The National Arts Centre in Ottawa is producing the first all Indigenous theatre season in the world.
The season began on September 11th with “The Unnatural and Accidental Women” by Marie Clements. Clements is a Metis and Dene playwright.
“In many ways, its trajectory is tied to the rise of Indigenous activism beginning in the 1960s, marking a shift towards Indigenous self-determination and self-representation.” – National Arts Centre
The all indigenous season is being produced by an all Indigenous team, with Kevin Loring serving as the first Artistic Director.
“Through all of our initiatives, we aim to foster and preserve Indigenous artistic practices and create welcoming spaces of cultural resurgence and inspiration.” – Artistic associate Dr. Lindsay Lachance