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Richard Van Camp’s short story adapted and performed as a live radio play.

Hosted by: Shelagh Rogers
With: Richard Van Camp


Written By: Richard Van Camp

Radio play co-produced: Reneltta Arluk,Travis Mercredi
Adapted and Directed by: Reneltta Arluk
Featuring: Craig Lauzon, Chris Cound, Russell Bull, Leela Gilday
Sound Design by: Travis Mercredi

Based on the stunning short story by acclaimed Fort Smith, NWT writer Richard Van Camp, this arresting radio play is performed live featuring a cast of Indigenous actors. With a script adapted from the original story by Yellowknife director and actor Reneltta Arluk, I Count Myself Among Them tells the tale of one Dogrib man’s journey from his criminal connections with drug dealing gangs in B.C. to his own spiritual awakening.


The story is brought to life with original sound design by Travis Mercredi, who also conceived the project inspired by his passion to find new ways to share northern stories. Acclaimed Dene singer-songwriter Leela Gilday joins the cast for this rare, compelling evening of live “radio” drama.


Presented in association with the Ottawa International Writers Festival

Reneltta Arluk
Shelagh Rogers