• National Arts Centre live stream: An historic event for Canadian theatre

    Monday, September 16, 2019
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    CORNER BROOK – Termed "Thursday Live (Stream) at the National Arts Centre," (NAC) this live webcast at Grenfell Campus will present the inaugural production of NAC's Indigenous Theatre.

    Award-winning Métis-Dene playwright Marie Clements' tender and provocative The Unnatural and Accidental Women courageously demands that we never forget the continuing crisis of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls across Canada. In this remarkable play, the spirits of 10 women bear witness to each other's lives and deaths as they convene to support Rebecca's search for answers about her own mother, who went for a walk and never returned.

    Using humour and deeply rooted ancestral knowledge to tell their stories, The Unnatural and Accidental Women fearlessly walks Vancouver's Downtown Eastside, pushing us ever closer to truth and remembering.

    The production will be live streamed to the lecture theatre of the Library and Computing Building (LC301) on Thursday, Sept. 19, beginning at 9 p.m.

    "As the first National Indigenous Theatre Department in the world, this is an historic event for Canada and Canadian theatre and an exciting opportunity for Grenfell Campus Community to be invited to take part in," said Prof. Jerry Etienne, chair of Grenfell's theatre department, adding that Grenfell is one of only four universities participating. "It's a pretty important event in Canadian theatre."

    Following the performance, there will be a Talkback (informal Q&A) with the artists for both the local and livestream audience. Audience members will be invited to ask questions and participate via the Twitter hashtag #nacTNL.

     **WARNING "The Unnatural and Accidental Woman" includes content that may be triggering for some audience members.**

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