Through a new short film, Theatre New Brunswick offers a window into the creative process of one inspiring New Brunswick storyteller.
As part of Theatre New Brunswick’s 2020 Fall Festival of New Plays, the company invested in the work of 12 new, emerging and established New Brunswick playwrights to support their work through mentorship, dramaturgy and staged readings through various digital technologies. Many of the plays were featured through a series of YouTube live events but due to unforeseen circumstances, the event supporting the latest work by Tobique First Nation playwright Samaqani Cocahq-Natalie Sappier had to be postponed.
Last Friday TNB shared a short documentary film Maw Walks with Warrior Spirit exploring the creative process behind Sappier’s latest project. The 16 minute film provides a unique window into the creative process showing how Sappier works directly with a team of collaborators and elders who each inform her process is some way.
Sappier made her playwriting debut with the Theatre New Brunswick production, Finding Wolastoq Voice, which ran in 2018 for two weeks in Fredericton before touring the province with additional productions staged at Winnipeg’s Prairie Theatre Exchange and the National Arts Centre in Ottawa.