The Transformations Project


By Luke Reece / Volcano

I Can Only Include is a spoken word piece inspired by a James Baldwin quote and a children's game about a picnic. What are you bringing to the picnic?

Luke Reece is an award-winning producer, playwright, poet and educator. Through his work as an artistic leader within the national arts community, he advocates for engaging and nuanced storytelling that challenges Canadian audiences.

Both Volcano and Luke Reece are based in Toronto (aka Tkaronto). We respectfully acknowledge the traditional caretakers of Tkaronto, including the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples. We primarily work in “Dish With One Spoon” territory, created by a treaty between the Anishinaabe, Mississaugas and Haudenosaunee that bound them to share the territory and protect the land. We also live and work on land that was part of the Toronto Purchase, Treaty 13, the history of which you can learn about from the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation website.

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