šxʷʔam̓ət (home)


šxʷʔam̓ət (home) is Theatre for Living’s Forum Theatre production on issues of Reconciliation, which will be returning to the Firehall for a final run after a 20 community tour across BC and Alberta.

Conversations have been bubbling across the country about this word “Reconciliation” and what it really means.  With the “Canada 150” anniversary this past year, and with the closure of the “Truth and Reconciliation” offices in 2015, there are many questions about what these policies, proclamations, and apologies mean to all of us who call this place “home.”

What does Reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people look and feel like?  How does this idea of “Reconciliation” translate into our day to day human relationships?

This audience interactive play puts real, tough, current issues on the stage about the blockages we all face moving towards Reconciliation.  It asks the “What now?” question in regards to Reconciliation, and compels audiences to think about Reconciliation not as a “thing of the past,” but something that permeates many aspects of all of our lives.

Created and performed by a courageous mixed Indigenous and non-Indigenous cast and production team, šxʷʔam̓ət (home) weaves together stories based on real life and challenges us to make reconciliation true and honourable.  šxʷʔam̓ət (home) invites audiences to try to offer solutions to the real-life problems being presented on the stage.

šxʷʔam̓ət (home) is directed by David Diamond, and Associate Director Renae Morriseau* with the following cast:  Asivak Koostachin* (Inuk/Cree), Madeline Terbasket (Okanagan, Ho-Cak & Anishnabe), Joey Lespérance,* Mutya Macatumpag, Nayden LA Palosaari (Cree), Rev. Meg Roberts,* Sam Seward (Sḵwx̱wú7mesh & Snuneymuxw)

* Appearing courtesy of Canadian Actors’ Equity Association

Please note this production is not a Firehall production, and is not eligible for Firehall member tickets.