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Building the Fire

Building the Fire

By Building the Fire
Come sit by the fire.

Listen in on a journey of Indigenous Matriarchal reclamation.

Season 1 documents the production process of Kamloopa, a new play by Kim Senklip Harvey.
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Episode #4 Our Own Paths

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Episode #5 Go for Joy
Focusing on joy as we open the last leg of Kamloopa 2018 on the traditional territory of the Cree and homeland of the Metis people. We thank the original caretakers of all the lands we've visited with this artistic ceremony.
37:48
October 20, 2018
Episode #4 Our Own Paths\u000A
We acknowledge that we are working and recording on the land of the Tk’emlups te Secwepemc territory that is situated in the southern interior of British Columbia within the unceded traditional lands of the Secwepemc Nation. We are just days away from the world premiere of Kamloopa at Western Canada Theatre in Kamloops BC! On a quick break before first preview, Kim & Jess talk with Fire Holders/Tenders/Extinguishers Samantha Brown and Kaitlyn Yott about the process and individual Indigeneity.
27:28
September 14, 2018
Episode #3 Designers in the House
We acknowledge that we are working and recording on the land of the Tk’emlups te Secwepemc territory that is situated in the southern interior of British Columbia within the unceded traditional lands of the Secwepemc Nation. In this episode Kim & Jess are joined by two of the designers/fire igniters of Kamloopa - Daniela Masellis: Set & Lighting Designer, and Emily Soussana: Projection Designer. Their conversation talks about their artistic practice and how Kamloopa has been different from other processes.
21:33
September 4, 2018
Episode #2 Making Space
We acknowledge that we are working and recording on the land of the Tk’emlups te Secwepemc territory that is situated in the southern interior of British Columbia within the unceded traditional lands of the Secwepemc Nation. In this episode Kim & Jess are joined by Yolanda Bonnell, cast member and Fire Tender/Holder/Extinguisher of Kamloopa for a discussion on identity, power, and the spaces we create.
38:10
August 24, 2018
Episode #1: Gathering
We acknowledge that we are working and recording on the land of the Tk’emlups te Secwepemc territory that is situated in the southern interior of British Columbia within the unceded traditional lands of the Secwepemc Nation. Thank you to Elder Connie, Laura Michel, and Western Canada Theatre for welcoming us. In this episode Kim & Jess debrief on the first two days of rehearsal for Kamloopa, what it means to arrive, and how using the fire terms has informed the process.
26:24
August 22, 2018
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Welcome to Building the Fire: Kamloopa - an Indigenous Matriarch play by Kim Senklip Harvey. Come behind the scenes in the process of creating Kamloopa as the cast and creative team talk about their experiences creating the show. Fire is important to Kim's nation and instead of using traditional colonial theatre roles we are reframing the structure around building a fire. So we have Fire Creators, Igniters, Holders, Tenders, and Extinguishers. We are building this together, taking care of each other, and ultimately welcoming you to sit next to us at the fire. Kamloopa - a co-production between Western Canada Theatre, The Cultch, and Gordon Tootoosis Nikaniwin Theatre.
00:48
August 14, 2018