Ipperwash

Ipperwash

Ipperwash
co- conceived and co-created by Falen Johnson & Jessica Carmichael

Cast
(in alphabetical order)
Nyla Carpentier
Jonathan Fisher
Nicole Joy-Fraser
James Dallas Smith

Creative Team
Director- Jessica Carmichael
Set Designer- Clayton Windatt
Projection Designer- Beth Kates
Lighting Designer- Michelle Ramsay
Costume Designer- Jeff Chief
Sound Designer- Deanna H. Choi
Community Consultant Liaison- Candace Scott-Moore, Barb Bresette
Stage Manager- Sandy Plunket
Assistant Stage Manager- Laura Baxter

The creation of Ipperwash could not have been possible without the incredible support of the
Kettle and Stony Point community

Blyth Festival 2017

The Slotkin Letter- Review
Broadway World Toronto

β€œIn 1942 the Department of Defense relocated the community of Stony Point to neighbouring reserve Kettle Point to establish the training base Camp Ipperwash. The department promised to return the land after the war had concluded.

This promise went unfulfilled for over 70 years. This act of displacement still reverberates through these communities today. 

The story follows Bea, a young woman from the New Credit First Nation, who has been serving with the Canadian Forces since she graduated high school. After two tours of Afghanistan, she finds herself stationed with the Department of Defence at Camp Ipperwash, and tasked with the cleanup of UXOs, as part of the decontamination efforts, in preparation for the return of the land to the people of the Kettle and Stony Point Reserve. Upon arriving on reserve, Bea rents a farmhouse from an aging veteran of the Second World War who slowly shares with her the stories of his childhood growing up on the land she is now working to recover. As Bea settles into the community, she begins to have vivid dreams about a mysterious little girl looking for her home.”