When the truth has been incinerated and reconciliation seems impossible, there is Reckoning.
WARNING: language and content contains graphic historical and sexual violence
The premiere production took place in Toronto, Ontario at the Theatre Centre
written, directed and designed by
Tara Beagan – Ntlaka’pamux and Irish “Canadian”
and Andy Moro – Omushkego Cree / Mixed Euro
PJ Prudat – Cree/Saulteaux Métis and French/Scandinavian of Saskatchewan
Jonathan Fisher – Pottawattami, Mukwa Dodem, Wikwemikong Unceded Indian Reserve
Glen Gould – Mi’kmaw, Membertou N.S.
and John Ng (Ottawa via Hong Kong)
Elder research collaborator Paul Chaput – Métis
choreography collaborator Lina Cruz – Montréal via Bogotá
fight choreography by Casey Hudecki, 2007 winner of FDC Paddy Crean Award.
composition by Melody McKiver – Anishinaabe
production stage manager Brittany Ryan – Métis
administrating producer Leslie Kachena McCue – Anishinaabe, Curve Lake First Nation
Created and produced by A11 founding artists Tara Beagan and Andy Moro, Reckoning is an ode to the irreconcilable.
A triptych in movement, video and text, Reckoning is an incendiary theatrical presentation of three separate experiences with Indian Residential Schools, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, and the fallout that has already reverberated across the country.
WHEN: April 14 to 24, 2016, nightly at 8:30pm. NO SHOW ON APRIL 18
WHO: Tara Beagan, Andy Moro, PJ Prudat, Jonathan Fisher, Glen Gould John Ng, Paul Chaput, Lina Cruz, Casey Hudecki and Brittany Ryan.
WHERE: Theatre Centre, 1115 Queen Street West, Toronto
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ARTICLE 11 gratefully acknowledges the funders making this work possible.
In developmental writing phase, Beagan was supported for Reckoning in its early title RECONCILIATION by the Ontario Arts Council’s TCR recommenders fu-GEN Theatre. RECONCILIATION received workshop production support from the OAC and the Canada Council for the Arts.
This production was funded by:
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Photo (below) of Marcel Petit and Tara Beagan in Part 2: Daughter by Adrian Morillo from Onishka Productions’ Contemporary Indigenous Scene.