New Play by MFA Design Student Blends Aboriginal Creation Stories

Little Creation

By Vanessa Imeson, Director Patrick New Nov. 24 – 26, 2011 Frederic Wood Theatre

Combining oral tradition with theatre, this MFA Thesis Design project by Aboriginal student Vanessa Imeson blends several Aboriginal Canadian creation stories. The quirky cast of characters are brought to life with fantastical large scale puppets enlivened by an ensemble cast comprised of professional and student actors.

Reflecting on the past and the present these tales combine to create something new that considers traditions of the past from the vantage point of today’s concrete Indian. Expect a visually exciting collision of eras and stories, all questioning: “What really constitutes the Beginning?”

MFA Directing student Patrick New, a recent Sydney J. Risk award recipient, leads the ensemble which features BFA Acting alumni Meaghan Chenosky and David Kaye, MFA Design student Alex Carr along with BFA Design student Laura Fukumoto, Law student Lisa Smith, and actors Nyla Carpentier and Ashley McCallister

A Tribe Called Red is gratefully acknowledged for permission to use their music in the production. ATCR creates an eclectic sound made up of a wide variety of musical styles ranging from Hip-Hop, Dance Hall, Electronic, and their own mash-up of club and Pow Wow music, known as Pow Wow Step. Discover their music here.

A LITTLE CREATION: November 24 – 26, 2011
VENUE: Frederic Wood Theatre, 6354 Crescent Rd., UBC MAP
CURTAIN: Thurs – Sat at 7:30 pm NOTE: Sat Matinee at 2:00 pm


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