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Andy Moro

A Toronto-based Euro/Cree with roots in Windsor, Moosefactory, Cochrane & Hearst Ontario, northern Italy and somewhere in the Netherlands, Andy has toured extensively, implementing and operating his own designs internationally since 1990. He is a core member of the creative team at the Banff Centre╩╝s Indigenous Dance Residency, co-founder and director the multi-disciplinary organization Red Pepper Spectacle Arts and facilitated the Production Mentorship Program at the Centre for Indigenous Theatre.

Andy has worked with Native Earth Performing Arts, New Harlem Productions, Young People’s Theatre, VideoCabaret, Red Sky Dance, Dancemakers, Debajehmujig Theatre, Actor’s Repertory Company, Buddies in Bad Times, Sky Gilbert’s Cabaret Company, Daniel MacIvor’s dada kamera, Kaha:wi Dance Theatre, Western Canada Theatre, Saskatchewan Native Theatre, Halfbreed Productions, Michael Greyeyes’ Signal Theatre, Cliff Cardinal with CultureStorm and many more. He is a multi-award winner and nominee and has twice been named among Toronto’s NOW magazine top-10 theatre artists.

Andy is a proud founder and director, with Tara Beagan, of ARTICLE 11, a new creation and production company that celebrates Article 11 of the UN’s Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples through practise.

Their performative installation DECLARATION has been featured at the National Arts Centre and the Royal Ontario Museum. In Spirit was featured at Planet IndigenUs in Toronto this summer and at Performing Turtle Island in Regina in collaboration with the Gordon Tootoosis Nikaniwin Theatre in the fall. This spring, ARTICLE 11 will premiere their anticipated work Reckoning  – an interi-disciplinary triptych tackling layers of fallout from the recently resolved Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

 

Reckoning
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian;
Grade Levels: 11; 12; University/College;

Reckoning is a triptych of three short plays: Witness is a dance-movement piece featuring a Truth and Reconciliation Commissioner who unravels as he confronts the brutal testimony of residential school survivors; in Daughter, the daughter of a teacher who was accused of rape seduces her father's accuser; and Survivor is a solo piece about a man preparing to commit suicide as a protest against the insufficiencies of the reconciliation process.

Agonizing, poignant, theatrical, hilarious, and true, Reckoning illuminates the difficulties of trying to come to terms with our country's painful past.

Educator Information
Recommended for grade 11 and 12 students for courses in performance arts, language arts, and English.  Also useful for college and university courses in these areas.

Caution: explicit language and discussion of sexual and physical abuse.

Additional Information
66 pages | 5.00" x 8.00"

 

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