A Collective Creation by Human Cargo
Written by Christopher Morris
Directed Christopher Morris
Created by Mike Bernier, Gillian Gallow, Michelle Monteith, Abbie Ootova, Michelle Ramsay, Lyon Smith and Linnea Swan
Night marks the first time a production from Pond Inlet will appear on the NAC stage, after which it will tour to the community of Inuvik (Jan 19, 2010), the Northern Arts and Cultural Centre in Yellowknife (Jan 22-23, 2010), and the Yukon Arts Centre in Whitehorse (Jan 27-28, 2010).
Human Cargo is a multi-disciplinary theatre company based in Toronto that uses the creation of new works as a means to expose and discuss social and political issues. Through cross-cultural exchange and professional mentorship, they offer Canadian and International performance artists, and youth, a creative environment where they'll be inspired to express themselves by transforming their life experiences into theatrical language. To learn more about Human Cargo and upcoming projects, visit http://www.humancargo.ca
Night is a collective creation by Human Cargo, written and directed by Christopher Morris and featuring Mike Bernier, Michelle Monteith, Abbie Ootova and Linnea Swan. Set/Costume Design by Gillian Gallow, Lighting Design by Michelle Ramsay, Sound Design by Lyon Smith. The Stage Manager is Melissa Rood, Apprentice Stage Manager Elizabeth McDermott and Production Manager/Technical Director is Doug Morum.
Made possible with support from the Government of Nunavut's Department of Culture, Language, Elders and Youth, the National Arts Centre, First Air, Akureyri Playhouse (Iceland),the Canadian Embassy of Iceland, Canada Council and Ontario Arts Council.
NIGHT's set/costume designer Gillian Gallow won two awards at the Toronto Theatre's Dora Mavor Moore Awards.
"...The lives of a Toronto anthropologist and 16-year old Inuk girl intersect powerfully during 24 hours of darkness in Pond Inlet, Nunavut. Danielle is a scientist from the big city; Piuyuq is an Inuit girl with big dreams. The two cross paths, and when Piuyuq's best friend commits suicide both find their lives are changed forever. Created over three Arctic winters in Iceland and Nunavut, this work by Toronto's Human Cargo is presented in Inuktitut and English. ..."
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