Born in a snowbank at that point where Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Nunavut meet; son of a champion dog-sledder; multilingual speaker of Cree, French, English and Italian, rigorously trained in classical piano; invited to perform and lecture in over 60 countries worldwide; a Member of the Order of Canada, lauded with 11 honorary doctorates, award-winning Cree playwright, novelist, composer and musician, Tomson Highway is turning 70! Indigenous Theatre invites you to celebrate with us.
Tomson Highway helped to shape the development of Indigenous theatre here on Turtle Island, laying the groundwork for the flood of dynamic professional Indigenous talent that has manifested itself today. Tomson Highway’s legacy is remarkable and profound – and he hasn’t stopped at all!
This one-night only musical and literary celebration will feature the love and wisdom of Tomson Highway on piano plus a stellar gathering of guests including the superb chanteuse Patricia Cano, jazz saxophonist Marcus Ali, and a list of acclaimed singers and actors.
Tomson claims Cree to be the funniest language on earth – so be prepared. The room will roar with laughter, joy and love.