POYNTZ by Lisa O’Connell

March 18, 4pm
Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery, 25 Caroline St N, Waterloo, ON N2L 2Y5

A third-generation survivor of residential school, Ellie is taking in the whole damn catastrophe as the result of a startling discovery – and not the one you think.  A smart take on family, legacy and gentrification. A workshop presentation of an original new play.

Playwright: Lisa O’Connell
Ellie: Heather Majaury

Lisa O’Connell’s writing has appeared in Chatelaine, Today’s Parent, Toronto Star, Globe and Mail, The Record and been presented at Harbourfront, Factory Theatre, Humber Comedy among others. She is the founding artistic director of Pat the Dog Theatre Creation.

Heather Majaury is a local actor and theatre creator of Anishinabeg and Euro Settler descent. She most recently is performing in the Unplugging at Great Canadian Theatre Company, Ottawa. Heather is also the Artistic Director of the Kaleidoscope Productions which will be embarking upon creating a new local community-based theatre laboratory to develop a methodology bringing together several different play creation techniques to enact lived experience for knowledge production that can support system change and transformation where needed. The first proof of concept will be focused on the challenges of homelessness and housing precarity associated with our current and ongoing housing crisis in the region. Heather is also the force behind the Neighbours Quilt Project which is an interarts response to Truth and Reconciliation Commission Call to Action 93.