Three hunters are navigating the open waters of northern Canada in search of moose to provide meat for their families. What could go wrong?
Play Title: Recovery Mission
Author: Reneltta Arluk
Publisher: Center for Sustainable Practice in the Arts
Anthology: This play is part of a collection entitled, Where is the Hope? Edited by Chantal Bilodeau
Primary Discipline: Environmental
Source Texts: N/A
Character Breakdown: 3 males (on stage). 2 characters of unspecified gender (off-stage).
Hunter 1, Hunter 2, Hunter 3, Reporter (off-stage), and Community member (off-stage).
Setting: Open water in northern Canada
Time Period: Unknown
Synopsis of Play: Three hunters are navigating the open waters of northern Canada in search of moose to provide meat for their families. The play follows the three men as they discuss their lives and look for a place to settle for the night. This play ends with a reporter voicing from backstage that a search party is set out to search for three hunters that were navigating the rough waters looking for moose. We never find out if the hunters were ever found.
First Performance Date: Unknown
First Producer: Unknown
Performance History: Performed at Randolf-College during the time period of, October 1-November 18, 2017.
Biography of Author: “Reneltta Arluk is Dene, cree, and Inuvialuit from the Northwest Territories in Canada. She is a graduate of the BFA-Acting Program from the University of Alberta and founder of ALpik Theatre, a professional Indigenous Theatre company in the Nrothwest Territories. She was raised by her grandparents on the trap-line until school age. Being raised in a nomadic environment gave Reneltta the skills to become the artist she is now. For over a decade Reneltta has been part of, or initiated, the created of Indigenous Theatre across Canada and internationally. She is an actor, write, director, and producer. She is also a new mom to son Carver”. [Taken from Where is the Hope? By Chantal Bilodeau].
Entered By: Jake Caracciolo