TORONTO – Native Earth Performing Arts’ featured production in its 31st season of operation is the much-acclaimed Quilchena, the simple, moving tale of a murdered native girl who relives her last hours on earth, a play created and directed by Artistic Director Tara Beagan.
The work will debut in the community of Quilchena, British Columbuia itself, touring the west before returning to the Aki Studio Theatre for Rutas Panamericanas.
Entering its second year of staging productions at Regent Park’s Aki Studio Theatre, Native Earth will also present Weesageechak Begins to Dance, featuring a cast of Toronto-based veteran, mid-career and emerging creators, with roots extending across Turtle Island.
Aluna Theatre will partner with Native Earth to produce the second Rutas Panamericanas|Panamerican Routes Festival, February 24 – March 9 of 2014. This multi-arts festival boasts a collaboration between Anishnaabe Émilie Monnet of Montreal and Waira Nina from the Colombian Amazon, a multi-disciplinary exploration of the disappearance of the El Cartucho neighbourhood of Bogotá.