The Breathing Hole / Aglu ᐊᒡᓗ

2022-11-30 19:30 2022-12-10 22:30 60 Canada/Eastern 🎟 NAC: The Breathing Hole / Aglu ᐊᒡᓗ

https://nac-cna.ca/en/event/30545

In-person event

Please note that December 7 performance is cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances. An NAC Indigenous Theatre / NAC English Theatre co-production In 1535, after experiencing an unsettling vision of the future, an Inuk woman named Hummiktuq adopts a polar bear cub. Dramatic and humorous, The Breathing Hole follows the bear as he takes the audience on an epic five century journey from a tiny Inuit community, through the tragic Franklin Expedition, and into a 21st century ravaged by climate...

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Babs Asper Theatre,1 Elgin Street,Ottawa,Canada
Nov 30 - Dec 10, 2022
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Indigenous arts Theatre Drama
“Groundbreaking, deeply moving [...] if you can see this production, you MUST.” Broadwayworld
  • In-person event
  • English
  • Ages 14+
  • ≈ 3 hours and 30 minutes · With intermission
  • Mature themes
  • Strong language
  • Haze
  • Gunshots
NAC Premiere

Please note that December 7 performance is cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances.

An NAC Indigenous Theatre / NAC English Theatre co-production

In 1535, after experiencing an unsettling vision of the future, an Inuk woman named Hummiktuq adopts a polar bear cub. Dramatic and humorous, The Breathing Hole follows the bear as he takes the audience on an epic five century journey from a tiny Inuit community, through the tragic Franklin Expedition, and into a 21st century ravaged by climate change.

With extraordinary design featuring large-scale puppetry and an outstanding cast of 16 actors, The Breathing Hole is a masterful feat of stagecraft and imagination.

The play is presented in English and Inuktut.  

All tickets are $15 for our preview performances on November 30 & December 1.  

Artists

  • By Colleen Murphy
  • With Siobhan Arnatsiaq-Murphy
  • Nattilingmiutut Language Direction Nilaulaaq Miriam Aglukkaq
  • Nattilingmiutut translation / Language Consultant / Surtitles Creator Janet Tamalik McGrath
  • renallta
    Director Reneltta Arluk
  • Mrs. Griffith Thomson / Crew #2 Martha Burns
  • Ibřuq / Atuguaq as an adult / Crew #1 / Qi'ngaqtuq Donoghue/ Marianne  Miali Buscemi
  • malaya
    Maniilaq / Lee Malaya Qaunirq Chapman
  • Hummiktuq / Matson Day Else Charlem Danielsen
  • nick-d
    Steward #3 Nick Di Gaetano
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    Nukilik / Tuutalik Klaus Geisler
  • James Holloway / Steward #1 / Emergency Understudy: Nukilik and Tuutalik Jesse Gervais
  • gisle-henriet-cr-francisco-cruz
    Angu'řuaq (Puppeteer) Gisle Lars Henriet
  • Sir John Franklin / Mr. Griffith Thomson Randy Hughson
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    Higguk / Paningajak / 2nd Captain Vincent Colin Karetak
  • Atugauq at 8 / Qaakšaattiaq / Lucy Tara Kuppaq
  • salik-lennert
    Avinngaq / Ařgaiq / Steward #2 Salik Gudmundsen Lenner
  • Wickers / Dufort Bonnière Jamie Mac
  • christopher-morris-playwright-jacob
    Carter / Ainsworth Christopher Morris
  • Oliver Morshead / Rivera Garcia Alon Nashman
  • Ukuannuaq and Baby Polar Bear (Puppeteer) / Larkin / Puppetry Coach Joylyn Secunda
  • Bean / Roy aaron wells
  • Assistant Director Najattaajaraq Joelsen
  • Choreographer Shannon Litzenberger
  • carmen-braden-headshot
    Sound Designer/Composer Carmen Braden
  • daniela-masellis
    Set and Puppet Designer Daniela Masellis
  • samantha-mccue
    Costume Designer Samantha McCue
  • ann-leigh-vardy-nts
    Lighting Designer Leigh Ann Vardy
  • john-koensgen
    Fight Director John Koensgen
  • kirsten-catriona-hawson
    Dialect Coach / Vocal Direction, Polar Bears Kirsten Catriona Hawson
  • Surtitles Designer Kyle Ahluwalia
  • Assistant to the Language Director John Preston Iharrataitchuq Aglukkaq
  • Drumming Workshop Consultants/Cultural Support Elisabeth Jansen-Hadlari
  • attima-hadlari
    Drumming Workshop Consultants/Cultural Support Attima Hadlari
  • rebecca-eamon-campbell-headshot
    Stage Manager Rebecca Eamon Campbell
  • Stage Manager Laurie Champagne
  • c.-mears-headshot
    Assistant Stage Manager Caitlin Mears