A concert and a conversation, Kiinalik: These Sharp Tools is the meeting place of two people, and the North and South of our country. Inuk artist Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory and queer theatre-maker Evalyn Parry met on an Arctic expedition from Iqaluit to Greenland. Now sharing a stage, these two powerful storytellers map new territory together in a work that gives voice and body to the histories, culture, and climate we’ve inherited, and asks how we reckon with these sharp tools.
Eggrolls with Andy is a before show chat where TPM Artistic Director Andy McKim talks about the larger of themes of a play with a community expert. On November 1st Eggrolls with Andy will be happening at 7:15 before the 8pm performance of Kiinalik: These Sharp Tools. Andy from TPM & Mel from Buddies will be speaking with Katherine Minich, who is Faculty at the McMaster Indigenous Studies Program.
*Eggrolls will be happening at 12 ALEXANDER STREET.
Co-produced by Buddies in Bad Times Theatre and Theatre Passe Muraille.
written + performed by EVALYN PARRY + LAAKKULUK WILLIAMSON BATHORY
directed by ERIN BRUBACHER
live video by ELYSHA POIRIER
live music by CRIS DERKSEN + EVALYN PARRY
lighting design by REBECCA PICHERACK
set design by KAITLIN HICKEY
stage manager CHRISTINA CICKO
sound design ALEDA DEROCHE
Kiinalik: These Sharp Tools is being produced in partnership with Buddies in Bad Times as part of a new initiative between our two companies to share resources and introduce our audiences to the work being done on other stages in Toronto. This show is paired with Acha Bacha, a new play by Bilal Baig about the intersection of queerness, gender identity, and Islam, which will premiere on Theatre Passe Muraille’s stage in January 2018.
Relaxed Performance: Sunday October 29, 2017 at 2:30pm
Eggrolls with Andy: Wednesday November 1, 2017 at 7:15pm
Audio Described Performance: Sunday November 5, 2017 at 2:30pm