|Songs of Love and Medicine,
one work comprised of two plays with music, offers a First Nations
perspective on the war of the sexes.
Playwright Daniel David Moses', a coroner of the theatre who slices
open the human heart to reveal the fear, hatred and love that have
eaten away at it, according to the Globe and Mail's Kate Taylor (in
response to The Indian Medicine Shows), dives into the great divide
and comes up with these non-identical twins, twins, a dark farce and a
The Ballad of Burnt Ella re-imagines a too familiar
story by trying to answer the question - What if Cinderella had been a
Mohawk girl with a prince of a guy in her heart and Country and
Western music on her mind?
A Song of the Tall Grass
expands an old Lakota ghost story, using a contemporary First Nation a
cappella singing style that has roots in powwow, jazz and spirituals,
to find healing for the wounds our wild hearts cause us.