Aboriginal theatre program takes centre stage

The first students in the wîcêhtowin Aboriginal Theatre Program at the University of Saskatchewan are celebrating the completion of their certificate program with four shows on campus this week.

By University Communications

The class of wîcêhtowin—a Cree word meaning living together in harmony—is performing maskihkiyiwan nehiyawin: Re-igniting the Fire, directed by Carol Greyeyes. The May 30 and 31 performances are scheduled for 8 pm on the lawn in front of the John Mitchell Building, with the June 1 show in the Greystone Theatre at 8 pm, while the June 2 performance is scheduled for 2 pm in the Greystone Theatre.

Admission is free, with donations welcome. Seat reservations for the June 1 and 2 shows can be made by calling 306-966-5188.

The wîcêhtowin Aboriginal Theatre Program at the College of Arts and Science is the first of its kind at a Canadian university, and is helping a new generation of students tell stories about their place in the 21st century.

You can read more about the course and the performances in the Saskatoon StarPhoenix.