A Nlaka’pamux from the Lytton First Nation in British Columbia, Kevin Loring, Artistic Director of Indigenous Theatre, is 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.
His latest play to hit the stage and our book for this month’s Book Club is Little Red Warrior and His Lawyer. The story follows Little Red, the last remaining member of the Little Red Warrior First Nation, who discovers construction has begun on his ancestral lands. In a fit of rage, he attacks an engineer, gets arrested, thrown in jail, and assigned a court-appointed lawyer, Larry. Much to the dismay of his wife, Larry invites a displaced Little Red Warrior to stay with them. But when you invite a coyote into your coop, he might just walk away with your chickens.
Joining Kevin for this conversation is Deneh’Cho Thompson, who is a Dene director, actor, playwright and professor focusing on Indigenous acting pedagogy and Indigenous dramaturgies.
Our Stories: Indigenous Book Club and the Children’s Indigenous Book Club are in partnership with Goodminds.com, a First Nations-owned family business.
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Thank you to our Major Partners, Indigenous Programming: Slaight Family Foundation and TD Ready Commitment.