One of the great advantage the Oscars, Emmy’s and the Tony’s have over local theatre awards is that the movies, television shows, and stage plays that win the Oscars, Emmys and Tonys are able to reap the financial benefits that winning an award produces. In regional theatre that doesn’t usually happen because most of the shows that are nominated for and win local awards have already finished their run. But this year you’re in luck. This year you have another chance to see the Betty award-winning Inner Elder at the Big Secret Theatre from October 23rd to October 27th. Inner Elder was part of last year’s High Performance Rodeo and is a powerful and moving piece of storytelling created and performed by Michelle Thrush and directed by Karen Hines.
“Inner Elder takes audiences on a journey of transformation through laughter and real-life memories as Cree artist Michelle Thrush explores her own inner elder. Using a delicate blend of Bouffon and Indigenous Clowning, this performance offers a heightened experience in the theatre and an extraordinary vision of our world.” [Read more…]