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Vuntut Gwitchin Stories For Theatre, Presented by Gwaandak Theatre (including Reneltta Arluk, Leonard Linklater, and more)
March 28 @ 12:00 am - March 30 @ 12:00 am EDT
Ndoo Tr’eedyaa Gogwaandak – Forward Together – Vuntut Gwitchin Stories
In partnership with Vuntut Gwitchin Government, we invite you to hear some of the stories we’re producing as radio plays in both Gwich’in and English in this UN Year of Indigenous Languages.
Two clever old women show a pesky bushman what’s what
A famine survivor helps feed other starving people
A Gwich’in man’s first contact with traders is full of misunderstandings and humour
A renowned dog musher wrestles with his first snowmachine in Old Crow
A boy spends transformative time on the land with his grandfather
The Community Hall, Old Crow
February 28, 2019, 6 pm. Free!
Public Reading & Feast
Directed by Reneltta Arluk
With special guest playwrights Reneltta Arluk* & Leonard Linklater*
Public Readings, Whitehorse
The Old Fire Hall, March 28-30, 2019
More details coming soon!
Radio play production takes place in February in the village of Old Crow, the Yukon’s most northerly community, with an outstanding team including elders, language specialists, award-winning director Reneltta Arluk, and audio producer, sound designer & composer Jordy Walker. The writing team includes: Leonard Linklater*, Brandon Kyikavichik, Yvette Nolan*, Dennis Allen and Patti Flather* with Gwich’in elders and community members.
The completed radio plays, along with booklets, will be launched later this spring.
This innovative multi-year project honours millennia-old storytelling traditions and Indigenous language revitalization.
Supported by Canada Council for the Arts, Playwrights Guild of Canada PlayConnect, and Yukon Arts Fund.
*Members of Playwrights Guild of Canada.