Where Stories Meet: An Oral History of De-ba-jeh-mu-jig Theatre

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Shannon Eileen Hengen
Playwrights Canada Press, 2007 - Drama - 108 pages
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Where Stories Meet is both history and commentary. Vivid accounts of the early and middle years of North America's longest running Aboriginal theatre, De-ba-jeh-mu-jig, when the resourcefulness of the founding members was challenged to the limit, intermix with incisive views on the place of Aboriginal theatre in the Canadian mainstream today. Award-winning Native artists Shirley Cheechoo, Tomson Highway, and Alanis King recount their days with the theatre group along with their sense of the development of the Aboriginal stage; current stalwarts of the group, artistic directors, and board members sketch out a vision for the future of an art form that is certain to have influence beyond the shores of beautiful Manitoulin Island, Ontario, where this theatre began and continues to thrive.

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Shannon Hengen is a professor of English at Laurentian University. Her teaching roles include modern and contemporary drama, American literature, women's writing, and the writer's voice. She is also involved in the Interdisciplinary Masters in Humanities. Current research interests are Aboriginal and testimonial theatre, and Margaret Atwood's oeuvre.

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