Nov
17

 Akipik Theatre Website!

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Congratulations to Akipik Theatre on its fantastic new website!

Based in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, AKPIK THEATRE, established itself in 2008. Adhering to its namesake, the cloudberry, Akpik Theatre strives to flourish in the northern climate it reflects.

See the new website here!

Nov
17

 Cowboy Smithx’s Silent X,...

Waawaate Forrister

Waawaate Fobister

Check out Cowboy Smithx’s new podcast series, Silent X. The second episode features guest Waawaate Fobister!

Cowboy Smithx is a writer, actor and filmmaker from the Piikani and Kainai Tribes of the Blackfoot Confederacy. Cowboy began his career as a filmmaker in high school and studied film theory and history in college.

Waawaate is an award-winning actor and playwright. In 2009, his production of “Agokwe” — a one-man play which he wrote and starred in — won six Dora Awards. He is also a choreographer, dancer and producer. A proud Anishnaabe from Grassy Narrows First Nation, he is a graduate and winner of the Distinguished Performance — Male award from Humber College’s Theatre Performance Program. Waawaate has received grants from the Canada Council for the Arts, National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation, and several from the Ontario Arts Council.

Nov
14

 Financial Info for Artists, Theatre...

Free workshop! Theatre Ontario presents “Financial Info for Artists,” Nov 24 (Toronto).

Monday, November 24th, 2014, 10am to 2pm
Theatre Ontario Boardroom, Suite 350, 401 Richmond Street West, Toronto

What Artists Should Know! Artists are the creative backbone of our community, yet according to StatsCan they are among the lowest income earners in Canada. Learning some basic financial skills will enable you to take control of your finances and make the best possible money decisions for now and the future!

Join us for this FREE session to discuss: Setting Financial Goals, Managing on a Low & Erratic Income, Making a Spending Plan, Dealing with Debt, All about Credit including Credit Cards, Smart Banking, Self-employed basics, Planning for Retirement. Instructor: Vernal Banton

Nov
14

 Spotlight on Dance, Weesageechak

Starr Muranko

Starr Muranko

Native Earth Performing Art’s Weesageechak Begins to Dance Festival presents “Spotlight on Dance” featuring five exceptional artists! Nov 21 @ 7:30pm.

Re-Quickening by Santee Smith
Spine of the Mother by Starr Muranko
RESURGENCE by Christine Friday
What’s Left of Us by Justin ManyFingers & Brian Solomon

For more information on these performers, see here! For tickets, see here!

Nov
13

 Woohoo Weesageechak!

Gloria Miguel

Gloria Miguel

Last night Native Earth Performing Arts opened Weesageechak with a SOLD OUT SHOW! Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue by Gloria Miguel of Spiderwoman Theater!

This piece is being shown again tomorrow (Nov 14) and Sun (Nov 16) – and are also sold out!! Congratulations to those who have tickets! This is a one of a kind show! But, this Weesageechak Festival is jam packed with amazing performances, like tomorrow night’s (Nov 14) Don’t Feed the Indians: A Divine Comedy Pageant by Murielle Borst-Tarrant, presented in partnership with La MaMa and CultureHub’s Urban Indigenous Arts & Culture Symposium.

See here for the full schedule!

Nov
11

 Waka/Ciimaan, NEPA & Tawata...

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I, George Nepia, Tawata Productions

Native Earth Performing Art’s Weesageechak Begins to Dance Festival presents WAKA/CIIMAAN, Tawata Productions, from Aotearoa, New Zealand. Nov 20 @ 7:30pm.

Created by Yvette Nolan, Hone Kouka, & Miria George. A Native Earth Performing Arts & Tawata Productions Partnership

Waka/Ciimaan are the Maori and Anishinaabemowin words for “canoe”. We recognize that water – wai in Māori, nibi in Anishinaabemowin – is a driving force in both our creation stories and ultimately the connecting link between all of humanity.

Tawata Productions will be at the W27 festival thanks to the support of the Arts Council of New Zealand Toi Aotearoa.

See here for more information, and here for tickets!

Nov
11

 Congrats Jessica!

Jessica Carmichael

Jessica Carmichael

Carousel Players Appoints Jessica Carmichael as New Artistic Director!

Carousel Players, currently in its 43rd season of creating and touring theatre for young audiences, is pleased to announce that Jessica Carmichael will become their new Artistic Director. Currently the Artistic Associate at Native Earth Performing Arts in Toronto, Ms. Carmichael begins as Artistic Director at Carousel Players in February 2015. Outgoing Artistic Director Pablo Felices Luna departs for Winnipeg in November to take up the role of Artistic Director of Manitoba Theatre for Young Audiences.

Congrats Jessica!

Nov
11

 Audition, Elle Productions

Elle Productions is looking for a musician/actor for a two week workshop in Jan 2015. Interview/auditions on Nov 22.

The piece is adapted by Severn Thompson from the Governor General award winning book by Douglas Glover and features Thompson, directed by Christine Brubaker, sound design by Lyon Smith, set/lx/costumes Jennifer Goodman. Elle is the story of Marguerite de Robervale, a French noblewoman who spent some years marooned on the Île des Démons off the coast of Newfoundland in 1540.

Elle Productions is looking for a male Aboriginal performer between the ages 25 and 45 who can ideally can play one or more instruments (strings and/or percussion). We will be holding interview/auditions on Nov 22nd.

Location: Toronto, Agreement: CTA, Email interest/questions to: cjobrubaker@gmail.com

Nov
10

 Red Works in TO for November!

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Red Works photographer Nadya Kwandibens is in Toronto this month Nov 7th to 28th and is booking portraiture, promotional, and headshots sessions.

For rates and available time-slots please email the Red Works booking agent, Kim Wheeler, booking@redworks.ca or call (204) 782-3266.

Nov
10

 Emerging Artists from Animikiig...

Jessica Lea Fleming

Jessica Lea Fleming

Native Earth Performing Art’s Weesageechak Begins to Dance Festival presents Emerging Artists from Animikiig Playwrights’ Program! Nov 19, 7:30pm at the Aki Theatre in Toronto.

Featuring:

Cheyenne Scott
Jessica Lea Fleming
Darla Contois
Cathy Elliot

Followed by Perdida by Lilia Leon

See here for more information!

Nov
10

 Insatiable Sisters, Beany John &...

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Buddies in Bad Times Theatre presents Insatiable Sisters, featuring Beany John, curated by Kim Katrin Milan and Gein Wong. Nov 14.

Indigenous Hoop Dancing has traditionally been done by men and masculine identified individuals. It’s only in recent times that womyn have been performing hoop dance and the number of queer womyn hoop dancers can probably be counted on your fingers. With all this in mind, it is such an honour to have Beany John coming into town as part of #InsatiableSisters this year. She is going set the tone of the evening with her incredible hoop dancing skills that span from traditional dance, to contemporary and hip hop influenced hoop work, to a merging of all these forms.

ASL & Accessible Venue
Tickets on sale now!

Nov
09

 Zoey Pricelys Roy

Zoey Pricelys Roy

Zoey Pricelys Roy

We are proud to announce new IPAA member Zoey Pricelys Roy: activist, spoken word poet, hip hop artist.

She has received the Canadian Heritage Success Story (2012) Queen Diamond Jubilee Medal (2012), the YWCA Women of Distinction Youth Award (2013) and the National Aboriginal Youth Achievement Award for the Congress of Aboriginal Peoples (2013) and nominated for the 2015 Indspire Award in the Métis Youth Category for her innovative approaches in addressing social issues through positive movements and education.

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