Husk

Created by Montana Adams
Performed by Montana Adams & Emily Séguin
Directed by Robin Breiche

You are Mother Earth's child, a carrier between the Spirit World and this. You hold in your heart love for others and, just as much, yourself. Sometimes, it's hard to remember that.

Montana Adams:

Hailing from Akwesasne, a reservation bordering the corners of Ontario, Quebec and New York State, Montana is now a fourth year undergraduate student at the University of Ottawa. Going into her final year, she has made some steps forward into discovering who she is as an artist - mainly who she is as an Indigenous identifying artist. Her most recent acting credits include Anne from The Lady Chamberlain’s Anjou in the 2018 Ottawa Fringe Festival, multiple roles in Unicorn Theatre’s 2018 production of Possibilities, and the University of Ottawa’s 2017 ensemble piece Ismene. Husk is her third written piece, but first to be performed in Ottawa, and she’s so excited to share and so very thankful for everyone’s help and support.

Emily Séguin:

Emily Séguin is a proud Anishinaabe vocalist and performer living in Ottawa. She feels honoured to conduct her learning, personal and professional development on unceded and unsurrendered Algonquin territory. She is specializing in theatre at the university of Ottawa, and has been performing in theatre and musical theatre for the past eight years. She is unbelievably grateful for this experience and would like to thank and congratulate everyone involved. Miigwetchiwendum!

Robin Breiche:

Robin Star is a 4th year student who moved from London, ON to study theatre at the University of Ottawa. Robin spent her time playing in an orchestra, singing in choirs and performing in local plays such as 7 Stories, The Dining Room and No Ordinary Jo. Since attending University, Robin has performed in a few shows including Marriage, and Caravan of Illusion. Eager to expand, Robin has taken on directing to further her skills and knowledge of theatre and what it takes to build a show. Robin wishes to continue challenging herself and is grateful for the platform that has been given to her to do so.

A word from the creator:

"The story of the corn husk doll has been told to me many times over many years. I just remembered what it was meant to teach when I was doing the exact same thing the doll was doing - looking at myself.

"I ended up being late to class because of it.

"Lesson learned."

Runs: 20 minutes
Plays: October 11-13