O’wet/ Lost Lagoon
June 21-25, 2016 at the Firehall Arts Centre
Tue-Fri @ 8PM, Sat 2PM & 8PM
TIX $20 in advance/$25 at door (+fees) @ firehallartscentre.ca
$2 from every ticket donated to Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre
June 21st is PAY-WHAT-YOU-CAN in celebration of National Aboriginal Day
This brand new play written and performed by Quelemia Sparrow tells the story of a mixed-race aboriginal woman in a present-day, colonized world. With humour and truth, the story snapshots us through Quelemia’s life from her international modeling career– partying with the rich and famous, to fishing trips with her dad, her connection/disconnection to home; and her journey of healing through intergenerational trauma.
O’wet/Lost Lagoon is produced by Alley Theatre in association with Full Circle: First Nations Performance. It has been developed in partnership with Playwrights Theatre Centre and in community partnership with Vancouver Aboriginal Frienship Centre Society.
Writer/Performer – Quelemia Sparrow
Director – Marisa Emma Smith
Dramaturg – Heidi Taylor
Set/Props Design – Shizuka Kai
Lighting Design – Itai Erdal
Media Design – Candelario Andrade
Sound Design and Original Composition – Sandy Scofield
Assistant Director – Tai Amy Grauman
Additional community engagement activities:
Free Performance on June 17 @ 7:30PM at Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre (1607 E Hastings St)
PAY-WHAT-YOU-CAN Performance on June 21st for National Aboriginal Day at the Firehall Arts Centre
O’wet/ Lost Lagoon was originally commissioned by Full Circle: First Nations Performance as part of a larger work, and benefited from the work of the Full Circle Aboriginal Ensemble, including director Margo Kane, dramaturg Michael Springate, and Associate Dramaturg and Researcher Kwasuun Sarah Vedan.