The world premiere of the play SILA, by Québec playwright Chantal Bilodeau, will be presented at the Central Square Theater from April 24 to May 25, 2014.
About the play:
Sila examines the competing interests shaping the future of the Canadian Arctic and local Inuit population. Set on Baffin Island in the territory of Nunavut, it follows a climate scientist, an Inuit activist and her daughter, two Canadian Coast Guard officers, an Inuit elder and two polar bears as they see their values challenged and their lives become intricately intertwined. Equal parts Inuit myth and contemporary Arctic policy, Sila uses puppetry, projections, spoken word poetry and three different languages; English, French & Inuktitut.
Chantal Bilodeau will also be leading four thatre workshops at UMass Boston and Tufts University.
The Québec Government Office in Boston is proud to collaborate with the "Catalyst Collaborative" and the "Underground Railway Theater" to support the production of this important play.
Tickets are now on sale!