Written and performed by Sheldon Elter, 2003
This show, originally produced by One Little Indian Productions at Nextfest (and premiered in the Living Room Playhouse), is a solo work of strength and humour. This is a good example of a show that began in our little space (The Living Room Playhouse) and went on to other venues.
We were lucky enough to be the first stage to house this show before it went to The Edmonton Fringe, The Roxy Theatre, The Magnetic North Festival (Ottawa), Auckland, and audiences to numerous to mention across Canada from coast to coast to coast. The show combines the mechanics of stand up comedy, and solo performance dialogue with precision and passion.
The goal of this project was to deliver a program to Native youth without preaching and in a fashion that truly reaches teens. We did market the shows to communities and general, but we did change the show a little to make it marketable to school audiences.