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In this collection of short but powerful two-spirit plays, characters dispel conventional notions of gender and sexuality while celebrating Indigenous understandings.

With a refreshing spin, the plays in Two Spirit Acts touch on topics of desire, identity, and community as they humorously tackle the colonial misunderstandings of Indigenous people. From a female trickster story centered on erotic lesbian tales to the farcical story about a new nation of Indigenous people called the Nation of Mischief, this collection creates a space to explore what it means to be queer and Indigenous.

Includes: Agokwe by Waawaate Fobister, Hot n Soft by Muriel Miguel, and Justice of the Piece, Séance, and Taxonomy of the European Male by Kent Monkman.

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In this collection of short, powerful two-spirit plays, characters dispel conventional notions of gender and sexuality while celebrating Indigenous understandings.

Synopsis:

These plays touch on topics of desire, identity, and community as they humorously tackle the colonial misunderstandings of Indigenous people and create a space to explore what it means to be queer and Indigenous. Includes: Agokwe by Waawaate Fobister, Hot n Soft by Muriel Miguel, and Justice of the Piece, Séance, and Taxonomy of the European Male by Kent Monkman.

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Jean OHara is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Theatre Studies at York University. The primary focus of her work is devised ensemble-based theatre that addresses socio-political issues. Jean has collaborated with the San Francisco Mime Troupe and the Dell Arte International School of Physical Theatre. She has also studied and applied Augusto Boals theatre for social justice both in the community and the classroom. Jean has been directing and teaching theatre for the past fifteen years and her research interests include Indigenous theatre and representation and queer performance.

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wild1jessie, October 29, 2013 (view all comments by wild1jessie)
This book is phenomenal. Great writing by incredible artists! What a gift to all of us that these Indigenous perspectives are being shared.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781770911840
Author:
O'hara, Jean
Publisher:
Playwrights Canada Press
Author:
O'Hara, Jean
Subject:
Anthologies (multiple authors)
Subject:
Drama-Play Anthologies
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20140431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.38 x 5.38 in

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In this collection of short, powerful two-spirit plays, characters dispel conventional notions of gender and sexuality while celebrating Indigenous understandings.
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These plays touch on topics of desire, identity, and community as they humorously tackle the colonial misunderstandings of Indigenous people and create a space to explore what it means to be queer and Indigenous. Includes: Agokwe by Waawaate Fobister, Hot n Soft by Muriel Miguel, and Justice of the Piece, Séance, and Taxonomy of the European Male by Kent Monkman.
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