Venue: Podcast

April 22, 2022 - November 4, 2022

New series of plays for the ear now playing

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Digital audio plays from a diverse group of artists exploring the question, “What does it mean to embrace all our relations?” Be provoked by this original fiction podcast and hear the stirring call to truth and reconciliation in our neighbourhoods, all across Canada. Captivating, unsettling, refreshing.

Nine audio dramas and nine artist interview episodes, with suggestions to learn more and engage the stories with your friends. Audience talkbacks with artists and special guests over Zoom coming soon.

Listen & follow: on Apple Podcasts, on Spotify,

on this website, on YouTube with English subtitles/Closed Captions, or wherever you get your podcasts. Free to stream on demand with donations accepted here

The Yard With the Old Plow

by Shanda Stefanson
Premieres April 22, 2022 (with Artists’ Interview)

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.

Direction by Joel Bernbaum*
Dramaturgy by Yvette Nolan
Featuring Lisa Bayliss*, Alan Long* and Aren Okemaysim

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Did you miss the Virtual Launch Party on April 22?

It’s now available to watch on our YouTube channel. Join Yvette Nolan, Stephen Waldschmidt, Tim Bratton, and other artists to celebrate the series premiere and talk about brave space.


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by Yvette Nolan
Premieres April 29, 2022 (with Artists’ Interview)

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?

Direction by Roxanne Dicke
Dramaturgy by Donna-Michelle St. Bernard
Featuring Jared Beattie and Krystle Pederson

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You Said We’d Be Together Forever

by Amanda Trapp
Premieres May 6, 2022

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

Direction by Johanna Arnott
Dramaturgy by Donna-Michelle St. Bernard
Featuring Andrea Folster and Ed Mendez

Artists’ Interview Premieres May 13, 2022

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Do You Remember?

by Joelle Peters
Premieres 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.

Direction by Dawn Bird*
Dramaturgy by Yvette Nolan
Featuring Nicole Akan, Sam Flamont, Kristin Friday, and Liz Johnson 

Artists’ Interview Premieres May 27, 2022

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Remnance

by Curtis Peeteetuce
Premieres 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.

Direction by Danny Knight
Dramaturgy by Carol Greyeyes
Featuring Joshua Beaudry*, Shawn Cuthand, Carol Greyeyes* and Kristina Hughes*

Artists’ Interview Premieres June 10, 2022

Taken Before Birth

by Jennifer Dawn Bishop
Premieres September 16, 2022

The eyes of a child deconstruct the world in ways that the older and wiser haven’t even contemplated. When tucking in his granddaughter, a man is struck by a loaded question.

Direction by Carol Greyeyes*
Dramaturgy by Donna-Michelle St. Bernard
Cast TBA

Artists’ Interview Premieres September 23, 2022

The Final Inquiry

by Donna-Michelle St. Bernard
Premieres September 30, 2022

Ceremony, tradition, and fraud. In an imagined future a capricious girl prepares for her symbolic role in annual rites that renew commitments to inquests of old. Will she toe the line?

Direction & Dramaturgy by Yvette Nolan
Featuring Kris Alvarez and Kris Sandoval

Artists’ Interview Premieres October 7, 2022

Coffee Talk

by Marcel Petit
Premieres October 14, 2022

Coffee, cookies and a conversation about being. Two friends wrestle with what treaty even means as they share a cuppa Joe.

Directed by Jennifer Dawn Bishop
Dramaturgy by Curtis Peeteetuce
Cast TBA

Artists’ Interview Premieres October 21, 2022

Land

by Stephen Waldschmidt
Premieres October 28, 2022

In the midst of spring seeding, a farmer is interrupted by the landowner. New voices join the fray, but what can break up entrenched opinions and cultivate common ground?

Direction by Kenn McLeod*
Dramaturgy by Yvette Nolan
Cast TBA

Artists’ Interview Premieres November 4, 2022

Series Credits:

Production Dramaturgy by Yvette Nolan
Series sound design and audio production by Tim Bratton
Original music created by Darryl Dozlaw, Jordan Daniels, Marc Okihcihtaw and Donny Speidel 

Audience advisory: Content may not suitable for children.

More about We Treaty People

As a company we are seeking to respond to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s Call To Action #83, to support good ways “for Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists to undertake collaborative projects and produce works that contribute to the reconciliation process.” We are mindful also of the Calls For Justice from the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, particularly #6.1 which urges artists and arts producers to “take decolonizing approaches to their work” and to “support Indigenous people sharing their stories, from their perspectives, free of bias, discrimination, and false assumptions, and in a trauma-informed and culturally sensitive way.”

This project is made possible by a Digital Now Grant from Canada Council for the Arts.

*The participation of these Artists is arranged by permission of Canadian Actors’ Equity Association under the provisions of the Dance Opera Theatre Policy (DOT).


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