Faculty member co-directs play

Cast: Chance, Furaha, and Mapendo Buhendwa; Emily Katende; Caleb Masambombo; Charlotte Mirember; Delphine Sendze; Christopher Ssemmambo; Jemimmah Yango. Costumes: Delphine and Julius Sendze, Carol Lafayette-Boyd; Production support: Nadia and Holly

The play Once a Flame by Beau Dixon, was produced by the Saskatchewan African-Canadian Heritage Museum (SACHM) and the African-Canadian Resource Network (ACRN) as part of the Canada 150 Celebrations, in order to ensure that the history of Black African-Canadians were included in the discussion. Once a Flame follows the 1734 trial of the slave Marie-Josèphe Angélique, who was accused of burning down 1/3 of Montreal. The play was also produced in order to give youth involved with the SACHM and ACRN an opportunity to perform and learn about theatre and history. Alumnus Dr. Thomas Jing, Teacher Julius Sendze, and the Faculty of Eduation’s Assistant Professor Dr. Sara Schroeter co-directed the play.

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