Upintheair Theatre  and Manidoons Collective Present

Young Red Voices

Indigenous Youth Storytelling Workshop - Oshki Misko Minowe

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As part of Upintheair's 2018 rEvolver Festival, Indigenous Youth (16 - 25) will have the opportunity to participate in a storytelling workshop led by Yolanda Bonnell, and facilitated by artists Cole Alvis and Ashley Bomberry.

The workshop includes warm ups, discovering the different ways a story can be told (body/movement, writing, song, or combination). Participants will find the path that suits them best and will create a 5-minute piece of theatre that will tell a specific creation story.

Participants will then have the opportunity to perform their piece in front of an audience as a prologue to Yolanda’s performance of bug at rEvolver Festival. This is not mandatory. It’s important that participants feel comfortable and that the primary goal is that they are gaining new theatrical/storytelling skills. Participants can also attend the performance with family/friends as audience members.

The workshop is FREE to participate (note the capacity is 10 participants, registering in advance is recommended). Dinner and workshop materials will be provided.

The workshop will be held at:
Jim Green House Studio @ The Cultch
1895 Venables Street
Vancouver, BC

Workshop date: Monday May 21st, 2018 @ 10am - 6pm

Email Pippa Mackie at pippa@upintheairtheatre.com or click the register button to apply to the workshop or if you have questions.

Yolanda Bonnel is a performer and playwright of Ojibwe and South Asian descent, from Fort William First Nation Indian Reserve in Thunder Bay, ON. Now based in Toronto, Yolanda graduated from Humber College’s theatre performance program and was named one of NOW Magazine’s artists to watch in Summerworks in 2016.

Cole Alvis is a Métis artist with Chippewa-Irish/English heritage from the Turtle Mountains in Manitobah. An acclaimed actor, theatre creator and artistic leader, they are an Artistic Producer of the Dora-nominated queer theatre company lemonTree creations, former Executive Director of the Indigenous Performing Arts Alliance.

Ashley Bomberr is Mohawk from the Six Nations Territory of the Grand River. She is a writer, producer & director for film and & theatre. Her most recent film, oop Danc, world premiered at the Female Eye Film Festival. She works as a stage manager for local & international theatre presentations. She is a producer & curator for multicultural and diverse showcases of tale

rEvolver 2018 Mainstage Shows

VENUE - The Cultch:  1895 Venables Street, Vancouver, BC