Material Witness, an Aanmitaagzi and Spiderwoman Theater Production Coming to Algoma University


Algoma University is pleased to announce that a performance of ‘Material Witness”, an Aanmitaagzi and Spiderwoman Theater Production, will be taking place in the Shingwauk Auditorium on Saturday, May 4th, 2019.

Material Witness, is inspired by Spiderwoman Theater’s 1976 production of Women in Violence. Irreverent, sometimes surprising, the show is rooted in powerful storytelling, with a twist of humour and an uplifting musical beat. It is a multigenerational exploration of violence, healing and renewal in the lives of Indigenous women in urban and rural communities on Turtle Island.

Directed by Muriel Miguel and co-created and performed by Gloria Miguel, Penny Couchie, Cherish Violet Blood, Donna Couteau and Josephine Henu Tarrant, (taking the role of original cast member, Ange Loft), “Material Witness can be poetic. At other times, it’s rowdy and playful, displaying an enormous sense of energy, strength and goodwill. Yet, its subject is dead serious,” said Anita Gates of the New York Times. (Description taken from event website: Link)

“Material Witness is a significant theatrical production that opens up spaces and discussions that highlight the complex ways in which gendered and colonial violence takes place,” says Dr. Vivian Jimenez-Estrada, Associate Professor in Algoma University’s Sociology department. “It reminds us that the personal is political, and creates a collective entanglement that needs to be destabilized and healed.”

For full event details and tickets, please click here