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Firehall Arts Centre presents God and the Indian

  • Sunday, April 07, 2013 - Saturday, April 20, 2013 (Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Venue: Firehall Arts Centre
  • Location: Firehall Arts Centre
  • Address: 280 Cordova St East, Vancouver, BC V6A 1L3
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GOD and the INDIAN


April 7 to 20
A Firehall Arts Centre Production

Award-winning playwright Drew Hayden Taylor explores the aftermath of a life lost to residential schools.  Johnny, a First Nations man, confronts a priest from his past. God and the Indian will leave you asking: where does the guilt lie? And, how can these wounds be healed?

During the last twenty-five years of his life, Drew Hayden Taylor has done many things, most of which he is proud of. An Ojibway from the Curve Lake First Nations in Ontario, he has worn many hats in his literary career, from performing stand-up comedy at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., to being Artistic Director of Canada's premiere Native theatre company, Native Earth Performing Arts. He has been an award-winning playwright (with over 70 productions of his work), a journalist/columnist (appearing regularly in several Canadian newspapers and magazines), short-story writer, novelist, television scriptwriter, and has worked on over 17 documentaries exploring the Native experience. Most notably, he wrote and directed REDSKINS, TRICKSTERS AND PUPPY STEW, a documentary on Native humour for the National Film Board of Canada.

Oddly enough, the thing his mother was most proud of was his ability to make spaghetti from scratch.

A Firehall Arts Centre Production
Written by Drew Hayden Taylor

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