Prismatic Arts Festival

Garret C. Smith – Deadbeats

Garret C. Smith – Deadbeats

August 21 2pm
Pier 21


Prismatic presents a staged reading of a new play, Deadbeats, by Aboriginal theatre artist Garret C. Smith. Garret is a proud Blackfoot from the Peigan and Blood tribes of southern Alberta. Deadbeats, takes place 2 years after the signing of Treaty 7 when Blackfoot Nation(s) are starving, sick and desperate to provide for their families. Deadbeats follows three men who have volunteered to travel south in search of the ever-decreasing buffalo. An unfortunate accident forces them to change plans and the discovery of a dark secret pushes them to commit acts of dishonesty. Playwright, Garrett C. Smith will be in attendance at the reading and will participate in a talk-back session following the performance.

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Prismatic presents a staged reading of a new play, Deadbeats, by Aboriginal theatre artist Garret C. Smith. This riveting play follows the misadventures of three men, desperate to provide for their families in the years of starvation and sickness that followed the signing of Treaty 7. [Kelsey – please check with Garret about this description of the play].