A Vancouver Moving Theatre Production
Presented in partnership with Native Earth and supported by Jumblies Theatre
June 6-9, 2018 Tickets $15-25 Aki Studio
Weaving Reconciliation: Our Way is a theatrical and cultural encounter that weaves the experiences of a family reconciling with their own past and impacts of residential school on their community. Created in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, Weaving Reconciliation is more than a story. It is also a passing on of lived experiences, oral history and resurgent cultural practices.
“Weaving Reconciliation: Our Way is about our hopes for a good future, guided by principles of our cultural past.” -Renae Morriseau
Weaving Reconciliation gives voice to those who have lived within the legislation of the Indian Act and Canada’s long shadow of colonialism. It is a story shared across Canada and Turtle Island.
Created by an award-winning team of director Renae Morriseau (Cree Saulteaux), Rosemary Georgeson (Coast Salish/Dene Sahtu) and Savannah Walling, Weaving Reconciliation is enriched by contributions from the cast, knowledge-keepers, and partnering communities. Performers are Urban Aboriginal elders, actors, and Downtown Eastside poets who are joined onstage by youth and cultural knowledge-keepers from Treaty 13/Toronto.
Weaving Reconciliation is accompanied by a multi-media interactive installation from from Jumblies’ Talking Treaties project, led by Jumblie’s Associate Artistic Director Ange Loft.
Director, Cultural Ambassador, Lead Writer Renae Morriseau
Community-Engagement Liaison, Co-Writer Rosemary Georgeson
Project Artistic Director, Co-Writer Savannah Walling
Producer Terry Hunter
Dramaturge Kathleen Flaherty
Featuring Sam Bob, Jonathan Fisher, Tracey Nepinak, Sophie Merasty, Vern Bevis, Tania Carter, Tai Amy Grauman, Stephen Lytton, Latash Maurice Nahanee. Marge White
For more information visit weaving-reconciliation-our-way.ca.
Regular | $25
Students, Seniors, Arts Workers | $15
All taxes & ticket fees are included.
Wednesday June 6 | 7:30 pm (Preview)
Thursday June 7 | 2:00 pm (School Matinee) & 7:30 pm
Friday June 8 | 7:30 pm
Saturday June 9 | 2 pm
Vancouver Moving Theatre is an interdisciplinary company co-founded in Downtown Eastside on unceded Coast Salish Territory in 1983 by Terry Hunter and Savannah Walling. VMT is recognized for its innovative arts based community development projects tailored with and for its home community. VMT is the recipient of the City of Vancouver Cultural Harmony Award (2008).
Jumblies is a Toronto-based organization that engages in collaborations between professional artists and diverse people and communities.
Weaving Reconciliation is being developed with the assistance of PTC (Playwrights Theatre Centre) and EartHand Gleaners.
Playwrights Theatre Centre (PTC) is a dramaturgically-focused theatre company that finds, nurtures, and advances the Canadian playwright, supporting new plays from creation to performance.