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The Herd
By Kenneth T. Williams

A World Premiere
In The Mainspace
May 10 - June 12 2022

A Tarragon Theatre presentation, in association with Citadel Theatre and NAC Indigenous Theatre of a Tarragon Theatre/Persephone Theatre Commission.

When twin white bison are born into a First Nation herd, an ambitious blog reporter posts it and the story goes viral. Is this a miracle in the spiritual life of a Saskatchewan First Nation or a one in a billion scientific event? Is this a prophecy coming true or laboratory gene doctoring?

Culture, science and politics collide when a media circus and a ‘new age mob’ descend on the herd to witness a sacred prophecy and the scientific goal to achieve 100% pure-bred Bison. Torn between honouring Indigenous traditions, scientific truth and economic necessity, one Indigenous scientist battles to keep her ethics intact and her herd alive.

The Herd is generously sponsored by: Polar Foundation

Cast and Crew
Writer – Kenneth T Williams
Director – Tara Beagan
Featuring: Shyanne Duquette Tai Amy Grauman Todd Hausman Cheyenne Scott Dylan Thomas-Bouchier
Set and Projection Design – Andy Moro
Lighting Design – Spike/Peter Lyne
Costume Design – Samantha McCue
Stage Manager – Sang Sang Lee

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