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2017/18 Buddies Season

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Excited to announce that my show Kiinalik:These Sharp Tools, created and performed by me and Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory, with Cris Derksen, Elysha Poirier, directed by Erin Brubacher, will open the 2017/18 season at Buddies.  This is a long-dreamed of project, the next chapter in my ‘Age Of Melting’ investigation, and I’m thrilled that Laakkuluk is coming from Nunavut to join me on stage at Buddies.

A concert and a conversation, Kiinalik: These Sharp Tools is the meeting place of two people, and the North and South of our country. Inuk artist Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory and queer theatre-maker Evalyn Parry met on an Arctic expedition from Iqaluit to Greenland. Now sharing a stage, these two powerful storytellers map new territory together in a work that gives voice and body to the histories, culture, and climate we’ve inherited, and asks how we reckon with these sharp tools.

In the Inuktitut language, when a knife is dull, it is said to “have no face”. The word “Kiinalik” translates to mean the knife is sharp – or, “it has a face”. Embodying the stories of their heritage, Evalyn and Laakkuluk put a face to the colonial histories, power structures and the changing climate that lie between them

photo by Elysha Poirier, graphic design by Lucinda Wallace


Concerts

24 Oct 2017
8:00pm
Buddies in Bad Times Theatre / Toronto, ON (CA). ‘KIINALIK: THESE SHARP TOOLS’ A concert and a conversation, Kiinalik: These Sharp Tools is the meeting place of two people, and the North and South of our country. Inuk artist Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory and queer theatre-maker Evalyn Parry met on an Arctic expedition from Iqaluit to Greenland. Now sharing a stage, these two powerful storytellers map new territory together in a work that gives voice and body to the histories, culture, and climate we’ve inherited, and asks how we reckon with these sharp tools. In the Inuktitut language, when a knife is dull, it is said to “have no face”. The word “Kiinalik” translates to mean the knife is sharp – or, “it has a face”. Embodying the stories of their heritage, Evalyn and Laakkuluk put a face to the colonial histories, power structures and the changing climate that lie between them. http://buddiesinbadtimes.com/show/kiinalik-these-sharp-tools/ OCT 24 IS A PREVIEW PERFORMANCE.

Concerts

5 Nov 2017
8:00pm
Buddies in Bad Times Theatre / Toronto, ON (CA). ‘KIINALIK: THESE SHARP TOOLS’ A concert and a conversation, Kiinalik: These Sharp Tools is the meeting place of two people, and the North and South of our country. Inuk artist Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory and queer theatre-maker Evalyn Parry met on an Arctic expedition from Iqaluit to Greenland. Now sharing a stage, these two powerful storytellers map new territory together in a work that gives voice and body to the histories, culture, and climate we’ve inherited, and asks how we reckon with these sharp tools. In the Inuktitut language, when a knife is dull, it is said to “have no face”. The word “Kiinalik” translates to mean the knife is sharp – or, “it has a face”. Embodying the stories of their heritage, Evalyn and Laakkuluk put a face to the colonial histories, power structures and the changing climate that lie between them. http://buddiesinbadtimes.com/show/kiinalik-these-sharp-tools/ Kiinalik:These Sharp Tools runs October 24-November 5, 2017. Buy advance tickets for any performance for $25, before Oct 18th .

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