Where Stories Meet: An Oral History of De-ba-jeh-mu-jig Theatre
Shannon Eileen Hengen
Playwrights Canada Press, 2007 - Drama - 108 pages
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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