Kiinalik: These Sharp Tools
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“a bracing, beautiful, thought-provoking, unsettling, challenging show”

— Intermission Magazine

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.

Kiinalik: These Sharp Tools continues to tour in 2019-20, breaking Buddies on to the international scene with an engagement at the prestigious Edinburgh International Festival before coming to Ottawa as part of inaugural Indigenous Theatre season at Canada’s National Arts Centre. More engagements to be announced soon.

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The Kingfisher Foundation

Kiinalik: These Sharp Tools was originally developed and co-produced with Theatre Passe Muraille.

photo of Evalyn Parry + Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory by Jeremy Mimnagh

A Buddies in Bad Times Theatre production

KIINALIK: THESE SHARP TOOLS

written + performed by EVALYN PARRY + LAAKKULUK WILLIAMSON BATHORY
created by EVALYN PARRY, LAAKKULUK WILLIAMSON BATHORY, ERIN BRUBACHER + ELYSHA POIRIER with CRIS DERKSEN
directed by ERIN BRUBACHER
live video by ELYSHA POIRIER
original composition + live music by CRIS DERKSEN + EVALYN PARRY
sound by ALEDA ROCHE
lighting design by REBECCA PICHERACK
set design by KAITLIN HICKEY

“Powerfully connects audience to peoples and culture of the North”

-Toronto Star (Read Article)

“Astounding… another example of how working together rather than in conflict can lead to the best theatre”

-Globe & Mail (Read Article)

“a bracing, beautiful, thought-provoking, unsettling, challenging show”

-Intermission Magazine (Read Article)

“Kiinalik: These Sharp Tools deserves to run forever, to be heaped with laurels, for the performers to be born aloft in the streets as an example of how to do the thing brilliantly. Go.”

-Mooney on Theatre (Read Article)

“astonishing and almost frightening in its transgressive power”

-Now Magazine (Read Article)

Top 10 Shows of 2017

-The Globe & Mail
-The Toronto Star

Outstanding New Play

-Dora Mavor Moore Awards

Best Director of a Play – Erin Brubacher

-Toronto Theatre Critics Association

Best Actress in a Play – Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory

-Toronto Theatre Critics Association

Outstanding Sound Design / Composition

-Dora Mavor Moore Awards

Photos of Evalyn Parry, Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory, and Cris Derksen. Set by Kaitlin Hickey; Projections by Elysha Poirier, Lighting by Rebecca Picherack. Photos by Jeremy Mimnagh.

Tour Dates

JUNE 12-16, 2019
Luminato (Toronto)

AUGUST 2-5, 2019
Edinburgh International Festival (Scotland)

OCTOBER 25 + 26, 2019
Festival Internacional Cervantino (Guanajuato, Mexico)

JANUARY 22 – FEBRUARY 9
Great Canadian Theatre Company (Ottawa)
a co-presentation with the National Arts Centre Indigenous Theatre