A Co-production with Touchstone Theatre, in community partnership with the Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre
A remote property is up for grabs. Three people race to claim it.
You — the audience — decide how it unfolds.
On a vast, rural estate, urban couple Abbey and Noah are on a week-long getaway to visit her father. But when they arrive, they find him missing and a local Indigenous man staying there instead. When it’s revealed that the colonial rights to the entire property are up for grabs, the audience — with electronic voting devices in hand — decides what happens next.
A daring, interactive play like nothing you’ve experienced, Inheritance puts vital issues of reconciliation and decolonization in the palms of its audiences; giving them both the freedom and the responsibility to choose the action of the play. At key moments, the play is halted, multiple plot choices are projected on screen, and the audience picks the path the play takes next, ultimately deciding its outcome and who, if anyone, will be the rightful inheritor of the land.
The performance will be 100 minutes long and followed by a professionally facilitated audience discussion.
Coarse language and mature subject matter. Not advised for under age 13.
An emotional support worker will be present at all performances.Additional Team members:
Secwepemc Creative Advisors: Mayuk Manuel and Percy Casper
Outreach & Engagement Coordinator: Eugene Crain
Research & Evaluation Leader: Jennica Nichols
Emotional Support Workers provided by: Indian Residential School Survivors Society
Dialogue Facilitation & Indigenous Cultural Safety provided by: Indigovation (Michele Mundy)
Advisory & Advocacy Council: Maxine Matilpi (RELAW: Revitalizing Indigenous Land, Air and Water), Kathleen Cunningham and Krista James (BC Law Institute), Susan Spratt (Council of Canadians), Stephen Mussell (lawyer with Mandell-Pinder), Justin B Neal (TESTIFY Indigenous Law & Arts collective), Fawn Adolph (Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre)