Kiinalik: These Sharp Tools
October 24 - November 5
When the knife is dull, it has no face.
Buddies in Bad Times + Theatre Passe Muraille
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.
In the Inuktitut language, when a knife is dull, it is said to “have no face”. The word “Kiinalik” translates to mean the knife is sharp – or, “it has a face”. Embodying the stories of their heritage, Evalyn and Laakkuluk put a face to the colonial histories, power structures and the changing climate that lie between them.
Kiinalik: These Sharp Tools is being produced in partnership with Theatre Passe Muraille 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.
photo of Evalyn Parry + Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory by Elysha Poirier _ design by Lucinda Wallace
Thank you to the generous support of Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts and the TRIP Program
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A Buddies in Bad Times Theatre and Theatre Passe Muraille co-production
KIINALIK: THESE SHARP TOOLS
written + performed by EVALYN PARRY + LAAKKULUK WILLIAMSON BATHORY
directed by ERIN BRUBACHER
live video by ELYSHA POIRIER
music by CRIS DERKSEN + EVALYN PARRY
lighting design by REBECCA PICHERACK
set design by KAITLIN HICKEY
OCTOBER 24 – NOVEMBER 5, 2017
Tuesday, October 24 // 8pm (preview)
Wednesday, October 25 // 8pm (preview)
Thursday, October 26 // 8pm (opening night)
Friday, October 27 // 8pm
Saturday, October 28 // 8pm
Sunday, October 29 // 2:30pm – Relaxed performance
Tuesday, October 31 // 8pm
Wednesday, November 1 // 2pm
Wednesday, November 1 // 8pm
Thursday, November 2 // 8pm
Friday, November 3 // 8pm
Saturday, November 4 // 8pm
Sunday, November 5 // 2:30pm – Audio described performance
Theatre Passe Muraille (TPM) believes there should be a more diverse representation of artists, audience members, and stories in our theatre in Canada. TPM aspires to be a leader locally, nationally and internationally in establishing, promoting, and embracing collaborative and inclusive theatre practices that support and ignite the voices of unique artists, communities and audiences.
Founded in 1968, TPM is Canada’s original alternative theatre company, currently developing and producing new Canadian plays, striving to articulate a distinct Canadian voice that reflects the complexity of our intercultural society.
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