January 19th, 2018
Songhees Wellness Centre, Victoria, BC
šxʷʔam̓ət (home), our 2017 Forum Theatre production on issues of Reconciliation, will be touring into 20 communities across BC and Alberta January 17 – February 25, 2018, including 2 shows in Victoria, at the Songhees Wellness Centre. You can purchase tickets at this link: http://www.cadbayuc.org/theatre-for-living/
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
PLEASE NOTE: After 36 years of non-stop production and numerous tours, this will be the final large touring production of the theatre company.