Discovery: A Comic Lament – Winnipeg

Event Information

Event Type:
Open to Public

Event Date:
Jun 28, 2017

Event Time:
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Home Street Mennonite Church, Winnipeg

Event Description

Discovery: A Comic Lament – Winnipeg

Discovery: A Comic Lament, is coming to Winnipeg on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at 7:30 pm at Home Street Mennonite Church, 318 Home St., Winnipeg, Manitoba. Admission is $7 - tickets available at

Introducing the most recent addition to the Ted & Co family of plays! Discovery: A Comic Lament, written and produced by emerging writer, Ted & Co intern, and seminary student, Alison Brookins, and produced by Ted & Co, is a play about the Doctrine of Discovery, the legal framework that justifies theft of land and oppression of Indigenous Peoples. It finds unexpected humor at the crossroads of justice, land use, and Indigenous experience. A show about love, and loss, of land, Discovery nudges us to question our stories with honesty and integrity. Created in partnership with the Dismantling the Doctrine of Discovery Coalition, and directed by Phil Weaver-Stoetsz.

So what happens when we find out there is a problem with the ground under our feet? When we acknowledge that the land we want to reconnect with was violently and unjustly emptied of indigenous peoples? When we learn about the continued oppression of these people? 

This is a play about a big, foundational problem: how the land under our feet came to be under our feet. And it is about learning to face that problem with the energy that only shared laughter can create, so that we can move forward.