Theatre for Living presents its FINAL BC/ALBERTA TOUR:
Feb 25, 2018 (Sunday) 7:30 PM
at Thompson Rivers University GRAND HALL.
900 McGill Rd.
Tickets: ticket link https://www.brownpapertickets.
“šxʷʔam̓ət (home) is a provocative and powerful piece of theatre and engagement.” Andrea Warner, Georgia Straight
“If you do nothing this year… at the very least GO SEE THIS PLAY!” Betsy Bruyere, Aboriginal Community Equity Services
“I haven’t seen any other piece of theatre before šxʷʔam̓ət (home) that I actually felt had the capacity to shift people’s minds and hearts towards authentic reconciliation. This is important work and I was so glad to share in it.” Natalie Davidson
šxʷʔam̓ət (home), our 2017 Forum Theatre production on issues of Reconciliation, will be touring into 19 communities across BC and Alberta January 17 – February 25, 2018, and will return to Vancouver March 2 – 10 at the Firehall Arts Centre. Each tour performance will be co-hosted by local, collaborating Indigenous and non-Indigenous community organizations.
The itinerary is below. For ticket information and hosting organizations list, please visit www.theatreforliving.com
šxʷʔam̓ət means home in Hǝn̓q̓ǝmin̓ǝm̓, a Coast Salish dialect. A pronunciation guide is below. This word has so many different meanings to all of us who are living on this land.
Conversations have been bubbling across the country about this word “Reconciliation” and what it really means. With the “Canada 150” anniversary this past year, and with the closure of the “Truth and Reconciliation” offices in 2015, there are many questions about what these policies, proclamations, and apologies mean to all of us who call this place “home”.
What does Reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people look and feel like? How does this idea of “Reconciliation” translate into our day to day human relationships?
This audience interactive play puts real, tough, current issues on the stage about the blockages we all face moving towards Reconciliation. It asks the “What now?” question in regards to Reconciliation, and compels audiences to think about Reconciliation not as a “thing of the past”, but something that permeates many aspects of all of our lives.
Created and performed by a courageous mixed Indigenous and non-Indigenous cast and production team, šxʷʔam̓ət (home) weaves together stories based on real life and challenges us to make reconciliation true and honourable. šxʷʔam̓ət (home) invites audiences to try to offer solutions to the real-life problems being presented on the stage.
šxʷʔam̓ət (home) is directed by David Diamond, and Associate Director Renae Morriseau* with the following cast:
Asivak Koostachin* (Inuk/Cree), Madeline Terbasket (Okanagan, Ho-Cak & Anishnabe), Joey Lespérance*, Mutya Macatumpag, Nayden LA Palosaari (Cree), Rev. Meg Roberts*, Sam Seward (Sḵwx̱wú7mesh & Snuneymuxw)
* Appearing courtesy of Canadian Actors’ Equity Association
KUC and TRU are co-hosting this event.