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)