By ARTICLE 11 – Created, Directed and Designed by Tara Beagan and Andy Moro
When the truth has been incinerated and reconciliation seems impossible, there is Reckoning. Reckoning is an ode to the irreconcilable. A triptych in movement, video and text, Reckoning is an incendiary theatrical presentation of three separate experiences with Indian Residential Schools, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, and the fallout that has already reverberated across the country.
Premiere Performed by PJ Prudat – Cree/Saulteaux Métis and French/Scandinavian of Saskatchewan Jonathan Fisher – Pottawattami, Mukwa Dodem, Wikwemikong Unceded Indian Reserve Glen Gould – Mi’kmaw, Membertou N.S. and John Ng (Ottawa via Hong Kong)
Elder research collaborator Paul Chaput – Métis / choreography collaborator Lina Cruz – Montréal via Bogotá / fight choreography by Casey Hudecki, 2007 winner of FDC Paddy Crean Award.
composition by Melody McKiver – Anishinaabe / production stage manager Brittany Ryan – Métis
administrating producer Leslie Kachena McCue – Anishinaabe, Curve Lake First Nation
“Its excellence sets the bar high: this work deserves a broad audience in Toronto and to tour widely. Reckoning demonstrates the unique work that live performance can do in bringing people together to share experience, raise awareness, and consider where each of us stands in the still-unfolding story of Canada’s relationship to First Peoples.”–Karen Fricker, Toronto Star