Inner Elder

Created and Performed by Michelle Thrush, Directed by Karen Hines
Co-presented by Nightwood Theatre and Native Earth Performing Arts
May 8-12, 2019 at Aki Studio (585 Dundas Street E #120)

Inner Elder takes audiences on a journey of transformation through laughter and real-life memories of Gemini Award-winning Cree artist Michelle Thrush as she explores her own inner elder. Using a delicate blend of Bouffon and Indigenous clowning, this performance offers a heightened experience in the theatre and an extraordinary vision of our world.

★★★★ “A master storyteller. […] Thrush’s recollection is so vivid, it sears itself into your consciousness.” – Calgary Herald

Photo of Michelle Thrush by Ben Laird.

Show Times:
May 8 - 12, 2019

Wednesday, May 8 |  8 pm (SOLD OUT)
Thursday, May 9 |  1 pm (SOLD OUT)
Thursday, May 9 |  8 pm
Friday, May 10 | 1pm
Friday, May 10 |  8 pm
Saturday, May 11 |  2 pm
Saturday, May 11 |  8 pm
Sunday, May 12 |  2 pm

Approximately 55 minutes | No Intermission

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Inner Elder


Michelle Thrush: Creator | Performer
Karen Hines: Director
Sandi Somers: Lighting | Scenic Design
Sandy Scofield: Composer
JP Lord: Sound Design
Cimmeron Meyer: Stage Manager | Lighting Director
Grant Burns: Producer

Inner Elder was developed during workshops in 2017 supported by Lunchbox Theatre & One Yellow Rabbit. The performance premiered at the 2018 High Performance Rodeo at Lunchbox.
To present Inner Elder at your theatre, please contact Grant Burns.

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