US Premiere – Fall production


by Kim Senklip Harvey
Directed by Estefanía Fadul

KAMLOOPA artists, dates and location will be announced later this summer.

Come along for the ride to KAMLOOPA, the largest powwow on the West Coast. This high energy story follows two urban Indigenous sisters and their encounter with a spirited shapeshifter. Together, they battle to come to terms with what it means to honor who they are and where they come from. But how do you discover yourself when Columbus already did? Bear witness to the courage of these women in the ultimate transformation story, as they turn to the ancestors for help to reclaim their power.

In 2018, KAMLOOPAhad a 3 city world premierIe in Canada and was nominated for 8 Jessie Richardson awards and 4 SATAwards. The production won the 2019 Jessie Richardson award for Significant Artistic Achievement for Decolonizing Theatre Practices and Spaces and was the first Indigenous play in the Jessie Richardson’s history, to win Best Production. KAMLOOPA also won the SATA award for outstanding Projection Design. Senklip Harvey was the 2019 recipient of the Sydney J Risk prize for most outstanding emerging playwright.

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  • “I created Kamloopa to ignite the power that lives within Indigenous femmes and peoples. This transformation story is an offer for all of us to be bold and passionate about having the courage to fully become ourselves.”

    Kim Senklip HarveyPlaywright

What they're saying about KAMLOOPA…

  • “Kamloopa is a hilarious and courageous transformation story. Kim Senklip Harvey makes a generous invitation for all of us to bear witness to the joy, resilience and brilliance of Indigenous women.”

    - Christina Quintana
  • “Kamloopa brought me an empowerment of self and a reclaiming of knowledge. It brought be sisterhood and ties that have shaped the way I create and approach lige. As an Indigenous woman I feel seen, heard and valid, something we should all experience. Miigwech.”

    - Samantha Brown
  • “Pain is the easiest palette from which to paint, but Harvey’s Kamloopa is a magnificent song of laughter and joy. It is a portrait of Indigenous sisterhood, the likes of which you have never seen before.”

    - Tetsuro Shigematsu
  • “Uplifting the voices of Indigenous women, Two-Spirit, and non-binary folks is incredibly important to our resistence and our communities. Kamloopa is one of those stories providing that platform.”

    - Yolanda Bonnell
  • “Provocative, hilarious, and shit-disturbing, Kamloopa is at once political, uncompromising, and generous. It centers stories and experiences and BODIES that are almost never given this level of agency, importance and general badass hilarity.”

    - Marcus Youssef