Do You Remember?
by Joelle Peters
Premiered 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
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Do You Remember? was written by Joelle Peters
World Premiere commissioned by Burnt Thicket Theatre
directed by Dawn Bird*
script & production dramaturgy by Yvette Nolan
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).
Ways to learn and take action:
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
Attend ‘Indigenous in the City,’ a virtual and in person symposium from NAIITS An Indigenous Learning Community at Acadia University, NS, June 2-4, 2022, or consider their upcoming symposiums here: https://www.naiits.com/symposiums/
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
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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.