Recovery Mission

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

Genre: Drama

Primary Discipline: Environmental

Scientists: N/A

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].

Links:

https://www.rmc.edu/departments/Theatre/current-season

Entered By: Jake Caracciolo

Rolf Hicker
Rocky Mountain Tours
Diana Hunting Tours
Northern Journal

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