Starting April 20, parts of Concordia’s downtown campus will become live stages for an immersive public theatre performance called Dwellings.
The Department of Theatre’s final public performance this term focuses on the concept of Indigenous homes. Students created the piece collaboratively with visiting Indigenous artists Emilie Monnet and Floyd Favel and associate professor Ursula Neuerburg-Denzer.
Actors, designers and stage managers spent the term applying theatrical methods and techniques to Indigenous stories to make theatre grounded in Indigenous history, cultures and techniques.
The performance unfolds in pop-up spaces in the LB and EV buildings, as well as the De Maisonneuve tunnel. The spaces themselves influence diverse narratives that range from family, the womb, and rivers. The goal is for performers and audiences to reflect together on contemporary Indigenous issues and the stories, people and homes at the heart of them.