The Awakening of my People through Sweat Lodge
Added Performance: October 14th at 2:00pm
Northern Exposure Conference
Sunset Theatre, Wells BC
Writer/Performer, Marcel Gagnon
Director, Karen Jeffery
Cast: Zach Running Coyote
Stage Manager, Workshop: Amy Collisson
Stage Manager, Showcase: Leigh Robinson
"I don't know who you are my boy, but the drum is calling you home."
From Wolf to Raven to Frog and finally Beaver, Elder, of the Lheidli T’enneh Band and Juno Award Nominee explores the four rounds of life's journey from an Aboriginal youth come leader. Through story and song, Marcel Gagnon's main message is "The Awakening of my people thru Sweat Lodge" which is ‘The Womb of Mother Earth.'
AUDIENCE RESPONSE AND TESTIMONIALS:
"The work is a courageous and powerful offering that reveals the heart of reconciliation. Great respect for the artist. You will be deeply moved. Keep up the good work!"
BC Movement Arts
"Wells/Barkerville. I highly encourage you to attend the Sunset Theatre's evening performance of Awakening My People Through Sweatlodge by Marcel Gagnon and developed by Karen Jeffery. The story telling is beautiful, awakening, humorous, and heart-wrenching. The music and singing reaches into your soul." BJ Bailey, Actor, Playwright
"I think my jaw hit the floor at the beginning and stayed there until the end. Beautifully voiced stories, gorgeous choreography and lighting, and songs I kept humming all night..."