Rocko & Nakota: Tales from the LandJosh Languedoc
Warm, gentle and beautifully performed, Rocko & Nakota: Tales from the Land brings to life Anishinaabe stories that honour the land, as shared through the relationship between a grandfather and his grandson. This show explores the interplay between stories of the present against the long forgotten stories of the past.
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“Bold stage presence and gifted storytelling ability…audience members are treated to vivid, emotional tales with a touch of humour (and a ton of heart) sure to interest people both young and old.” 4 Stars, -VUE Weekly (Edmonton)
“Masterful script…a wonderful love song to the stories that shape and ground us.”
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️½, Check the Program Victoria
Director: Eric Smith
Original Producer: Theatre Prospero
Original Technical Director: Haley Mailandt
Thanks to Edmonton Heritage Council, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity
About the artist
Josh is an Anishinaabe playwright, storyteller, and educator living on Treaty 6 Territory. An active playwright in development at Workshop West Playwrights Theatre, Josh has several projects in development, including The Eyes of Spirits (Workshop West, Citadel Theatre, Native Earth); IN-COR-RI-GI-BLE: The Legend of Thundervoice (Blyth Festival); CIVIL BLOOD: A Treaty Story (Thou Art Here Theatre); and Wolf Runner (Concrete Theatre).
For the past year, Josh has toured Rocko and Nakota: Tales From the Land to 6 Fringe Festivals, Edmonton’s Deep Freeze Festival, The Thousand Faces Festival, and to various schools. In the summer, Josh will perform it at the Blyth Festival. Josh could not be happier to be returning to Victoria for UNO Fest with this show!
As an educator, Josh enjoys working with young minds and engaging them in the creative process. In December, 2018, Josh facilitated and co-directed Ross Sheppard High School’s indigenous production of Side By Side: Our Stories. Josh also teaches at the Citadel Theatre’s Foote Theatre School and Workshop West’s youth playwriting program, #WritesOfPassage. This summer, Josh will teach at Artstrek, Alberta’s largest youth theatre summer camp.
In September, 2019, Josh will begin his MFA in Theatre Practices in Indigenous Storytelling/Playwriting at the University of Alberta. And coming up in development, keep an eye out for Josh’s new one-man indigenous show, TAIY.
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Victoria, BC V8W 2J5
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