Indian act residential school plays

Indi­an Act is a trib­ute and thank you to those who sur­vived the Indi­an Res­i­den­tial School sys­tem so that future gen­er­a­tions could be free to pur­sue their lives unhin­dered by edu­ca­tion­al­ly enforced low­ered expec­ta­tions and insti­tu­tion­al­ized abuse. Sev­en plays by con­tem­po­rary First Nations and Metis play­wrights cov­er the broad scope of res­i­den­tial school expe­ri­ences, all kinds of char­ac­ters, and no stereo­types, giv­ing voice to those who could not be heard.

Join play­wrights Melanie J. Mur­ray and Cur­tis Pee­tee­tuce in con­ver­sa­tion. Melanie and Cur­tis will be read­ing from their plays A Very Polite Geno­cide or The Girl Who Fell to Earth and kihēw, includ­ed in the anthol­o­gy Indi­an Act: Res­i­den­tial School Plays, edit­ed by Don­na-Michelle St. Bernard and pub­lished by Play­wrights Cana­da Press. Fol­low­ing the read­ings the play­wrights will take part in a mod­er­at­ed dis­cus­sion about their work and inspiration.

Includes: Bunk #7 by Lar­ry Guno, God and the Indi­an by Drew Hay­den Tay­lor, They Know Not What They Do by Tara Began, A Very Polite Geno­cide or The Girl Who Fell to Earth by Melanie J. Mur­ray, kihēw by Cur­tis Pee­tee­tuce, and Dear Mr. Buch­wald by Yvette Nolan.

Pre­sent­ed in part­ner­ship with the Play­wrights Guild of Canada’s Path­ways to PGC pro­gram.



Date & Time: Feb­ru­ary 26, 2019 @ 7PM
Loca­tion: Round­house Com­mu­ni­ty Cen­tre (181 Round­house Mews, Vancouver)
Tick­et: Pay-What-You-Can