Tuesday November 5th, 2019
at 8am, St. Paul’s Anglican Cathedral,
227 Bloor St. E., Toronto
Crossing the White Line, a play written by Michael Mulvihill explores two protagonists who have very different “truths” to tell and who in the telling, discover much more about themselves than they ever could have had they remained as solitudes. Two strangers meet after a collision on the highway. A white man stops to help the indigenous woman and the ensuing conversation helps both to find their true selves as well as hope, compassion and love.
Playwright Michael Mulvihill plays the role of Joe an alienated white drifter alongside Tabitha Peltier, who delivers an emotional performance as Angela, the Anishinaabe-kwe who recovers from a serious accident through a combination of western and Indigenous healing. While a deep exploration of some difficult issues, as with most Indigenous storytelling there is a leavening of humour that plays a role in the telling. The play is part of an AMS Healthcare funded grant titled Two-Eyed Seeing awarded to Indigenous Scholar, Joyce Helmer (NOSM), AMS Phoenix Fellow, Marion Briggs (NOSM) and AMS Phoenix Fellow, Michelle Spadoni (Lakehead).
The play was performed this summer in Manitowaning and Wiikwemkoong. Related educational resources are being developed.
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2018 Toronto, Ontario
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2017 Toronto, Ontario
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2016 Toronto, Ontario
Faculty of Medicine at Western University, London Conference Guide
2015 Toronto, Ontario
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2014 Ottawa, Ontario
Faculty of Medicine at the University of Ottawa, Ottawa Conference Guide
2013 Niagara Falls, Ontario
Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine at McMaster University, Niagara Falls Conference Guide.
2012 Kingston, Ontario
School of Medicine at Queen’s University, Kingston