By Quelemia Sparrow
Directed by Kim Senklip Harvey
Produced by Savage Society
March 19 - 28, 2020 • Studio B
Tickets only $29
One woman's journey towards spiritual reclamation
A black hole, hungry ghosts, a Grandmother wolf—Quelemia Sparrow’s Skyborn is an epic odyssey grounded in Indigenous ancestral knowledge. Guided through the universe on a river made of stars, Sparrow makes a journey by canoe to recover her lost soul from the land of the dead. This adventure is deeply rooted in the cosmology and teachings of her Musqueam heritage. It invites the audience to bear witness to a reclamation of culture, land, and self.
Skyborn is imaginatively constructed and fiercely poignant. It introduces never-before-seen Musqueam/Sto:lo visual storytelling and animation, as well as inter-Indigenous sound and puppetry, but at its heart is the simple, irreducible force of human presence: Sparrow is a natural performer, endowed with grace and magnetism. This work is her gesture of liberation.
|MARCH 19||THURSDAY||8PM||PREVIEW||GET TICKETS|
|MARCH 20||FRIDAY||8PM||OPENING NIGHT||GET TICKETS|
|MARCH 21||SATURDAY||2PM||GET TICKETS|
|MARCH 21||SATURDAY||8PM||GET TICKETS|
|MARCH 24||TUESDAY||1PM||GET TICKETS|
|MARCH 24||TUESDAY||8PM||GET TICKETS|
|MARCH 25||WEDNESDAY||8PM||WINE WEDNESDAY
|MARCH 26||THURSDAY||8PM||TALKBACK||GET TICKETS|
|MARCH 27||FRIDAY||8PM||AFTERPLAY||GET TICKETS|
|MARCH 28||SATURDAY||2PM||GET TICKETS|
|MARCH 29||SATURDAY||8PM||GET TICKETS|
Afterplay (post-show) – Like a book club but for theatre! Share your thoughts and experience with fellow audience members in this informal chat.
Opening Night – Stay for a celebratory reception after the Opening Night show and mingle with the talented artists.
Talkback (post-show) – Meet the cast and creative team after the show for a fun Q&A session in an intimate setting.
Wine Wednesday (Tasting 7pm, Show 8pm) – Join us for a complimentary pre-show wine tasting, presented by a local Richmond family winery. (Ages 19+)
Quelemia Sparrow Playwright & Performer
Kim Senklip Harvey Director
Lindsay Lachance Dramaturgy
Andy Moro Set Design
Emily Soussanna Video Design
Evan Ducharme Costume Design
Itai Erdal Lighting Design
Chief Lady Bird, Chrystal Sparrow, Carrielynn Victor Illustrators
Mishelle Cuttler, Christie Lee Charles, Russell Wallace Sound Team
Stephanie Elgersma Puppet Design
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