April 5 - April 17
Nestuita’si Storytelling presents KOQM
April 5 – April 17, 2022
Tuesday to Friday – 7:30 pm
Saturday and Sunday – 2 pm & 7:30 pm
Written and performed by shalan joudry
Directed by Ken Schwartz, Mask Coaching by Ann-Marie Kerr
Co-presented by Neptune Theatre and Prismatic Arts Festival
Tickets on sale now at www.neptunetheatre.com
Koqm is a journey through time and land to experience the voices of fictional L’nu (Mi’kmaw) women. 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.
There will be a 30-minute discussion period after every evening performance for audience members who would like to stay for further conversation. Writer and actor shalan joudry welcomes questions or reflections that the show might have sparked.
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.
The KOQM team acknowledges the devastating role that alcohol played through colonization in compounding trauma to Indigenous families and communities. For this reason no alcohol will be available for sale in association with this production. Non-alcoholic beverages and snacks will be available.
Movement consultants: Susanne Chui & Sarah Prosper
tree/petroglyph illustration by Milidow Joudry-Martel
Photography by Dan Froese
|Date||April 5 - April 17|
|Tags||Live Events / Live Entertainment / Indoor Events / theatre / Downtown Halifax / Prismatic Arts Festival / Arts & Culture / Neptune Theatre|
|Event Category||Arts & Culture|
|Venue||Fountain Hall, Neptune Theatre|