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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

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...

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

NAC Premiere

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.  

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Nov 28
Nov 29
Nov 30
  • 7:30pm Preview ($15)
Dec 1
  • 7:30pm Preview ($15)
Dec 2
  • 7:30pm Opening night
Dec 3
  • 1:00pm Matinee
  • 7:30pm
Dec 4
Dec 5
Dec 6
Dec 7
  • 7:30pm
Dec 8
  • 7:30pm
Dec 9
  • 7:30pm
Dec 10
  • 1:00pm Matinee
  • 7:30pm
Dec 11
© Gayle Uyagaqi Kabloona
© Gayle Uyagaqi Kabloona
  • By Colleen Murphy
  • With Siobhan Arnatsiaq-Murphy
  • Nattilingmiutut Language Direction Nilaulaaq Miriam Aglukkaq
  • Nattilingmiutut translation / Language Consultant / Surtitles Creator Janet Tamalik McGrath
  • Director Reneltta Arluk
  • Featuring Martha Burns, Miali Buscemi, Malaya Qaunirq Chapman, Else Charlem Danielsen, Nick Di Gaetano, Klaus Geisler, Jesse Gervais, Gisle Lars Henriet, Randy Hughson, Vincent Colin Karetak, Tara Kuppaq, Salik Lennert, Jamie Mac, Christopher Morris, Alon Nashman, Joylyn Secunda, aaron wells
  • Assistant Director Najattaajaraq Joelsen
  • Choreographer Shannon Litzenberger
  • Sound Designer/Composer Carmen Braden
  • Set and Puppet Designer Daniela Masellis
  • Costume Designer Samantha McCue
  • Original Costume Designer Joanna Yu
  • Lighting Designer Leigh Ann Vardy
  • Fight Director John Koensgen
  • Dialect Coach Kirsten Catriona Hawson
  • Surtitles Designer Kyle Ahluwalia
  • Child Supervisor/Surtitles Operator Nina Kuppaq
  • Assistant to the Language Director John Aglukkaq
  • Drumming Workshop Consultant/Cultural Support Elisabeth Jansen-Hadlari
  • Drumming Workshop Consultant/Cultural Support Attima Hadlari
  • Puppet Modifications, Large Polar Bears (Angu-ruaq & Ukuannuaq) Randi Edmundson
  • Puppet Builder, Baby Polar Bear Stephanie Elgersma
  • Stage Manager Rebecca Eamon Campbell
  • Stage Manager Laurie Champagne
  • Assistant Stage Manager Caitlin J. Mears
  • Production Assistant Jessica Campbell-Maracle
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