Western Gold Theatre and Full Circle: First Nations Performance present Reflections of My Tomorrow, a staged reading.
Reflections of my Tomorrow, co-written by the late Siyam Lee Maracle and emerging Metis-Swampy Cree writer and Lawyer, Victoria Perrie delves into the life of an aging Indigenous writer. Through the voice of the character, we are moved through the ages, struggles and triumphs of an oppressed yet optimistic woman.
Read Red: Reconciling Creativity Play Reading Series at Full Circle: First Nations Performance celebrates art and artists both on and off stage. We seek to build relations between Indigenous, non-Indigenous, young and old voices to solidify the future of art and its transformative nature on the present condition. Art is a bridge to relationship and relationship builds reconciliation. Facilitated and curated by Columpa Bobb and Tania Carter.
The reading will be about 1 hour 25 mins with intermission followed by a short talk-back. Reception to follow with refreshments and appetizers.
*Max Capacity: 50
LEE MARACLE is the author of a number of critically acclaimed literary works including:Sojourner’s and Sundogs [collected work of novel and short stories], Polestar/Raincoast, Ravensong[novel], Bobbi Lee[autobiographical novel], Daughters Are Forever, [novel] Will’s Garden[young adult novel], Bent Box [poetry], I Am Woman [creative non-fiction], and is the co-editor of a number of anthologies including the award winning publication, My Home As I Remember [anthology] Natural Heritage books. She is also co-editor and contributor of Telling It: Women and Language across Culture [conference proceedings]. Ms. Maracle is published in anthologies and scholarly journals worldwide. Ms. Maracle was born in North Vancouver and is a member of the Sto: Loh nation. The mother of four and grandmother of seven Maracle is currently an instructor at the University of Toronto. She is also the Traditional Teacher for First Nation’s House and instructor with the Centre for Indigenous Theatre and the S.A.G.E. [Support for Aboriginal Graduate Education] as well as the Banff Centre for the Arts writing instructor. In 2009, Maracle received an Honorary Doctor of Letters from St. Thomas University. Maracle recently received the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal for her work promoting writing among Aboriginal Youth. Maracle has served as Distinguished Visiting Scholar at the University of Toronto, University of Waterloo, and the University of Western Washington. Celia’s song [novel]. Work in progress Memory Serves and other Words[creative non-fiction]. Just received the Ontario Premier’s Award for Excellence in the Arts.
She taught for month as a tenure professor for Kwantlen Polytechnic University – Surrey Campus. She has two books that are soon to be published.
Victoria Perris is a Metis and Swampy Cree Lawyer and Artist from Winnipeg, currently living in Nunavut. She has been working in the arts for over 16 years. Victoria approaches her work in both theatre and law from a trauma informed perspective.
Kelsey Kanatan Wavey (they/them) is a member of Tataskweyak Cree Nation, and was born and raised as an urban NDN on Treaty 1 Territory, in what is currently called Winnipeg, MB, Canada. They have ancestral ties from her mom’s side to German and Norwegian Genealogy and is Swampy Cree from her dad’s side. Kelsey has always been a creative person! They followed those gifts to Vancouver in 2016, where they graduated from Studio 58 in 2019. Since, they’ve expanded their creative discipline from acting to include writing for stage and for screen and directing. Kelsey would like to give a shout out to sailor moon and creator for getting me thru these past couple years. Also Kelsey is a Cancer double Aquarius so watch out!!!!
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