The Making of “Attawapiskat Is No Exception”: Positions, Implications, and Affective Responses
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Neuerburg-Denzer’s chapter explores a recent theatre project at Concordia University, Montreal, which was inspired by the housing crisis and stories of dislocation on Northern reserves. Based upon first-hand accounts that centered on the idea of “house/home,” this piece considers issues of precarity and displacement, while the author’s own position as director/producer of the performance raises questions of ethical responsibility in the face of a housing crisis. The practitioner-author discusses her first-hand experiences with the labor of making new homes materialize on stage and suggests how such productions might supply audiences with new possibilities of home.
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