Oct
30

 Don’t Feed the Indians, Murielle...

Muriel Borst-Tarrant

Muriel Borst-Tarrant

Native Earth Performing Arts’ Weesaheechak Begins to Dance Festival, in partnership with La MaMa and CultureHub’s Urban Indigenous Arts & Culture Symposium, presents Don’t Feed the Indians: A Divine Comedy Pageant by Murielle Borst-Tarrant, Nov 14.

Watch out when Indian show business meets the Doctrine of Discovery. A raucous play and political satire loosely based on Dante’s Inferno. A comedic look at the negative marginalization of Indigenous Peoples and the appropriation of Indigenous cultural and intellectual property. See what happens when the Indians push back.

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Oct
30

 I Call Myself Princess, Jani Lauzon and...

Jani Lauzon

Jani Lauzon

Native Earth Performing Art’s Weesageechak Begins to Dance Festival presents I Call Myself Princess by Jani Lauzon and Paper Canoe Projects. Nov 13 at the Aki Theatre in Toronto.

I Call Myself Princess explores the complex world of “Indian” identity through the world of Opera, borrowing passages from the turn of the century opera Shanewis: The Robin Woman (based on the life of Mezzo Soprano Tsianina Redfeather) with the journey Métis Opera student of William Morin.

Current Playwright-in-Residence at Cahoots Theatre Company, Jani Lauzon is a three time Dora Mavor Moore Award nominated actress and has enjoyed such theatre roles as Shylock in The Merchant of Venice, Raven in Whale, White Girl in the world premier of Almighty Voice and his Wife, and Selsa in the Collected Works of Billy the Kid.

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Oct
30

 Something Old, Something New, Gloria...

Gloria Miguel

Gloria Miguel

Native Earth Performing Art’s Weesageechak Begins to Dance Festival, in partnership with Native Women in the Arts, presents Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue by Gloria Miguel with Steve Elm. Nov 12, 14, 16 at the Aki Theatre in Toronto.

Tu Tu Kapsus, a Kuna woman, comes down from the stars to land in the Brooklyn of the 1920’s. Through her journey, she rediscovers the influences that shaped her life and recounts stories of her daily life as a “senior” in our culture. Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue is Gloria Miguel’s humorous and poignant look at being an Elder in her community and the treatment of Elders in our society. (Originally produced and created by Spiderwoman Theater.)

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Oct
29

 Weesageechak 27!

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Native Earth Performing Arts’ annual Weesageechak Begins to Dance 27 is happening Nov 12th – 22nd, 2014 at the Aki Studio Theatre.

Weesageechak celebrates the new work of emerging and established Indigenous artists from across Canada and around the world. The festival includes live theatre, dance performances, and staged readings.

The festival begins with senior Indigenous artist Gloria Miguel’s Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue; Jani Lauzon’s I Call Myself Princess; and Paddle Song by Dinah Christie & Tom Hill featuring Cheri Maracle.

The second week features eleven playwrights, six dancers, New Zealand’s Tawata Productions, and also four emerging playwrights from our intensive training program – Animikiig. Don’t miss Monique Mojica, Tantoo Cardinal, Daniel David Moses, Santee Smith, Drew Hayden Taylor, emerging playwright Cliff Cardinal, and more.

Read more about W27 here!

Oct
29

 The Whole Caboodle, Sara Margrethe

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Sara Margrethe Oskal

Centre for Indigenous Performance presents Norwegian Sámi actress Sara Margrethe Oskal’s one-woman performance, The Whole Caboodle. Tomorrow! Oct 30 (Toronto).

One Night Only – 7pm! Sara will be providing a talk-back session after the show.

Norwegian Sámi actress Sara Margrethe Oskal’s one-woman performance, The Whole Caboodle, uses storytelling and yoiks (indigenous chanting unique to the Sámi) to give us three contemporary Sámi characters that provokes our intellect and tickles our conscience.

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Oct
28

 Dillan Chiclow, Tainted

Dillan Chiblow

Dillan Chiblow

Dillan Chiblow in Tainted presented as a rehearsed reading at the NAC, written by Kat Lanteigne, directed by Vikki Anderson, SM AJ Laflamme. Oct 29.

Tainted is an original work and premiered in Toronto in 2013, sparking a debate on the current issues facing our public blood system today. Inspired by the true stories of families who endured the worst public health disaster in our history, Tainted is a harrowing, unforgettable story. A family fights to stay intact when the unimaginable happens. Set against the backdrop of the tainted blood crisis, Tainted is a story about, love, loss, justice, and the enduring power of forgiveness.

A short panel discussion and Q&A will follow.

Cast: Beryl Bain, Dmitry Chepovetsky, Dillan Chiblow, Neil Foster, Alex Furber, Kat Lanteigne, & Maria Vacratsis.

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Free tickets for this event must be obtained in person at the NAC Box Office. Maximum 4 per person, limited number available.

Oct
28

 Rebel Acts

Rebel Acts

Rebel Acts, with Guillermo Gomez-Pena and La Pocha Nostra

University of Toronto’s The Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies Presents REBEL ACTS, with Guillermo Gomez-Pena and La Pocha Nostra, Oct 26-Nov 3 (Toronto).

La Pocha Nostra: “The most original performance troupe with a Latin American aesthetic and a post-colonial ethos.” -El Pais, Spain

For the first time in over five years, Guillermo Gómez-Peña and La Pocha core troupe members will convene in Toronto for a series of performances, workshops, and dialogues. Based in San Francis- co, La Pocha Nostra provides a support network and forum for artists of various disciplines, generations, and ethnic backgrounds. La Pocha Nostra is a transdisciplinary, transnational arts collective working across national borders, race, gender, and generations as an act of radical citizen diplomacy and as a means to create temporary communities of rebel artists. Gómez-Peña is a performance artist, writer, activist, radical pedagogue and director of the performance troupe La Pocha Nostra.

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Oct
24

 Audition, Urban Ink Productions

Urban Ink Productions

Urban Ink Productions

Urban Ink Productions is casting a new project in development looking for 3 singer/actors available November 3rd-8th in Vancouver. Oct 15, 2014 (Vancouver).

Children of God is a new musical by Corey Payette about an Oji-cree family whose children were sent to residential school. Deadline to submit:

Artistic Director or casting person in attendance: Corey Payette
Email applications to: ad@urbanink.ca
Contact phone: 604-682-0885
Engager website: www.urbanink.ca
detailed casting information:
Agreement: CTA

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Oct
24

 GENERAL AUDITION – SASKATCHEWAN...

Audition day 1: 11/10/2014
City: Saskatoon

Artistic Director or casting person in attendance: Andrew Johnston
Deadline to submit: 11/03/2014
Email applications to: spcdramaturge@sasktel.net
Contact name: Andrew Johnston
Contact email: spcdramaturge@sasktel.net
Contact phone: 306-665-7707
Engager website: www.saskplaywrights.ca
Link to detailed casting information:
http://www.saskplaywrights.ca/news-and-events/general-audtions
Agreement: ITA

Ethno-cultural mandate / casting statement: This audition is open to
artists of all genders and all ethnicities. More...

Oct
24

 GENERAL AUDITION – WATERMARK...

Audition day 1: 11/05/2014

City: Vancouver

Audition day 2: 11/07/2014
City: Toronto

Audition day 3: 11/10/2014
City: Montreal

Artistic Director or casting person in attendance: Duncan McIntosh
Email applications to: lynda@watermarktheatre.com
Contact name: Lynda Turnbull
Contact email: lynda@watermarktheatre.com
Contact phone: (902)-963-3963
Engager website: watermarktheatre.com
Link to detailed casting information: watermarktheatre.com
Agreement: CTA

Ethno-cultural mandate or ethno-cultural casting statement: More...

Oct
23

 culturally diverse artist project, TD...

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CDAP

Toronto Fringe: TD culturally diverse artist project (cdap). Applications for CDAP 2015 are now open. Deadline:

PROJECT GOAL: To encourage participation by culturally diverse artists in the Toronto Fringe Festival as a creative opportunity they may traditionally feel excluded from.

The Toronto Fringe is committed to offering creative opportunities to artists and arts lovers. With the generous and invaluable support from TD Bank, we are able to launch another three years of this project that encourages greater participation in the Fringe Festival by artists who self-identify as culturally diverse. Participation is encouraged by removing some of the traditional barriers to participation, including financial concerns, awareness of the Fringe, artistic support and a sense of being excluded from mainstream events.

Fringe Festival participants are chosen by lottery and are required to self-produce their work.

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Oct
23

 Call for Papers, Performing Turtle...

University of Regina and First Nations University of Canada are seeking submissions for “Performing Turtle Island, Fluid Identities and Community Continuities,” a seminar/workshop/conference taking place Sep 17-19 2015. Deadline for submissions: Dec 15, 2014.

Performing Turtle Island brings together established and emerging scholars and artists to focus on how Indigenous theatre and performance are connected to Indigenous identity and community health. This Call is looking for proposals for academic papers as well as proposals for Seminars and Workshops – sharing circles for practical and performative exchange. We are interested in proposals that touch on innovative approaches to performance, education, research, health and healing and community consultation

The central theme that the Conference takes up in the form of a national symposium of Canadian Indigenous performers and playwrights, scholars and artists is unknowing.

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Banff Summit 2014
Twelve Indigenous artists, including several IPAA board members, members, and staff, were invited to attend the Banff Summit 2014, April 21-24.

Banff Summit Report - Cole Alvis, IPAA Executive Director.

Indigenous Body of Work - an uncomprehensive list started at the Summit; please add in the comments section.

The Medicine Project

grunt magazine looks at Aboriginal notions of medicine and how they influence the lives of First Nations people and artists today.

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