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Raising the TeePee for Indigenous theatre

Edmonton International Fringe Theatre raises the teepee to kick-off pêhonân Series. 
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Patrons will experience an integration of Indigenous artistic programming at this year's fringe. Photo: Metro Creative Connection

It was in 2021 the Fringe saw a dream realized with the creation of its first Indigenous theatre space, called pêhonân, a Nêhiyawêwin phrase meaning “a meeting place.” Programmed by Josh Languedoc, Edmonton Fringe Theatre’s director of Indigenous strategic planning, Languedoc is director, producer, and artist inside the space. 

Omisimawiw plays at River Lot 11, Indigenous Art Park Aug. 19 at 7:30 p.m., The Language of Silence at 9 p.m., and at KidsFringe, Dallas Arcand Jr. Aug 20 at 11 a.m. Indigi-Hauz of Beaver Hills goes Aug. 20 at 8:30 p.m.