Tricksters and Writers at VIWFF 2020

1:00 PM, March 5, 2020

Tricksters and Writers Actor Table Read Workshop

Tricksters and Writers

Tricksters and Writers is a screenwriting program for Indigenous women currently delivered in the Interior, on Vancouver Island and in Vancouver.  It offers a supportive network for Indigenous women screenwriters, instructional sessions, story editing sessions with professional story editors and workshops with professional actors. 

Two scripts will be workshopped during the festival on March 4th and 5th:

  • Owl’s Pawn by Dawn Tonks (Kamloops)
    Scarred by her past and desperate for normality Angel taunts the edge of her sanity with a relentless pursuit of vengeance and redemption. 

  • It is Beautiful by Jules Koostachin (Vancouver)
    Sassy travels back to her home community in Northern Ontario to say goodbye to her great KoKoom (grandmother) and comes face to face with a truth about herself, her twin, and the love of her life.

Guests are invited to listen to the reading of selected excerpts on the afternoon of March 5th at 1pm at the Vancity Theatre, 1181 Seymour St. (Tickets are not required.)

Actors include: Asivak Koostachin, Madeline Kenoras. Olivia Lucas, Quelemina Sparrow, Raes Calvert, Sam Bob, Siobhan Barker, Bronson Pellitier

Workshop leaders are David Geary and Renae Morriseau.

Festival Schedule

Tricksters and Writers is supported by Matrix Production Services, CMPA-BC, Creative BC, Island North Film Commission, Telus Storyhive, Indigenous Independent Digital Filmmaking (Capilano University),BC Arts Council

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