Two Planks and a Passion Theatre present


by shalan joudry

Elapultiek (ehl-ah-bool-dee-egg) – “we are looking towards” – It will be presented in the Quad at the University of King’s College at 7 p.m. on Oct. 22. The play is touring between Sept. 28 and Nov. 3 around Nova Scotia.

The performance will be held outdoors (rain location indoors). You are encouraged to bring a blanket or something to sit on.

About the Play

In the time of Idle No More, a young Mi’kmaw drum singer and a Euro-Nova Scotian biologist meet at dusk each day to count a population of endangered Chimney Swifts. As the relationship deepens over time, they struggle with their differing views of the world. Each ‘count night’ reveals a deeper complexity of connection to land, history, and ecology, and of reconciliation on a personal level.

About the Play

shalan joudry is an oral storyteller, hand -drum singer and poet from the traditional district of Kespukwitk (southwest Nova Scotia). Following years of raising children, performing, writing, and ecology work, shalan now lives and works in her community of Bear River First Nation, sharing messages of reconnecting to both land and culture.