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Women of the Fur Trade

By Frances Končan

2024-01-17 20:00 2024-01-27 22:00 60 Canada/Eastern 🎟 NAC: Women of the Fur Trade

https://nac-cna.ca/en/event/33715

In-person event

In association with Great Canadian Theatre Company (Ottawa) and Native Earth Performing Arts (Toronto.) In eighteen hundred and something something, somewhere upon the banks of a Reddish River in Treaty One Territory, three very different women with a preference for twenty-first century slang sit in a fort sharing their views on life, love, and the hot nerd Louis Riel. This lively historical satire of survival and cultural inheritance shifts perspectives from the male gaze onto women’s...

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Azrieli Studio,1 Elgin Street,Ottawa,Canada
January 17 - 27, 2024
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© Anna Heffernan
Indigenous arts Theatre Comedy
“Women of the Fur Trade...bridges history with humour, and a dash of 21st-century slang.” Stephanie Cram, CBC
  • In-person event
  • English
  • ≈ 1 hour and 45 minutes · No intermission

In association with Great Canadian Theatre Company (Ottawa) and Native Earth Performing Arts (Toronto.)

In eighteen hundred and something something, somewhere upon the banks of a Reddish River in Treaty One Territory, three very different women with a preference for twenty-first century slang sit in a fort sharing their views on life, love, and the hot nerd Louis Riel.

This lively historical satire of survival and cultural inheritance shifts perspectives from the male gaze onto women’s power in the past and present through the lens of the rapidly changing world of the Canadian fur trade.

Note 1: The performance on January 23rd will be a Relaxed Performance, providing a comfortable experience for those who prefer a more laid-back sensory environment. While the show remains unchanged, we've created a relaxed atmosphere with:

  • A lobby display for interactive engagement with show pieces.
  • An Advance Access Guide via email to familiarize yourself with the theatre and show.
  • A chill-out room for breaks.
  • A pre-show introduction covering content notes and sounds.
  • Dimmed, not turned off, audience lights throughout the show.
  • A supportive space where noise and movement are welcomed (e.g., stretching, fidget toys, silent device use).

Masks are strongly encouraged for this performance.

For additional details on the relaxed performance, click here.

Note 2: The performance on January 26th will be American Sign Language (ASL) interpreted.

Artists

  • frances-končan
    Playwright Frances Končan
  • Director Renae Morriseau
  • Marie-Angelique Kelsey Wavey
  • cheri-maracle
    Cecilia Cheri Maracle
  • Eugenia Lisa Nasson
  • Thomas Scott Jesse Gervais
  • jonathan-fisher-2
    Louis Riel Jonathan Fisher
  • Fight Director John Koensgen
  • Scenic Designer Lauchlin Johnston
  • vanessa-imeson
    Costume Designer Vanessa Imeson
  • mj-dandeneau
    Sound Designer/Composer MJ Dandeneau
  • Lighting Designer Jeff Harrison
  • Projection Designer Candelario Andrade
  • Stage Manager Jackie McCormick
  • dylan-tate-howarth
    Assistant Stage Manager Dylan Tate-Howarth