The Unnatural and Accidental Women

Photo: Greg Girard Photograph ‘200 Block East Hastings/Ovaltine Café 1975 / Artistic Treatment Aura ( © Greg Girard
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“An impressive, powerful work.” Eye Weekly
  • By Marie Clements
  • Directed by Muriel Miguel

NAC Co-production

In recognition and thanks for invaluable donor support, NAC English Theatre and NAC Indigenous Theatre reserve a limited number of complimentary seats for designated preview performances. Often, before the evening’s preview, a member of the production’s artistic team gives insights into the creative process and invites questions from donors.

An NAC English Theatre/NAC Indigenous Theatre Co-production

Award-winning Métis-Dene playwright Marie Clements’ tender and provocative The Unnatural and Accidental Women courageously demands that we never forget the continuing crisis of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls across Canada. In this remarkable play, the spirits of ten women bear witness to each other’s lives and deaths as they convene to support Rebecca’s search for answers about her own mother, who went for a walk and never returned.

Using humour and deeply rooted ancestral knowledge to tell their stories, The Unnatural and Accidental Women fearlessly walks Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, pushing us ever closer to truth and remembering.

This production was made possible in part by donors to the NAC Foundation’s Inspiring Women fund.

The National Arts Centre boldly supports gender equity and demonstrates this through its Inspiring Women Fund. The Fund was established for women, by women and advances their work behind the scenes and on the national stage – scoping roles in production, direction, administration and performance. To learn more or to make a special gift, please call 613-947-7000 ext. 314.

Performance is approximately 3 hours including intermission

  • Nudity
  • Mature themes
  • Sexual content
  • Strong language


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  • By Marie Clements
  • Directed by Muriel Miguel
  • featuring Columpa Bobb, Yolanda Bonnell, Pierre Brault, Jenifer Brousseau, Nimikii Couchie-Waukey, Lisa Cromarty, Olivier Lamarche, Cheri Maracle, Monique Mojica, Soni Moreno, PJ Prudat, Kelsey Wavey, Colleen Winton
  • Assistant Director / Choreographer Penny Couchie
  • Set, Props and Projection Designer Andy Moro
  • Costume Designer Sage Paul
  • Lighting Designer Jeff Harrison
  • Sound Designer Troy Slocum
  • Composer & Choral Director Soni Moreno
  • Intimacy & Fight Coach Siobhan Richardson
  • Stage Manager Lisa Russell
  • Assistant Stage Manager Jane Vanstone Osborn
  • Apprentice Stage Manager Brody Halfe