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Aki Studio, Native Earth

August 3, 9:00pm

August 4, 3:45pm

Co-curated and presented in partnership with Native Earth Performing Arts

65 Minutes

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In this hybrid staged play reading, based on the Métis legend that originated on Turtle Island centuries ago, Rougarou serves as an allegory for every MMIWG2S that has gone missing in this country.

Renee is plagued with memories of their missing and potentially murdered sister along the roads of Highway 16 in British Columbia. Renee has never stopped looking for their beloved sister since the day she was taken… but now a menacing figure at the edge of the wood stalks Renee… watching… waiting. Will Renee find their missing sister or will they fall victim to the same fate?

Damion LeClair: Writer/ Director
Lynny Jeanne-Marie Bonin: Actor
Hailey Conner: Dramaturg

Rougarou was originally supported by Native Earth Performing Arts, as part of the 40 Seeds for 40 Seasons commissioning and artistic development initiative, and further supported in residency with Boca del Lupo.

The August 4th performance of Rougarou is designated as a Relaxed Performance and a Risk-Conscious Performance. All audience members are required to wear face masks or coverings in Aki Studio at all times.


Content: MMIWG2S, strong language
Sensory: loud noises and music, haze/fog and distressing imagery

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