šxʷʔam̓ət (home) – Songhees Centre
Songhees Wellness Centre 1100 Admirals Road Victoria, BC V9A 2P6
Created and performed by a courageous mixed Indigenous and non-Indigenous cast and production team, šxʷʔam̓ət (home) weaves together stories based on real life and challenges us to make reconciliation true and honourable. šxʷʔam̓ət (home) invites audiences to try to offer solutions to the real-life problems being presented on the stage.
This audience interactive play puts real, tough, current issues on the stage about the blockages we all face moving towards Reconciliation. It asks the “What now?” question in regards to Reconciliation, and compels audiences to think about Reconciliation not as a “thing of the past”, but something that permeates many aspects of all of our lives.
Conversations have been bubbling across the country about this word “Reconciliation” and what it really means. With the “Canada 150” anniversary this past year, and with the closure of the “Truth and Reconciliation” offices in 2015, there are many questions about what these policies, proclamations, and apologies mean to all of us who call this place “home”.
What does Reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people look and feel like? How does this idea of “Reconciliation” translate into our day to day human relationships?
šxʷʔam̓ət (home), our 2017 Forum Theatre production on issues of Reconciliation, will be touring into 19 communities across BC and Alberta January 17 – February 25, 2018, and will return to Vancouver March 2 – 10 at the Firehall Arts Centre. Each tour performance will be co-hosted by local, collaborating Indigenous and non-Indigenous community organizations.