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Playwrights Canada Press Spring 2020

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Bears
Matthew MacKenzie ,

Foreword by :

Christine Sokaymoh Frederick

Imprint:

Playwrights Canada Press

ISBN:

9780369101068

Product Form:

Paperback

Form detail:

Trade
Paperback , Trade
English

Audience:

General Trade
Jun 10, 2020
$17.95 CAD
Active

Dimensions:

7.5in x 5 x 0.4 in | 60 gr

Page Count:

64 pages

Duration:

70 minutes
Playwrights Canada Press
DRAMA / Canadian
 
Carol Bolt Award 2018, Winner Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding New Play 2018, Winner Gwen Pharis Ringwood Award for Drama 2020, Nominated Toronto Theatre Critics Award for Best New Canadian Play 2018, Winner
  • Short Description

Floyd, the prime suspect in a workplace accident, follows the route of the Trans Mountain Pipeline as he is pursued by the RCMP. But by the time he reaches the Pacific, Floyd has experienced some significant physical changes…

As the prime suspect in a workplace accident, Floyd has to get out of town fast. Pursued by the RCMP, he heads through the Rockies for Burnaby, BC, along the route of the Trans Mountain Pipeline. By the time he reaches the Pacific, Floyd has experienced changes: his gait widening, muscles bulging, sense of smell heightening…

Bears has been performed in Edmonton, Maskwacîs, Saddle Lake First Nation, Toronto, Calgary, Vancouver, Canmore, Kamloops, Wells, and Victoria.


A citizen of the Métis Nation of Alberta, Matthew MacKenzie is a multi-award-winning playwright from amiskwacîwâskahikan (Edmonton). Artistic Director of Punctuate! Theatre, Matthew is the founder and Artistic Associate with Pyretic Productions and Canadian Liaison of the Liberian Dance Troupe. Matthew has had nearly a dozen of his works produced across Turtle Island.

Christine Sokaymoh Frederick is an urban Cree-Métis with decades of experience in multiple artistic disciplines. She is Executive Director and Producer of the Rubaboo Arts Festival and the Dreamspeakers International Film Festival, which celebrated their tenth and twenty-fifth anniversaries in 2019. She is the first Indigenous Associate Artist of the Citadel Theatre and first Indigenous board member of the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, and she sits on the national Canada 2020 Frankfurt Book Fair board. She’s attended the University of Alberta, the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity and the University for Peace (Costa Rica). She is former Chair of the Edmonton Arts Council, former Vice Chair of the Alberta Foundation for the Arts and has sat on the executive of the Indigenous Performing Arts Alliance. She served on the committees for the ᐄᓃᐤ (ÎNÎW) River Lot 11∞, one of the first Indigenous Public Art Parks. She recently produced/performed in the double bill national tour of Bears and her own play Minosis Gathers Hope. She is the recipient of the 2007 Esquao Award in Arts, and the 2016 Edmonton Mayor’s Award for Excellence in Artistic Leadership.

Bears is inventive and daring theatre.”

- Liz Nicholls, Edmonton Journal

“It’s packed with the same adrenaline rush you’d get from a sprint. And like any run, Bears will leave you breathless.”

- Amanda Ghazale Aziz, NOW Magazine

“It’s a blend of chase story, identity search, ode to Indigenous spirituality, dark comedy, interdisciplinary spectacle, and eco-activist plea.” - The Georgia Straight

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