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RECKONING by Tara Beagan and Andy Moro

RECKONING by Tara Beagan and Andy Moro
Date: Wednesday, June 21, 2023 CDT - Sunday, June 25, 2023 CDT
Time: All Day

An ARTICLE 11 digital production

When the truth has been incinerated and reconciliation seems impossible, there is ReckoningReckoning is an ode to the irreconcilable. A triptych in movement, video and text, Reckoning is an incendiary theatrical presentation of three separate experiences with Indian Residential Schools, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, and the fallout that has already reverberated across the country.

Rather than focusing on the history of the Indian Residential School (IRS) system itself, Reckoning instead presents three individual stories of the after-effects from the gathering and sharing of those stories of trauma. Each of the three sections is presented in its own theatrical and filmic style.

Witness is a dance-movement piece featuring an Independent Assessment Hearing adjuticator (Pam Tzeng) whose view of her adopted country is shattered by what she learns from witnessing the testimonies of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

Daughter is a realistic two-handed scene about the complexities that live within a daughter (Quelemia Sparrow) of both a Residential School survivor and  an accused abuser in the Residential School system. She and another IRS survivor (Telly James) navigate these rocky shores together in a legendarily awful first date.

Survivor is the video testimony of a survivor (Jonathan Fisher), as he lays bare the abuses he and other children endured in the Residential School System, and plans for a final, viral protest against the insufficiencies of the reconciliation process.

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