Toronto – When truth has been incinerated and reconciliation seems impossible, there is Reckoning.
ARTICLE 11, Toronto’s new Indigenous-helmed theatre company announces an intimate, multidisciplinary triptych addressing the personal impact of the Truth and Reconciliation process.
In 2009, after receiving her Common Experience Payment (for all IRS survivors) Tara Beagan’s mother bought her a new laptop. Beagan immediately began writing a play in response to the Common Experience Payment and the TRC. In 2013, Beagan and Andy Moro completed the creation of that play via their new company ARTICLE 11. That play is Reckoning.
Featuring performers Glen Gould (Mi’kmaq, Membertou First Nation), PJ Prudat (Cree/Saulteaux Métis and French/Scandinavian of Saskatchewan), Jonathan Fisher (Pottawattami, Mukwa Dodem, Wikwemikong Unceded Indian Reserve), and John Ng (Ottawa via Hong Kong), Reckoning debuts at the Theatre Centre in Toronto in April, 2016.
Directed and designed by ARTICLE 11 founding artists Tara Beagan (Ntlaka’pamux and Irish “Canadian”) and Andy Moro (Omushkego Cree / Mixed-Euro), Reckoning is an incendiary theatrical presentation of three separate experiences with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
“As powerful, poignant and vital a performance as you will see this year, at a time when we need it most.” Jesse Wente, Ojibwe Film critic and Director of Film Programmes TIFF Bell Lightbox.
Created by: ARTICLE 11 Artistic Directors Tara Beagan & Andy Moro
Featuring: PJ Prudat, Jonathan Fisher, Glen Gould, John Ng Collaborating artists: Melody McKiver, Paul Chaput, Lina Cruz, Casey Hudecki, Brittany Ryan
April to 13 to 24, 2016 at The Theatre Centre, 1115 Queen Street West
General $28, Students and Arts Workers $22, Elders $18 PWYC Saturday matinees – Residential School Survivors Complimentary at any showing – www.article11.ca