AGOKWE / AGOKWE TOURS
presented by Buddies In Bad Times Theatre in association with the National Arts Centre
Agokwe explores unrequited love between teenaged boys from neighbouring reserves. Mike is a hockey player and Jake is a dancer. The boys notice each other at the Kenora Shoppers Mall and ultimately connect through a mutual love of movement while Mike skates and Jake dances “like grass blowing in the wind.” Playing these and many more characters through the iconic multifarious persona of Nanabush The Trickster, 23-year-old Ojibwa playwright/performer Waawaate Fobister delivers a multi-award winning tour-de-force. Agokwe is a remarkable testament to the joys and tragedies of growing up marginalized by race and sexuality within a small rural community.
Written and Performed by Waawaatee Fobister / Directed By Edward Roy / Set and Projection Design Andy Moro / Lights: Kimberly Purtell, Music: Marc Merlainen, Sound: Lyon Smith.