WHO WE ARE
Vault Projects is a company of artists whom collaborate across a variety of artistic mediums to create new experimental theatre works.
Vault Projects is run by me, Frances Koncan! Anishinaabe writer, director, Taurean vegetarian originally from Couchiching First Nation and now based in Winnipeg. She is currently the Artist-in-Residence at the Churchill Northern Studies Centre in Northern Manitoba, where she has convinced the staff to learn parkour while she plays doom jazz, and they are (probably) loving it.
We are in the process of crafting up a brand new play for the 2017 Winnipeg Fringe Festival, and we are humbly asking for your generous help!
RIOT RESIST REVOLT REPEAT
A long time ago in the future.
Iskwe is a young Cree woman living in Winnipeg, a city surrounded by walls that keep the good things in and the bad things out (or maybe it's the other way around). When her sister goes missing, Iskwe embarks on a journey outside the wall to seek justice, get revenge, and uncover the truth... while her Psychiatrist in the hospital where she is being treated for mental illness assures her there is no wall at all.
Which world is real, and which is the imagination of a brain on fire? And if both feel equally real, whose place is it to determine which is the ultimate reality?
Inspired by pipelines, by Standing Rock, by resistence, by Nick Cave, by our ancestral revolutionaries throughout history, by the culturally insensitive colonial determinants and treatments of mental illness of Indigenous peoples that perpetuate cycles of trauma, by the trendiness of neon, and by the lonesome lovely landscapes of the Great White North.
Showing daily at the Winnipeg Fringe Festival.
July 19th to July 30th.
The Rudolf Rocker.
91 Albert St.
$12 adults, $10 students, seniors & Fringe performers
Starring Melanee Deschambeault, Adrianna Kollar, and Eric Rae
Stage Managed by Sandy Klowak
Original Music composed by Frances Koncan
Written and Directed by Frances Koncan
Our crowdfunding budget breakdown includes:
$2500 - Artist Fees
$2000 - Rehearsal and Venue Rental
$500 - Design Materials (Set, Costume, Projection)
The majority of our budget is dedicated to our talented performers, whom will be scuplting this work collaboratively in experimental, non-linear modes and forms. Your support will be ensuring that these performers are honoured for their time and their expertise, and contributing to the development of Indigenous theatre and performance!
TESTIMONIALS AND REVIEWS
"More than a performance... an experience not to be missed." - 'Little Red', Michelle Palansky, CBC
"...Brash and fearlessly creative." - 'zahgidiwin/love', Shawna Dempsey, CBC
"You're not the failure child." - 'my life', Mom
(Kelsey Wavey, Beverley Katherine, and Erin Meagan Schwartz in "zahgdiwin/love". Photo by Adrianna Kollar.)
(Kristina Guevarra, Riva Billows, and Jonathan Mourant in "After the Ball is Over". Photo by Frances Koncan.)
(Kristen Einarson and Eric Rae in "Little Red". Photo by Frances Koncan.)
(Kristen Einarson, Tristen Foy, and Rowan Gannon, "How to Talk to Human Beings". Photo by Frances Koncan.)
(Some cute dogs I saw in Churchill, "Dogs Being Cute". Photo by Frances Koncan.)
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