Summary Of Dry Lps Oughta Move To Kapuskasing

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The play Dry Lips Oughta Move to Kapuskasing written by the phenomenal Tomson Highway. Showcases the violence that Indigenous people were faced upon on the reserves through a darker portrayal. The prominent issues within the play have a clear correlation to colonialism such as alcoholism, hanging around all day and treatment towards women. The Indigenous men throughout the play blame women for their certain living condition. Before colonialism women were honored and highly respected with the Indigenous culture. But through colonialism, they were taught that males are superior from women.Our production will showcase the effects of colonialism on indigenous men and their perception and treatment of women. The reasoning behind choosing this theme within our production in order to demonstrate the lasting effects of colonialism, not simply through vague ideas but through the concrete aspects of indigenous life. Through the play, the audience will be well exposed to the audience aware of certain, lesser-known struggles that the victims of colonialism face on a daily which will be enhanced by the theatrical element, lighting. A prominent scene that shows the participation of women within Dry Lips Oughta Move to Kapuskasing is at the beginning of the play when Zachary is passed out on the ground, fully naked. During the scene, Nanabush is placed in the back in which she is getting dressed. There will be a single spotlight at the beginning of the scene which will be upon Zachary.

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