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Moonlodge, Margo Kane. Curated in collaboration with Native Earth Performing Arts.

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Hope, healing, and hitchhiking. Taken from her family by the government, Agnes grew up away from the support of her community. Unable to change her past, Agnes follows  the voice inside her, journeying across America to where the women gather, helping her find herself, her history, and her family. An inspiring story of self-determination, and the colonial tragedies that shape our society today. Read the Playbill.

Content Warning: This play contains scenes of sexual violence and distressing situations.

> Explore the 9 other plays from Canada to round out your Around the World in 80 Plays experience

Tickets are Pay-What-You-Choose and audiences enjoy unlimited access to the audio drama from the premiere date until June 30, 2021. You will receive an email on April 21 with a link to log into your account and listen to an embedded audio file through your computer or device. To purchase a Passport Subscription and enjoy all eight productions, CLICK HERE.

Complimentary access for Front Line Workers  and members of our Free 25 and Under program sponsored by Sun Life. 


CBC IDEAS - CANADA in-depth Podcast (Available Now)

IDEAS is a deep-dive into contemporary thought and intellectual history. Using Moonlodge as a launching-off point, Host Nahlah Ayed sits down with artists to discuss the cultural context to understand this Canadian drama, and what it might have to say to our contemporary social context. FREE

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THE SIT DOWN - interview with Jani Lauzon

Director of Moonlodge, Jani Lauzon, sits down with Emma Stenning to discuss why this is a personal passion project, and how this story has had a valuable impact on Indigenous theatre in Canada. The themes speak to truth and remain so relevant to audiences right now. 


Cameron's Picks

Co-Head of the Toronto International Film Festival, Cameron Bailey, recommends his top Canadian film for you to check out.

Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance by Alanis Obomsawin

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free indigenous culinary class

In partnership with Toronto Life Insider, to celebrate the premiere of our audio drama Moonlodge, we are thrilled to offer an exclusive online Fry Bread cooking class hosted by Chef Joseph Shawana, professor at Centennial College and Chair of Indigenous Culinary of Associated Nations.


Restaurant Recommendations from Toronto LiFE

Tea n Bannock is a cheery, laid-back eatery dispensing Indigenous dishes, including buffalo, elk & fry-bread on Gerrard St E.

Why not order take-out from this or other local restaurants to enjoy while listening to the audio drama.

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Spotlight from TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF AUTHORS - TYLER PENNOCK

Keeping in touch, both figuratively and physically, is a challenge during times of isolation; while physical touch – and what we touch – is now a source of fear and anxiety for many. The Dutch phrase “skin hunger” has come to prominence in recent months, encapsulating these feelings.

For the 2020 Festival, TIFA presented Skin Hunger: a new writing commission featuring original works by internationally renowned writers, in reflection on what we’ve all felt and suffered during the COVID-19 crisis. Featured here is Tyler Pennock, a Cree and Métis writer, educator, and community worker living in Toronto, reading his Skin Hunger piece, titled Fire.

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SPOTLIGHT FROM SMALL WORLD MUSIC - CRIS DERKSEN

Most of us at Small World Music have worked with Cris Derksen in various projects – from her genre-bending solo work up through multi-choir and symphonic endeavours, and more. Like the place she has made her home, Cris’s music speaks to the way different people, ideas, influences, and cultures come together: With open mind, ears, and heart, she continues to create work that pushes the boundaries of what comprises ‘local’ music.

Juno nominated Cris Derksen, originally from Northern Alberta, Canada, is an internationally respected Indigenous cellist and composer. Derksen braids the traditional and contemporary, weaving her classical background and her Indigenous ancestry together with new school electronics to create genre-defying music. 

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ART ATTENTION FROM THE AGO

Rebecca Baird, Indigenous Art Educator at the Art Gallery of Ontario shares a piece of art from their collection, Bring me to this place (2017), Meryl McMaster

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Explore Arts and Culture

Textile Museum of Canada
Toronto
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Museum of Inuit Art
Toronto
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Explore the Canadian Arctic
Iqaluit
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The Royal Tyrrell Museum
Drumheller
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Ottawa in 360
Ottawa
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Canadian Human Rights Museum
Winnipeg
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The Theatrical Canon - Canada

9 OTHER PLAYS CURATED BY SOULPEPPER ARTISTS AND LOCAL SCHOLARS TO READ AND ENJOY! INQUIRE ABOUT THESE TITLES AT YOUR LOCAL INDEPENDENT BOOKSHOP OR LIBRARY.

Where the Blood Mixes
By Kevin Loring
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Scorched
By Wajdi Mouawad
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Lilies
By Michel-Marc Bouchard
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The Adventures of a Black Girl in Search of God
By Djanet Sears
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Kim's Convenience
By Ins Choi
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Fronteras Americanas
By Guillermo Verdecchia
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The Crackwalker
By Judith Thompson
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Farm Show
By Paul Thompson & TPM
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The Unnatural and Accidental Women
By Marie Clements
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Samantha Brown delivers a tour-de-force performance.

- NOW Magazine

This audio version of Margo Kane's Indigenous classic works beautifully. 

- NOW Magazine

Margo Kane’s play Moonlodge was written at a time where there were very few, if any, stories by Indigenous writers on our stages. This is a story of Indigenous children torn from families, stripped of cultural understanding and identity, searching for answers, navigating the harmful and stereotypical images of in popular media, but mostly it’s a story of resilience and the incredible mothers, sisters, aunts, and grandmothers who continue to survive with humor, dignity, and honour so that our children have a future.

- Jani Lauzon, Director

All around the world and throughout history, humans have acted out the stories that are significant to them, the stories that are central to their sense of who they are, the stories that have defined their communities, and shaped their societies. When we talk about classical theatre we want to explore what that means from the many perspectives of this city. This is a celebration of our global canon.

- Weyni Mengesha, Soulpepper Artistic Director

Soulpepper’s Around The World In 80 Plays series has become essential for theatre lovers. Imagine a mini international theatre festival for the ears, intellect and soul.

- NOW Magazine


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