Kim Senklip Harvey explores the fearless love and passion of Indigenous women reconnecting with their homelands, ancestors, and stories through her exciting approach to Indigenous theatre
Date/Time: Oct 5 2018, 8:00 pm to 10:30 pmVancouver, Historic Theatre
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Come along for the ride to Kamloopa, the largest powwow on the West Coast. This high energy Indigenous matriarchal story follows two urban Indigenous sisters and a lawless trickster who face the world head-on as they come to terms with what it means to honour who they are and where they come from. How do you discover yourself when Columbus already did that? Bear witness to the courage of these women as they turn to the ancestors for help in reclaiming their power.
"This story, this ceremony is for our Indigenous peoples, it is to give voice and illuminate the power of Indigenous women. It is about our unwielded power and unsuppressed Settler supremacy for the entire journey of the artistic ceremony. That is the power we are reclaiming over our storytelling ceremony with Kamloopa.”—Kim Senklip Harvey
Kim Senklip Harvey acknowledges the assistance of the 2018 Banff Playwrights Lab – a partnership between the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity and the Canada Council for the Arts.
Co-produced by Western Canada Theatre (Kamloops), Persephone Theatre & Gordon Tootoosis Nikaniwin Theatre (Saskatoon), and The Cultch (Vancouver), in collaboration with National Arts Centre Indigenous Theatre (Ottawa)
Very strong language. This political, feminist, and daring comedy contains mature topics and profanity.
Written and directed by Kim Senklip Harvey
Post-show Artist Talkback: Sept 27 & 30, Oct 02
Stay behind after the show and enjoy a lively post-show Q&A session with the artists; all are welcome.
Talking Circle: Saturday, Sept 29 & Thursday, Oct 04*
*For Indigenous community members who see themselves in the work: Moms, Aunties, Sisters, Elders, Children, Matriarchs, Wisdom Keepers, Scholars, etc., we invite you to respond to Kamloopa. Join Kim Senklip Harvey after the performance, and be a part of the ceremony.