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Toronto: Native Earth announces the creators for “40 Seeds for 40 Seasons”
Monday, August 22, 2022
Native Earth celebrates its 40th year!
To honour the past we look to the future.
For the past 40 years, the development of new work has always been at the core of the company; so, what better way to celebrate this anniversary than by giving back to the community which made Native Earth what it is today? This is an opportunity to create a multitude of new projects and together expand the ecology of Indigenous work. There are many untold stories yet to take shape. Let them come to life!
During 2022, Native Earth will support 40 artists to develop 40 new projects across the country, in recognition of each of the 40 years of Native Earth’s history. Each artist will receive $4,000 to develop a new work. The funding can be used however they choose.
This program is intended to support the development of a first draft / iteration of a new project. The artist need only acknowledge the development support of Native Earth and has no other commitment to the company. Artists will retain all rights to their work, which could eventually be produced by any company. This first draft could become a calling card for future opportunities such as grants, commissions, and further development.
In celebration of our 40th anniversary, Native Earth is thrilled to support 40 creators to development of a first draft or iteration of a new project!
Meet the Artists & their Projects:
ALEXA BLACK – Ne Itemigilis Guyutpapalut
AMANDA TRAPP – Half Breed Vaudeville
AQUA NIBII WAAWAASKONE – Water Hunters
BARRY BILINSKY – Weentuguy
BRUCE SINCLAIR – kuska wahkamin
CAMERON PEAL – Under Construction (Working Title)
CELESTE SANSREGRET – 23 Beds
CHRISTINE FRIDAY – Memegwesi
COLE ALVIS – And Then They Came
COLIN WOLF – CoyWolf Development
DAMION ALEXANDER LECLAIR – Lii Oskinîkô Pi Lii Rougarou (The Young Man and The Rougarou) [Working Title]
DANICA CHARLIE – Shelter
DANIEL PUGLAS – Where were you? (Working Title)
DENEH’CHO THOMPSON – Re-Uncovering (Working Title)
DENISE MCLEOD – IndigiBabes Burlesque Not Your Sacred Object
DILLAN CHIBLOW – The 7 Fires: A New Musical
ED BOURGEOIS – CORVID-19
ELIZABETH DENNY – The Year He Turned Thirteen (Working Title)
EMILY SOLSTICE TAIT – Giin Dash? (Working Title)
FRANCES KONCAN – Medea’s Masquerade
HAILEY VERBONAC – The Dragonfly Prophet
JEANETTE KOTOWICH & KATHLEEN NISBET
JILL GORANSON – Game Changer (Working Title)
JOHN COOK – Steps
JP LONGBOAT – 40 Seeds for 40 Seasons
JULIA ROSS – An Indigenous-Written Play
KOLE DURNFORD – SKYSCRAPER
MARA TURENNE – A Product of the Past
MARY-ROSE COHEN – I am stars and I am land
NOVA COURCHENE – Waawaakeshiwag Waabanowin
NYLA CARPENTIER – Almost PowWow Time! (Working Title)
PHILIP GELLER & JUSTINE WOODS – We Wear Our Stories
PJ PRUDAT – the crown vs oke-mas-kwe (boss woman)
REBECCA CUDDY – Finding William (John)
RENELTTA ARLUK – Grandpa Stories
RYLEE NEPINAK – A ride for tataskwayak
SHANDRA SPEARS BOMBAY – Ganawenjigaazo
SUMMER BRESETTE – The Rum Runner
WAAWAATE FOBISTER – MISKWIIN