We Treaty People
Artists’ Interview for Remnance

Artists’ Interview for Remnance

June 10, 2022

A conversation with the artists who created Remnance: playwright Curtis Peeteetuce, director Danny Knight, dramaturg and actor Carol Greyeyes*, actors Kristina Hughes*, Shawn Cuthand, and Joshua Beaudry*, sound designer Tim Bratton, hosted by artistic director Stephen Waldschmidt. With original music by Darryl Dozlaw, Jordan Daniels, Marc Okihcihtaw and Donny Speidel.

 

Gratefully created on Treaty 6 Territory and the traditional homeland of the Métis.

 

If you’re listening for the first time, we encourage you to start from episode one.

 

Subscribe or follow so you don't miss an episode. See artist bios, upcoming episodes, and support our work with a donation at https://burntthicket.com.

 

Free to stream on-demand on our website, Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts, with English subtitles/closed captions available on our YouTube channel. Audience advisory: Content may not be suitable for children.  

 

One way to learn more: One way to learn more: Attend a National Indigenous Peoples Day celebration on June 21 in your area. Or make plans to attend an Indigenous cultural experience, powwow or heritage site this summer. See a list of suggested places to visit on our website: https://burntthicket.com/we-treaty-people-ways-to-learn-more 

 

We want to hear what you think – leave a comment on our social media or send your feedback through the widget on our website. 

 

Burnt Thicket Theatre is committed to creating spaces for diverse artists to be honest and open about their experiences and perspectives even when those views don't necessarily represent those of Burnt Thicket Theatre as an organization. We invite you as an audience member to lean in to hear those who are different from you, to be brave and to allow the space between all of us to be one of respect.

 

This project is made possible by a Digital Now Grant from Canada Council for the Arts, and by our major sponsors Shercom Industries, SK Arts, and Creative Saskatchewan. 

 

*The participation of these Artists is arranged by permission of Canadian Actors’ Equity Association under the provisions of the Dance Opera Theatre Policy (DOT), and under ACTRA's National COVID-19 Response Initiative.

Remnance - an audio drama by Curtis Peeteetuce

Remnance - an audio drama by Curtis Peeteetuce

June 3, 2022

In a dystopian future, adrift in space, Commander Trem Lylin archives listeners calling in to share their final thoughts about the current state of humanity – while they still can.

 

Written by Curtis Peeteetuce

directed by Danny Knight

script dramaturgy by Carol Greyeyes

performed by:

Kristina Hughes* (Commander Trem Lylin)

Carol Greyeyes* (Envoy)

Shawn Cuthand (Leedy Hoolawt, Z)

Joshua Beaudry* (Maric Zope, Fogey)

sound design, recording and audio production by Tim Bratton 

production dramaturgy by Yvette Nolan

stage management by Stephen Waldschmidt

original music by Darryl Dozlaw, Jordan Daniels, Marc Okihcihtaw and Donny Speidel 

image design by Brooklynn Bitner

 

Gratefully created on Treaty 6 Territory and the traditional homeland of the Métis.

 

If you’re listening for the first time, we encourage you to start from episode one.

 

Subscribe or follow so you don't miss an episode. See artist bios, upcoming episodes, and support our work with a donation at https://burntthicket.com.

 

Free to stream on-demand on our website, Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts, with English subtitles/closed captions available on our YouTube channel. Audience advisory: Content may not be suitable for children.  

 

One way to learn more: One way to learn more: Read the Reconciliation Toolkit for Business Leaders from the Congress of Aboriginal Peoples, and share it with your workplace colleagues: http://www.abo-peoples.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/WP-Revised-Reconciliation-Toolkit_Digital_May12-compressed.pdf 

 

We want to hear what you think – leave a comment on our social media or send your feedback though the widget on our website.

 

This project is made possible by a Digital Now Grant from Canada Council for the Arts, and by our major sponsors Shercom Industries, SK Arts, and Creative Saskatchewan. 

 

*The participation of these Artists is arranged by permission of Canadian Actors’ Equity Association under the provisions of the Dance Opera Theatre Policy (DOT), and under ACTRA's National COVID-19 Response Initiative.

Artists’ Interview for Do You Remember?

Artists’ Interview for Do You Remember?

May 27, 2022

A conversation with many of the artists who created Do You Remember?: playwright Joelle Peters, director Dawn Bird*, actors Nicole Akan, Sam Flamont, Kristin Friday, Liz Johnson, sound designer Tim Bratton, hosted by artistic director Stephen Waldschmidt. With original music by Darryl Dozlaw, Jordan Daniels, Marc Okihcihtaw and Donny Speidel.

 

Gratefully created on Treaty 6 Territory and the traditional homeland of the Métis, and in Toronto, which has been the traditional territory of many nations including the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishinaabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee, and the Wendat (there are many other First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples that call this place home).

 

If you’re listening for the first time, we encourage you to start from episode one.

 

Subscribe or follow so you don't miss an episode. See artist bios, upcoming episodes, and support our work with a donation at https://burntthicket.com.

 

Free to stream on demand on our website, Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts, with English subtitles/closed captions available on our YouTube channel. Audience advisory: Content may not be suitable for children.  

 

One way to learn more: Take the Indigenous Canada online course from University of Alberta’s Faculty of Native Studies (free, 12 weeks): https://www.coursera.org/learn/indigenous-canada

 

We want to hear what you think – leave a comment on our social media or send your feedback though the widget on our website. 

 

Burnt Thicket Theatre is committed to creating spaces for diverse artists to be honest and open about their experiences and perspectives even when those views don't necessarily represent those of Burnt Thicket Theatre as an organization. We invite you as an audience member to lean in to hear those who are different from you, to be brave and to allow the space between all of us to be one of respect.

 

This project is made possible by a Digital Now Grant from Canada Council for the Arts, and by our major sponsors Shercom Industries, SK Arts, and Creative Saskatchewan. 

*The participation of these Artists is arranged by permission of Canadian Actors’ Equity Association under the provisions of the Dance Opera Theatre Policy (DOT), and under ACTRA's National COVID-19 Response Initiative.

Do You Remember? - an audio drama by Joelle Peters

Do You Remember? - an audio drama by Joelle Peters

May 20, 2022

Separated by life’s forks in the road, childhood friends are reunited by grief. Old wounds strain the bonds they built in years past, despite their desire to reconnect. Sometimes to move forward, we must take a step back.

 

Written by Joelle Peters

directed by Dawn Bird*

script & production dramaturgy by Yvette Nolan

performed by:

Nicole Akan (Mouse)

Sam Flamont (Porkchop)

Liz Johnson (Paula)

Kristin Friday (Caroline)

sound design, recording and audio production by Tim Bratton 

stage management by Stephen Waldschmidt

original music by Darryl Dozlaw, Jordan Daniels, Marc Okihcihtaw and Donny Speidel 

image design by Brooklynn Bitner

 

This script’s development was also supported by the Indigenous Playwrights Nest at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, Kenneth T. Williams, and ​​the Pemmican Collective & Punctuate! Theatre Playwrights’ Unit.

Gratefully created on Treaty 6 Territory and the traditional homeland of the Métis; on Treaty 7 Territory; on Walpole Island First Nation (unceded territory of Bkejwanong, which translates to Where the Waters Divide), which is the traditional lands of the Three Fire Confederacy: the Odawa, Potawatomi, and Ojibwe); and in Toronto, which has been the traditional territory of many nations including the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishinaabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee, and the Wendat (there are many other First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples that call this place home).

 

If you’re listening for the first time, we encourage you to start from episode one.

 

Subscribe or follow so you don't miss an episode. See artist bios, upcoming episodes, and support our work with a donation at https://burntthicket.com.

 

Free to stream on-demand on our website, Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts, with English subtitles/closed captions available on our YouTube channel. Audience advisory: Content may not be suitable for children.  

 

One way to learn more: Watch Reservation Dogs, an Indigenous American teen comedy-drama TV series about life on and off reserve, created by Taika Wiatiti & Sterlin Harjo: https://www.disneyplus.com/series/reservation-dogs/17MVZHUGJFZw 

 

Or attend ‘Indigenous in the City,’ a virtual and in-person symposium from NAIITS at Acadia University, NS, June 2-4, 2022: https://www.naiits.com/symposium2022 

 

We want to hear what you think – leave a comment on our social media or send your feedback through the widget on our website.

 

This project is made possible by a Digital Now Grant from Canada Council for the Arts and by our major sponsors Shercom Industries, SK Arts, and Creative Saskatchewan. 

 

*The participation of these Artists is arranged by permission of Canadian Actors’ Equity Association under the provisions of the Dance Opera Theatre Policy (DOT), and under ACTRA's National COVID-19 Response Initiative.

Artists’ Interview for You Said We’d Be Together Forever

Artists’ Interview for You Said We’d Be Together Forever

May 13, 2022

A conversation with many of the artists who created You Said We’d Be Together Forever: playwright Amanda Trapp, director Johanna Arnott, actors Andrea Folster and Ed Mendez, sound designer Tim Bratton, hosted by artistic director Stephen Waldschmidt. With original music by Darryl Dozlaw, Jordan Daniels, Marc Okihcihtaw and Donny Speidel.

 

Gratefully created on Treaty 6 Territory and the traditional homeland of the Métis.

 

If you’re listening for the first time, we encourage you to start from episode one.

 

Subscribe or follow so you don't miss an episode. See artist bios, upcoming episodes, and support our work with a donation at https://burntthicket.com.

 

Free to stream on-demand on our website, Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts, with English subtitles/closed captions available on our YouTube channel. Audience advisory: Content may not be suitable for children.  

 

One way to learn more: Watch the documentary Reserve 107, about steps toward reconciliation involving the community of Laird, SK and the Young Chippewayan band: https://www.reserve107thefilm.com/ 

 

We want to hear what you think – leave a comment on our social media or send your feedback through the widget on our website. 

 

Burnt Thicket Theatre is committed to creating spaces for diverse artists to be honest and open about their experiences and perspectives even when those views don't necessarily represent those of Burnt Thicket Theatre as an organization. We invite you as an audience member to lean in to hear those who are different from you, to be brave and to allow the space between all of us to be one of respect.

 

This project is made possible by a Digital Now Grant from Canada Council for the Arts, and by our major sponsors Shercom Industries, SK Arts, and Creative Saskatchewan. 

You Said We’d Be Together Forever - an audio drama by Amanda Trapp

You Said We’d Be Together Forever - an audio drama by Amanda Trapp

May 6, 2022

Sifting through romantic facades and broken promises, a couple finds out what they truly long for. 

 

Written by Amanda Trapp

Directed by Johanna Arnott

Script dramaturgy by Donna-Michelle St. Bernard

Performed by:

Andrea Folster (Her)

Ed Mendez (Him)

Sound design, recording and audio production by Tim Bratton 

Production dramaturgy by Yvette Nolan

Stage management by Stephen Waldschmidt

Original music by Darryl Dozlaw, Jordan Daniels, Marc Okihcihtaw and Donny Speidel 

Photo and image design by Brooklynn Bitner

 

Gratefully created on Treaty 6 Territory and the traditional homeland of the Métis.

 

If you’re listening for the first time, we encourage you to start from episode one.

 

Subscribe or follow so you don't miss an episode. See artist bios, upcoming episodes, and support our work with a donation at https://burntthicket.com.

 

Free to stream on demand on our website, Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts, with English subtitles/closed captions available on our YouTube channel. Audience advisory: Content may not be suitable for children.  

 

One way to learn more: Read the texts of treaties in your part of Canada: https://www.rcaanc-cirnac.gc.ca/eng/1370373165583/1581292088522

Here’s a helpful interactive map of treaty lands across Canada, including agreements in recent years: https://www.whose.land/en/

 

We want to hear what you think – leave a comment on our social media or send your feedback though the widget on our website.

 

This project is made possible by a Digital Now Grant from Canada Council for the Arts, and by our major sponsors Shercom Industries, SK Arts, and Creative Saskatchewan. 

Artists Interview for Flag

Artists Interview for Flag

April 29, 2022

A conversation with many of the artists who created Flag: playwright Yvette Nolan, director Roxanne Dicke, actors Jared Beattie and Krystle Pederson, sound designer Tim Bratton, hosted by artistic director Stephen Waldschmidt. With original music by Darryl Dozlaw, Jordan Daniels, Marc Okihcihtaw and Donny Speidel.

 

Gratefully created on Treaty 6 Territory and the traditional homeland of the Métis.

 

Subscribe or follow so you don't miss an episode. See artist bios, upcoming episodes, and support our work with a donation at https://burntthicket.com.

 

Free to stream on-demand on our website, Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts, with English subtitles/closed captions available on our YouTube channel. Audience advisory: Content may not be suitable for children.  

 

One suggestion to learn more: Explore an interactive map of former residential school sites in Canada and the search for unmarked graves: https://globalnews.ca/news/8074453/indigenous-residential-schools-canada-graves-map/

 

We want to hear what you think – leave a comment on our social media or send your feedback though the widget on our website. 

 

Burnt Thicket Theatre is committed to creating spaces for diverse artists to be honest and open about their experiences and perspectives even when those views don't necessarily represent those of Burnt Thicket Theatre as an organization. We invite you as an audience member to lean in to hear those who are different from you, to be brave and to allow the space between all of us to be one of respect.

 

This project is made possible by a Digital Now Grant from Canada Council for the Arts, and by our major sponsors Shercom Industries, SK Arts, and Creative Saskatchewan.

Flag - an audio drama by Yvette Nolan

Flag - an audio drama by Yvette Nolan

April 29, 2022

Caught at the intersection of sorrow and our nations' symbols, two strangers find themselves at odds over questions of how soon is too soon, how much is enough? 

 

Written by Yvette Nolan

Directed by Roxanne Dicke 

Script dramaturgy by Donna-Michelle St. Bernard

Performed by:

Jared Beattie (Andrew)

Krystle Pederson (Corey)

Sound design, recording and audio production by Tim Bratton 

Production dramaturgy by Yvette Nolan

Stage management by Stephen Waldschmidt

With original music by Darryl Dozlaw, Jordan Daniels, Marc Okihcihtaw and Donny Speidel 

Special Thanks to Chad Collins and King George Community School for helping create our flag pole sounds.

 

Gratefully created on Treaty 6 Territory and the traditional homeland of the Métis.

 

Subscribe or follow so you don't miss an episode. See artist bios, upcoming episodes, and support our work with a donation at https://burntthicket.com.

 

Free to stream on-demand on our website, Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts, with English subtitles/closed captions available on our YouTube channel. Audience advisory: Content may not be suitable for children.  

 

One suggestion to learn more: Ask a friend to join you in reading the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada's Calls To Action, then meet up to talk about what stood out to each of you: https://ehprnh2mwo3.exactdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Calls_to_Action_English2.pdf

Or if the Calls To Action are very familiar to you, consider doing the same with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (of which Canada is a signatory): https://nctr.ca/education/teaching-resources/united-nations-declaration-on-the-rights-of-indigenous-peoples/

 

We want to hear what you think – leave a comment on our social media or send your feedback through the widget on our website.

 

This project is made possible by a Digital Now Grant from Canada Council for the Arts, and by our major sponsors Shercom Industries, SK Arts, and Creative Saskatchewan. 

Artists Interview for The Yard With The Old Plow

Artists Interview for The Yard With The Old Plow

April 22, 2022

A conversation with many of the artists who created The Yard With the Old Plow: playwright Shanda Stefanson, actors Lisa Bayliss*, Alan Long*, and Aren Okemaysim, sound designer Tim Bratton, hosted by artistic director Stephen Waldschmidt and production dramaturg Yvette Nolan, with original music by Darryl Dozlaw, Jordan Daniels, Marc Okihcihtaw and Donny Speidel.

 

Gratefully created on Treaty 6 Territory and the traditional homeland of the Métis.

 

Subscribe and follow so you don't miss an episode. See artist bios, upcoming episodes, and support our work with a donation at www.burntthicket.com.

 

Free to stream on demand on our website or wherever you get your podcasts, with closed captions available on our YouTube channel. Audience advisory: Content may not suitable for children.

 

One suggestion to learn more: Watch the documentary nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up by Tasha Hubbard, stream at: www.nfb.ca/film/nipawistamasowin-we-will-stand-up

 

We want to hear what you think – leave a comment on our social media or send your feedback though the widget on our website.

 

Burnt Thicket Theatre is committed to creating spaces for diverse artists to be honest and open about their experiences and perspectives even when those views don't necessarily represent those of Burnt Thicket Theatre as an organization. We invite you as an audience member to lean in to hear those who are different from you, to be brave and to allow the space between all of us to be one of respect.

 

This project is made possible by a Digital Now Grant from Canada Council for the Arts, and by our major sponsors Shercom Industries, SK Arts, and Creative Saskatchewan.

 

*The participation of these Artists is arranged by permission of Canadian Actors’ Equity Association under the provisions of the Dance Opera Theatre Policy (DOT), and under ACTRA's National COVID-19 Response Initiative.

The Yard With the Old Plow - an audio drama by Shanda Stefanson

The Yard With the Old Plow - an audio drama by Shanda Stefanson

April 22, 2022

A rural couple finds a young man in need of help one bitter, winter morning... and are surprised at the differences they discover between themselves. 

 

Written by Shanda Stefanson, directed by Joel Bernbaum*, script and production dramaturgy by Yvette Nolan, performed by Lisa Bayliss* (Bev), Alan Long* (Bob), Aren Okemaysim (Jonathan), sound design, recording and audio production by Tim Bratton, stage management by Stephen Waldschmidt, with original music by Darryl Dozlaw, Jordan Daniels, Marc Okihcihtaw and Donny Speidel. 

 

Gratefully created on Treaty 6 Territory and the traditional homeland of the Métis.

 

Subscribe and follow so you don't miss an episode. See artist bios, upcoming episodes, and support our work with a donation at www.burntthicket.com.

 

Free to stream on demand on our website or wherever you get your podcasts, with closed captions available on our YouTube channel. Audience advisory: Content may not suitable for children.

 

One suggestion to learn more: Go for a walk in a neighbourhood that is not yours and say hello to someone you don’t know.

 

We want to hear what you think – leave a comment on our social media or send your feedback though the widget on our website.

 

This project is made possible by a Digital Now Grant from Canada Council for the Arts, and by our major sponsors Shercom Industries, SK Arts, and Creative Saskatchewan.

 

*The participation of these Artists is arranged by permission of Canadian Actors’ Equity Association under the provisions of the Dance Opera Theatre Policy (DOT), and under ACTRA's National COVID-19 Response Initiative.

We Treaty People - Introduction

We Treaty People - Introduction

April 21, 2022

Welcome to We Treaty People. Digital audio plays from a diverse group of artists exploring the question, “What does it mean to embrace all our relations?” 

 

In this episode get a taste of what's in store as we share snippets from these four plays in our series: 

 

The Yard With the Old Plow by Shanda Stefanson, featuring Lisa Bayliss*, Alan Long*, and Aren Okemaysim, directed by Joel Bernbaum*. 

 

Flag by Yvette Nolan, featuring Jared Beattie and Krystle Pederson, directed by Roxanne Dicke. 

 

You Said We’d Be Together Forever by Amanda Trapp, featuring Andrea Folster and Ed Mendez, directed by Johanna Arnott. 

 

Remnance by Curtis Peeteetuce, featuring Joshua Beaudry* and Kristina Hughes*, directed by Danny Knight. 

 

Narration by Amanda Trapp and Tim Bratton, original music by Darryl Dozlaw, Jordan Daniels, Marc Okihcihtaw and Donny Speidel, sound design and audio production by Tim Bratton, and production dramaturgy by Yvette Nolan. 

 

Gratefully created on Treaty 6 Territory and the traditional homeland of the Métis. 

 

Subscribe and follow so you don't miss an episode. See artist bios, upcoming episodes, and support our work with a donation at www.burntthicket.com.

 

Free to stream on demand on our website or wherever you get your podcasts, with closed captions available on our YouTube channel. Audience advisory: Content may not suitable for children.

 

One suggestion to learn more: Read the book 21 Things You May Not Know About the Indian Act by Bob Joseph.

 

We want to hear what you think – leave a comment on our social media or send your feedback though the widget on our website.

 

This project is made possible by a Digital Now Grant from Canada Council for the Arts, and by our major sponsors Shercom Industries, SK Arts, and Creative Saskatchewan.

 

*The participation of these Artists is arranged by permission of Canadian Actors’ Equity Association under the provisions of the Dance Opera Theatre Policy (DOT), and under ACTRA's National COVID-19 Response Initiative.

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