Aki Studio Theatre Native Earth Performing Arts

585 Dundas St E, Toronto, ON, M5A 2B7 
+1 (416) 531-1402
Aki Studio Theatre Native Earth Performing Arts website
Mar 29-31 2018
Finding Wolastoq Voice is a story about a young Wolastoqiyik Indigenous woman who has been living in the dark for a very long time but finally is awakened by the sounds and voices of her ancestors. Finding Wolastoq Voice marks the theatrical debut of Samaqani Cocahq (“The Water Spirit”) Natalie Sappier of Tobique First Nation, featuring choreography by Aria Evans (Mi’kmaq/Black/British). This piece was developed with support from the Canada Council for the Arts Playwright Residency.
May 14-20 2018
For the third year running, Paprika Festival is partnering with Native Earth to present a week-long festival of work entirely created by young artists. Following a year of professional theatre training and mentorship programs, this youth-led professional performing arts organization will showcase creations from the next generation for one full week in Aki Studio. With the support of Native Earth, Paprika Festival will also offer a new program dedicated to supporting and presenting the work of young Indigenous artists. Paprika programs are free of cost for participants and offer exceptional training in playwriting, performing, directing, producing, collective creation, design, and arts administration.
Jun 01-30 2018
Weaving Reconciliation gives voice to those who have lived within and around Canada’s long shadow of colonization. A contemporary weaving together of theatre, Indigenous cultural practices and lived experience, this multi-disciplinary production is about our hopes for a good future guided by the principles of our cultural past. Weaving Reconciliation unfolds through the eyes of Old One, whose life story interweaves with his healing journey as he opens up to life’s regrets and hopes.