Truth Project debut performance
The GlobalFest Urban Arts Crew is honoured to be embarking on a journey of collective learning and expression with First Nations and Métis communities in Alberta through our Truth theatre project, inspired by the calls to action from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. We began last summer with the 2017 Human Rights Forum, Exploring Indigenous Rights Across Turtle Island, which featured local and international Indigenous leaders, artists, scientists and activists. In continuation, our Urban Arts Crew has been networking, researching and travelling to First Nations communities to learn more about Indigenous culture and history. For the past season we have been exploring, creating, and rehearsing together to celebrate cultural resiliency and healing through the performing arts. Our debut of the work from this joyful and unifying process features a blended cast of Indigenous and non-Indigenous urban artists, sharing their gifts in performances based on true-life stories from Alberta and globally.

Cast: Braden Lyster “Troo Knot,” Brenn Royal, Chantal Chagnon, Curtis Lefthand, Elizabeth Potskin, Ferris Littlelight “Lil Smokey,” Ryan “Rubix” De Guzman, Shalome Hope, Shandie Ta, Thomas Snow, Zam Ramirez, and Zoe Slusar.

Co-Directors: Rebecca Dawn and Dwight Farahat