In The Walrus, April, 2008.
“My people will sleep for one hundred years. When they awake, it will be the artists that give them back their spirit.” — Louis Riel.
I spent ten fabulous years on the board of directors of Native Earth Performing Arts, the country’s oldest professional Indigenous performing arts company. During that time I saw the creative process at work and close-up, and witnessed the evolution of many plays and performances from gleam in the eye to full scale production. This article chronicles the evolution of Indigenous theatre work in recent years, and profiles some of the extraordinary artists behind it.
Read Riel’s Prophecy: The New Confidence of Aboriginal Theatre online here.