The Office Of Aboriginal Initiatives hosted a special production of “Material Witness this evening at the Lakehead University Outpost. I was lucky enough to photograph some of it.
Material Witness was inspired by Spiderwoman Theater's 1976 production of Women in Violence. Irreverent, sometimes surprising, the show is rooted in powerful storytelling, with a twist of humor and an uplifting musical beat. It is a multigenerational exploration of violence, healing and renewal in the lives of Indigenous women in urban and rural communities on Turtle Island.
I actually don’t do a lot of theatre photography these days but that isn’t because I don’t enjoy it. I just haven’t had many opportunities to do so. It can be a bit challenging being restricted to the sides of the stage but I think I came away with a few good ones. It also helped that it was an amazing production to capture.
Hopefully I’ll get a chance to photograph a few more performances this summer and fall. Check out some of the highlights from the show below!