, 2016 @ 6:30 pm