The Great Gift Of TearsBook - 2002
This collection signals the arrival of original and fresh First Nations voices in Saskatchewan and Canadian theatre.Together the four plays trace the long journey aboriginal people have made from pre-contact time to the present by recalling old myths in order to weave them into their lives today. While embodying pain, these plays give people the strength they need to celebrate all they have survived and all they stand for.The playwrights included in this collection:Floyd Favelis a Cree Indian from Poundmaker Reserve. He studied theatre in Denmark, Italy and Japan, and has worked extensively across Canada at such venues as The Canada Dance Festival, the National Theatre School of Canada, The Citadel Theatre, New Dance Horizons, Globe Theatre and Fujiwara Dance Inventions. He is the director of Takwakin Intercultural Performance Laboratory.Deanne Kasokeois a member of the Poundmaker Cree Nation. She has had a number of plays produced: 'Takwakik' and 'Miyeskamik' for Muskwachees Dance Theatre, 'The 4 Seasons' for Wansukewin International Dance Troupe, and 'Antigone' for The Red Tattoo Ensemble. She is currently an English student at the University of SaskatchewanBruce Sinclairis a Saskatchewan-born Metis teacher, playwright, and actor. He has been involved in professional and community theatre since 1986, beginning with SUNTEP Theatre at the University of Saskatchewan. He currently lives with his family in Aylmer, Quebec.
Publisher: Regina, Sask. : Coteau Books, c2002.
Characteristics: 201 p. ; 22 cm.