We’re so excited to partner with our pals at the Belfry Theatre to bring you this special described matinée performance, filmed before a live audience and described by Eileen Barrett.
Little Red, the last remaining member of his tribe, discovers that a land development firm has violated his traditional territory. After attacking one of their engineers, he is arrested and assigned a court-appointed lawyer.
Things turn surprising and farcical—when displaced Red moves in with the lawyer and his wife. And sometimes—when you invite a coyote into the coop—he may just walk off with your chickens.
Written and directed by Kevin Loring, winner of the 2009 Governor General’s Award for Drama for his play, Where the Blood Mixes (Belfry 2010), and nominee for the same award in 2019 for Thanks for Giving (VocalEye described the Arts Club Theatre production of that play in 2017).
Host Amy Amantea will be joined by special guest and Belfry Artistic Director, Michael Shamata.
The VocalEye virtual lobby opens at 6:30 pm Pacific Time for some socializing and community updates with host Amy Amantea. The pre-show introduction will begin at 6:45 pm with Amy and guests. The featured show begins at 7 pm followed by conversation, Q and A and a prize draw.
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ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT
Kevin Loring is the Artistic Director of the National Art Centre’s Indigenous Theatre, an accomplished Canadian playwright, actor and director and was the winner of the Governor General’s Award for English Language Drama for his outstanding play, Where the Blood Mixes in 2009. The play explores the intergenerational effects of the residential school system. It toured nationally and was presented at the National Arts Centre in 2010, when Loring was serving as the NAC’s Playwright in Residence.
A Nlaka’pamux from the Lytton First Nation in British Columbia, Loring created the Songs of the Land project in 2012 in partnership with five separate organizations in his home community. The project explores 100-year-old audio recordings of songs and stories of the N’lakap’amux People. Loring has written two new plays based on his work with the community including Battle of the Birds, about domestic violence and power abuse, and The Boy Who Was Abandoned, about youth and elder neglect.
A versatile artist and leader Loring has served as the co-curator of the Talking Stick Festival, as Artist in Residence at the Vancouver Playhouse Theatre, as Artistic Director of the Savage Society in Vancouver, as a Documentary Producer of Canyon War: The Untold Story, and as the Project Leader/Creator, and Director of the Songs of the Land project in his home community of Lytton First Nation.