Grade 11 and up - Curriculum connections in Indigenous Studies, Social Studies, Cultural Studies, Drama and Canadian History
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.
*Contains mature themes, sexual content, nudity and strong language.
A Menuentakuan production in collaboration with Teesri Duniya Theatre
Can a person survive their past? Can a people survive their history? Irreverently funny and brutally honest, Where the Blood Mixes is a story of loss, resilience, and redemption set in the heart of the Fraser Canyon.
Caught in a shadowy pool of pain and guilt, Floyd has lost everyone he holds most dear. Now, after more than two decades, his daughter is returning home to confront him. Set during the salmon run, Where the Blood Mixes takes us from the bottom of the river to the resilient spirit of a people.
*Content Warning: Mature themes
Grade 7 and up - Curriculum Connections: Indigenous Studies, Social Studies, Cultural Studies, Drama, Canadian History
Written and performed by
A young girl searches for her Inner Elder among the shambles of her family life in 1970s Calgary, our guide on a journey of transformation through real-life memories and the power of laughter.
In this devastatingly funny one-woman show, Gemini Award-winning Cree artist Michelle Thrush weaves seemingly disparate anecdotes into an organic and powerful testimony that that will sear your heart, open your eyes, and have you laughing out loud.