Co Created By Falen Johnson & Jessica Carmichael
Directed by Jessica Carmichael
Projection Design by Beth Kates
Collaborative Set Design led by Clayton Windatt
Lighting Design by Michelle Ramsay
Costume Design by Jeff Chief
Sound Design by Deanna Choi
Starring: Nicole Joy Fraser, Johnathan Fisher, JD Smith, Nyla Carpentier
Commissioned & Produced by The Blyth Festival, 2017
In 1942 the Department of Defense relocated the community of Stony Point to neighbouring reserve Kettle Point to establish the training base Camp Ipperwash. The department promised to return the land after the war had concluded.
This promise went unfulfilled for over 70 years. This act of displacement still reverberates through these communities today. The world premiere of Ipperwash by Falen Johnson and Jessica Carmichael uses humour, movement, and song to tell the story of reclamation, repatriation, and the resilience of a community.
The creation of Ipperwash could not have been possible without the incredible support of Kettle and Stony Point community consultants Candace Scott-Moore and Barb Bressette. The Festival is profoundly grateful for the warm welcome the community has extended to all of our efforts.