The Re-Read: Almighty Voice and his Wife by Daniel David Moses

Cliff Cardinal and Michaela Washburn

The Re-Read: Almighty Voice and his Wife by Daniel David Moses

Cliff Cardinal and Michaela Washburn

2:30pm

Thursday, October 29, 2020

60 mins

In partnership with Writers’ Trust of Canada, we have created a series of dialogues exploring the last 75 years of writing in Canada. Each session brings you a contemporary writer in conversation with an important work of fiction or theatre that has offered a key moment of definition, change or challenge. Together, we get to ask questions around how major books can help shape and evolve deeper understandings of our culture.

This session covers Almighty Voice and his Wife by Daniel David Moses. First published and staged in 1992, Almighty Voice and his Wife has become an important and influential work of theatre and fiction by an Indigenous writer. Almighty Voice and His Wife shakes up a familiar story from the Saskatchewan frontier, reimagining it from the postmodern late 20th century. The “renegade Indian story” transforms into both an eloquent tale of tragic love and an often hilarious, fully theatrical exorcism of the hurts of history. A modern classic about the place of First Nations people in Canada.

Presenter: Cliff Cardinal
Moderator: Michaela Washburn

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In partnership with Writers’ Trust of Canada, we have created a series of dialogues exploring the last 75 years of writing in Canada. Each session brings you a contemporary writer in conversation with an important work of fiction or theatre that has offered a key moment of definition, change or challenge. Together, we get to ask questions around how major books can help shape and evolve deeper understandings of our culture.

This session covers Almighty Voice and his Wife by Daniel David Moses. First published and staged in 1992, Almighty Voice and his Wife has become an important and influential work of theatre and fiction by an Indigenous writer. Almighty Voice and His Wife shakes up a familiar story from the Saskatchewan frontier, reimagining it from the postmodern late 20th century. The “renegade Indian story” transforms into both an eloquent tale of tragic love and an often hilarious, fully theatrical exorcism of the hurts of history. A modern classic about the place of First Nations people in Canada.

Presenter: Cliff Cardinal
Moderator: Michaela Washburn

English captioning is available for this video. Please click the ‘CC’ button in the video toolbar to turn it on.

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Cliff Cardinal is a poet, actor and playwright. Born on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, Cliff studied playwriting at the National Theatre School. He wrote and performed Huff, Cliff Cardinal’s CBC Special, The Land Acknowledgement and (Everyone I Love Has) A Terrible Fate (Befall Them). Cliff Cardinal and The Skylarks’ song Suicidal Valentine reached #6 on the Indigenous Music Countdown. He lives in Toronto, Ontario.

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Michaela Washburn is a proud Métis artist of Cree, French, Irish and English ancestry. An award winning actor, Washburn also has multiple nominations. Most notably, for the Ontario Arts Council’s Indigenous Arts Award and the K. M. Hunter Artist Award for Theatre. She has performed internationally at festivals and theatres in Wales, Aruba and across Canada and the United States. Upcoming, Michaela looks forward to the premiere of the new play she co -wrote with Carrie Costello and Joelle Peters, titled Frozen River at Manitoba Theatre for Young People this coming February. She is also honoured to be one of the artists joining Luminato’s 2020 Fall Residency.

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2:30pm

Thursday, October 29, 2020

60 mins

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