2016 Dora Award Recipient:
Outstanding New Play
Outstanding Performance – Male
Outstanding Production (HUFF)
Outstanding New Play (Cliff Cardinal)
Outstanding Performance by a Male (Cliff Cardinal)
Outstanding Lighting Design (Michelle Ramsay)
Native Earth Performing Arts and North York Arts co-present
Cost: Tickets are $25-$30
Date: February 10-12, 2016
Place: Toronto Centre for the Arts, Studio Theatre
North York Arts kicks off the 2016 year of programming with a theatre co-production of HUFF, starring Cliff Cardinal directed by Karin Randoja.
Huff, first developed at Native Earth’s Weesageechak Begins to Dance festival, is the story of Wind and his brothers, caught in a torrent of solvent abuse while coping with the death of their mother. Wind’s gas-induced dream world bleeds into his haunting reality as he’s preyed on by Trickster through the hallways at school, the abandoned motel he loves more than home, and through his own fragile psyche. Huff is the recipient of the 2012 Buddies in Bad Times Vanguard Award for Risk & Innovation and playwright Cardinal was just named this year’s winner of the RBC Tarragon Emerging Playwright Prize.
NATIVE EARTH PERFORMING ARTS is Canada’s oldest professional Indigenous theatre company. Currently in their 33rd year, Native Earth is dedicated to creating, developing and producing professional artistic expressions of the Indigenous experience in Canada. Through stage productions (theatre, dance and multi-disciplinary art), new script development, apprenticeships and internships, Native Earth seeks to fulfill a community of artistic visions.
Tickets can be purchased online at www.tocentre.com
or by calling the Toronto Centre for the Arts Box Office at 416.250.3708.
Discounted rates available for group purchases.