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Let it be the beginning of a conversation.
Let it be a meeting place and a reckoning.
Let it live radically in a feminine paradigm.
Let it be complex. Let it be unresolved.


Kiinalik: These Sharp Tools

created __ EVALYN PARRY + LAAKKULUK WILLIAMSON BATHORY + ERIN BRUBACHER + ELYSHA POIRIER with CRIS DERKSON

written + performed __ EVALYN PARRY + LAAKKULUK WILLIAMSON BATHORY
directed __ ERIN BRUBACHER
live video __ ELYSHA POIRIER
cello and live music __ CRIS DERKSEN + EVALYN PARRY
lighting design __ REBECCA PICHERACK
set design __ KAITLIN HICKEY
sound __ ALEDA DEROCHE
stage management __ CHRISTINA CICKO / GEORGIA PRIESTLEY-BROWN


PAST PERFORMANCES

DECEMBER 2018
Qaggiavuut (Iqaluit, Canada)

JANUARY 30 – FEBRUARY 2, 2019
PuSh International Performing Arts Festival, presented with Touchstone Theatre (Vancouver, Canada)

MARCH 12 – 16, 2019
Espace Libre (Montréal, Canada)

JUNE 12-16, 2019
Luminato (Toronto, Canada)

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

OCTOBER 25 & 26
Festival Cervantino, Mexico

JANUARY 22- FEBRUARY 9
A GCTC and National Arts Centre Indigenous Theatre co-presentation (Ottawa, Canada)

Kiinalik: These Sharp Tools Premiered at Buddies in Badtimes Theatre October 24 - November 5, 2017


AWARDS

TOP 10 SHOWS OF 2017
The Globe & Mail
The Toronto Star

BEST DIRECTOR  – ERIN BRUBACHER
Toronto Theatre Critics Association

BEST PERFORMER – LAAKKULUK WILLIAMSON BATHORY
Toronto Theatre Critics Association

OUTSTANDING SOUND DESIGN/ COMPOSITION
Dora Mavor Moore Award

OUTSTANDING NEW PLAY
Dora Mavor Moore Award



PRESS

“POWERFULLY CONNECTS AUDIENCE TO PEOPLES AND CULTURE OF THE NORTH”
-Toronto Star (Read Article)

"AN ELECTRIFYING RECLAIMING OF CULTURAL ROOTS DELIVERED WITH POWER AND GRACE"
- The Herald Scotland (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)

Artsfile Ottawa

Stratford Festival Reviews

CBC