September 2020 Update on Live Performances and Events at the NAC.
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Story Building- Conversations on Indigenous Arts

The Unnatural and Accidental Women

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Indigenous arts Talks Festival events

Marie Clements (Playwright, The Unnatural and Accidental Women)

Moderated by Lindsay Lachance

Dive deeper into the work of exceptional Indigenous performers, creators and collaborators working on stage, behind the scenes and in communities. Join us and discover how artists come together to build incredible stories reflecting who they are and where they come from. Each Story Building session connects us with an artist involved in Indigenous Theatre’s 2019/2020 season. Whether you’re joining us for a performance or not, you’re welcome to gather and be transformed by the power of Indigenous arts!

Premiering in 2000 at the Firehall Arts Centre in Vancouver, Marie Clements’ (Dene-Metis) The Unnatural and Accidental Women ignites the flame of Indigenous Theatre’s inaugural season at the National Arts Centre. This Story Building conversation hosts playwright Marie for a celebration of Indigenous women in theatre. Clements exemplifies the ways in which Indigenous women are reclaiming herstories, experiences and cultural practices within theatre, and we are honoured to chat with her. We are thrilled to hear about her ongoing experiences working in theatre and how she see things changing for the future. 

Mòshkamo Story Building- Conversations on Indigenous Arts is part of the exciting all-Indigenous programming taking over the NAC’s performance and public spaces September 11-29, 2019. This premiere Indigenous Arts Festival, Mòshkamo, celebrates the inaugural season of NAC’s Indigenous Theatre and the resurgence of Indigenous Arts. Learn more at

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