acts of faith
November 19 - November 28
From the African Copperbelt to the back woods of Muskoka,acts of faith tells a story about the power of belief, the disillusionment of youth and the eternal struggle between good and evil. The story follows Faith, a young woman who gets mistaken for a prophet. When a revered religious leader attempts to take advantage of her plight, she begins using her ‘gift’ to right wrongs and punish the wicked. As her spiritual notoriety grows, her own faith gradually erodes, driving her away from her home and the church in a quest for justice. Part Passion narrative, part modern retelling of David and Goliath, acts of faith is an action-adventure in the skin of a catechism. Far from home, Faith will come up against the ultimate test of her convictions in a final confrontation between sin and sainthood, morality and godliness.
Weesageechak Begins to Dance 33
November 25 - December 6
Native Earth is thrilled to announce our 33rd annual Weesageechak Begins to Dance – the online edition! This year’s festival has adapted to our current reality and remains rooted in supporting a broad spectrum of Indigenous artists in developing their work. We welcome you to join the online celebration of exciting theatre, dance, and multidisciplinary creations from across Turtle Island!
November 25 - November 29
In creating Pathetic Fallacy, writer/director Anita Rochon (who shares Artistic Director duties at The Chop with Emelia Symington Fedy) set herself the challenge of devising a live touring work that reduces climate impact by putting no performer “on tour.” Instead, every show—regardless of its geographic location—presents a different local actor in the central role of this provocative and innovative piece. Each performer receives all their staging instructions live, standing in front of a very temperamental broadcast media green screen. It’s an original collision of DIY cinematography, action film, choreography, a gallery talk, and weather forecasting —all with the immediacy of live performance.