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Saskatchewan Native Theatre Company 2012/2013 Season Announcement

Published: May 30, 2012

The Saskatchewan Native Theatre Company’s first annual ARTS Fundraiser was a great success, attended by over 100 supporters and alumni from the Circle of Voices program. Over $5,000 was raised to go towards 2012/2013 season programming and a return of the Circle Voices (COV) program for Aboriginal youth in November 2012. Many important corporate sponsors were on hand to witness the 2012/2013 season announcement and to offer financial and verbal support.

Lacey Bohay, Community Development Representative from Affinity Credit Union, presented SNTC General Manager Alan Long with a cheque for $6,000 to go towards the return of the COV program in 2012, a program Affinity supported in the past. Ms. Bohay was delighted to announce the return of Affinity’s support, and recognized the significant changes that the company has recently undergone with its new staff and new Board of Directors. She wished continued success to this recently rejuvenated organization.

Carolanne Inglis-McQuay, Senior Corporate Social Responsibility Advisor for Areva Resources Canada, also spoke highly of SNTC and Areva’s support of this summer’s mobile Performers’ Playhouse Drama Camp for youth. Areva is very active in Northern Saskatchewan and excited to provide this opportunity for the youth they encounter in the communities they work with. This year’s one week camps will visit the Northern communities of La Ronge, Buffalo Narrows and Cumberland House.

The highlight of the evening was Artistic Director Curtis Peeteetuce’s announcement of the SNTC 2012/2013 season of professional plays. Next season SNTC will feature local and national talent in a diverse set of four compelling works.

The Hours That Remain
Co-production with New Harlem Productions (Toronto, ON) and World Premiere
Written by Keith Barker
Directed by David Storch

Haunted by the disappearance of her sister, Denise desperately seeks to find answers to Michelle's disappearance. As she and her husband Daniel grapple with the loss, Denise is visited by Michelle in a series of visions that will help her to find the answers she is looking for. This play is inspired by the plight of missing and murdered Aboriginal women in Canada.

Dates: October 4-14, 2012
Location: 914 20th St West

How the Chief Stole Christmas
Written & Directed by Curtis Peeteetuce (Performed in the Cree language with English Subtitles)

Sihkos, Zula and Clare make their holiday return in this popular remount. This season new interim chief – and nephew of Sihkos – Kevin Cedar is intent on retaining tradition at any cost in order to secure a long-term position. Sihkos suspects there is something Kevin is up to and hiding from everyone in Kiwetinohk.

Dates: November 29 – December 8, 2012 (Saskatchewan Tour December 10 - 21, 2012)
Location: 914 20th St West

Agokwe
Alberta Aboriginal Arts Touring Presentation
Written and Performed by Waawaate Fobister Directed by Edward Roy

Agokwe is a tragic story of unrequited love between two teenage boys from neighbouring reserves. Courageous, honest and revealing, this spectacular and award-winning one-man show speaks to bullying, homophobia, social isolation and the lost traditions of the Anishnaabe.

Dates: March 2013
Location: TBA

Café Daughter
by Kenneth T. Williams

Café Daughter is a one-woman show about a young girl, Yvette Wong, growing up in Saskatchewan during the 50′s and 60′s. Yvette is unique, her mother is Cree and her father is Chinese. It’s a story about a girl fighting loneliness, isolation and racism as she carves out her own place in the world. Inspired by the life of Dr. Lilian E. Quan Dyck, a well-known neuro-psychiatrist and current member of Canada’s Senate.

Dates: April 19 - 28, 2013
Location: 914 20th St West

In 2013 SNTC will also feature the Performers’ Playhouse Summer Drama Camp and the 2nd annual Discovery Festival in partnership with our colleagues at La Troupe du Jour. The Discovery Festival features new plays in translation from the three core companies now located at 914 20th Street West – La Troupe du Jour, Tant per Tant and SNTC. SNTC is currently accepting submissions for the 2013 festival and will soon select a piece to be translated into an Aboriginal language.

If you have any questions about the 2012/2013 Season and the return of the Circle of Voices Program please call Artistic Director Curtis Peeteetuce or General Manager Alan Long at (306) 933-2262.

101-202 Fourth Avenue North, Saskatoon, SK S7K 0K1
Phone: (306) 242-1206 | Fax: (306) 242-1955 | 1-800-567-2444