White Man’s IndianWMI Collective
This is the story of Eva, a Cree teenage girl, and her journey through the maze of a White Man’s high school. In a hilarious new work from emerging First Nations artist Darla Contois, Eva goes on a quest for identity and spirituality through the hallways of teen angst, racism, and an evil prom queen. Both poetic and humorous, White Man’s Indian is a moving story of memory, courage, alienation, and belonging.
This work has been selected by UNO Fest’s Guest Indigenous Curator, Yolanda Bonnell.
“Contois’s convincing performance is the highlight, culminating in some haunting and heartrending moments of realization and defeat, but also strength and resilience, that will make many reach for a tissue.” – NOW Magazine
About the artist:
Darla Contois (Cree) is from Grand Rapids Cree Nation in Manitoba. She studied theatre at Manitoba Theatre for Young People, University of Manitoba, and is an esteemed graduate of a three-year professional training program at the Centre for Indigenous Theatre. Darla has appeared most recently in Only Drunks and Children Tell the Truth (Dir: Herbie Barnes, CIT/Helen Gardiner Phelan Playhouse) and White Buffalo Calf Woman (Dir: Jim Warren, CIT/Helen Gardiner Phelan Playhouse) and has premiered as a playwright with her first one-woman show, White Man’s Indian.
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