Location: Ruddy Lounge
You are not alone. We strive to create a safe space for our audiences as we explore Indigenous perspectives and expressions. During select shows, culturally appropriate spiritual and emotional supports will be available in the Reflection Room.
The NAC Donors Circle, a group of arts supporters, has generously donated their space for the use of Indigenous Theatre during Mòshkamo: Indigenous Arts Rising. From September 11th to 29th, 2019, the lounge will be open to members of the Indigenous community as a safe space for quiet reflection.
Our Stories are Medicine. We have gathered Indigenous stories from across this land and from across the sea. We will present these stories on stage and throughout the building in a variety of artistic forms for both the Indigenous community and a wider audience. They tell of joy, of belonging, of beauty and of truth that may be difficult to process. We encourage you to engage in self-care by removing yourself from the theatre, sitting quietly in the Lounge, or talking to someone who is a trained listener and capable of providing the support you may need.
Before, during, and after all performances of The Unnatural and Accidental Women and Where the Blood Mixes/ Là où le sang se mêle, a worker trained in providing culturally appropriate supports will be present in the Reflection Room. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can call one of the phone numbers provided by the Native Women’s Association of Canada’s You Are Not Alone project or pick up bookmark listing those same support numbers at the Welcome Desk by Equator Coffee.