North Delta’s Rosemary Georgeson is a co-writer of the groundbreaking play Weaving Reconciliation: Our Way.
The play opened last night at the Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre. It will be staged there tonight and Saturday as well as May 24 to 26 before heading on tour to Penticton, Toronto and Winnipeg.
The new play and cultural encounter that gives voice to those who have lived within Canada’s long shadow of colonialism.
Led and performed by indigenous artists, Weaving Reconciliation: Our Way brings to life the story of Old One (Jonathan Fisher) and his journey to reconcile with himself, his family and his community.
Old One’s dream-like healing journey unfolds as he opens himself to his memories: of the impact of residential school on his family, the effect of intergenerational trauma on his daughter Nicole (Tai Amy Grauman), the decline of the fishing industry and the resulting loss of a working life on the water.
With humour, games, songs and gifts of hope from Trickster (Sam Bob) and his Ancestors; and with unscripted cultural sharing by youth and cultural knowledge-keepers, Old One witnesses resilience and hope for the future.
For tickets and more information visit http://weaving-reconciliation-our-way.ca/.