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Thursday, October 13, 2022 at 7:30 PM ADT
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× Highland Arts Theatre Presents

KOQM

A Nesuita'si Storytelling Production

Written and performed by shalan joudry

Directed by Ken Schwartz, Mask Coaching by Ann-Marie Kerr, Movement Consultants: Susanne Chui & Sarah Prosper

Supporting Producer: Two Planks and a Passion Theatre

Poster photo by Dan Froese

Travel through time to pivotal moments in Mik’maw history through the perspective of a mulitude of characters all played by Nova Scotia's celebrated creator/performer, shalan joudry. Throughout the course of the show we hear and meet the women who might have spoken and walked through one area of forest over centuries. Guided by the strength of an ancient tree (“koqm”), the women’s voices share with us their personal stories of grief, humour and resiliency through a unique theatrical experience.

This production is is priced based on Pay What You Can Donations with free tickets available for those in need thanks to our Radical Access Program.

PWYC removes a financial barrier, giving everyone the chance to see our shows. This is made possible thanks to our monthly donors and those who are able choosing a higher price point, and for this you can be guided by the recommended donation. Thank you for supporting us and the community by continuing to book with us. We look forward to seeing you soon.

Tickets: Suggested Donation of $25 per ticket (Tax-deductible Charitable Receipt will be issued at the end of the year)

FREE tickets available thanks to Radical Access

October 13 to 16, 2022

Thursday to Saturday at 7:30PM Saturday and Sunday at 2:00PM

Content Warning: Please be aware that this performance includes references to harmful impacts of European-Canadian colonization suffered by L’nu’k (Mi’kmaq). Some of these include: abuse at the residential school, forced separation of families, forced relocation, loss of access to hunting and fishing grounds, small pox, genocide as well as lasting inter-generational effects of these.



This production is brought to you in part by Arts Nova Scotia, The Canada Council for the Arts, Canadian Heritage, and the donations of hundreds of people from around the world thanks to our Radical Access program.

To sign up for monthly donations and ensure we can continue to create accessible theatre to audiences in Cape Breton and beyond, please visit our website here:

https://www.highlandartstheatre.com/ray2



DISCLAIMER:

This performance will be booked at full capacity with no physical distancing. Masks are highly recommended but not mandatory at this time. This policy may be subject to change pending mandates from the Department of Labour and Advanced Education and Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage.

By entering Highland Arts Theatre, you are acknowledging you've completed the Province of Nova Scotia's COVID-19 self-assessment and confirm that you or anyone in your household: •do not exhibit any of the symptoms of COVID-19 •are not awaiting the results of a COVID-19 test

By entering Highland Arts Theatre, you agree to adhere to any federal, provincial or municipal health and safety directions and venue protocols related to COVID-19. You recognize the contagious nature of COVID-19 and voluntarily assume any associated risk.

We are committed to keeping our audience, staff, and artists safe and secure. If you have any feedback or concerns, please feel free to contact us at: info@highlandartstheatre.com

Thank you so much and see you soon at the HAT!

Venue

Highland Arts Theatre
40 Bentinck Street
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Sydney NS B1P 1G2


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