Global Voices is a theatre project working with international playwrights to share new rehearsed readings. They join forces with the ORIGINS bi-annual Festival of First Nations to present Global Indigenous Voices.
Curated by Mohegan theatre-maker Madeline Sayet, the evening features excerpts from five plays by Indigenous writers from around the world, and a post performance discussion about the plays and the themes unearthed.
Plays and Directors:
Bingo Hall by Dillon Chitto (Laguna and Isleta Pueblos, Mississippi Choctaw - U.S.A) directed by Mariana Aristizabal
Where the Summit Meets the Stars by Frank Henry Kaash Katasse (Tlingít - Tsaagweidí - Juneau, Alaska, U.S.A.) directed by Sani Muliaumaseali'i
Women of the Fur Trade by Frances Koncan (Couchiching First Nation - Canada) directed by Bethany Wilkinson
The Unplugging by Yvette Nolan (Algonquin Nation, Kitigan Zibi community - Quebec, Canada) directed by Raphael Ruiz
The Third Country written and directed by Sani Muliaumaseali'i (Samoa - Vaiala/Fasitoo-uta/Pu'aPu'a New Zealand / Aotearoa -Tamaki Makaurau, Auckland)
The readings will be followed by a post-show conversation with Global Indigenous Voices curator Madeline Sayet (Mohegan) and Border Crossings' ORIGINS Festival Associate Artist Stephanie Pratt (Dakota Sioux).
Global Indigenous Voices expands the reach of ORIGINS to engage with emerging playwrights and distinct new voices; offering a forum for open discussion about current issues and the role of the arts within global debate.
Presented by the Global Voices theatre project as part of Origins Festival of First Nations.