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Tales of an Urban Indian

Tales of an Urban Indian is the story of Simon Douglas, a contemporary Indigenous man, who grows up on both the reserve in British Columbia and in Vancouver. The play conjures up many characters that appear in Simon’s life as seen through his eyes, all played by one actor. Patrons are passengers on the bus, bearing witness to Simon’s journey and ultimately to his healing. Tales of an Urban Indian is staged on a moving city bus, which drives through a city and visits locations matching those of the play’s plot.

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“A coming-of-age tale about early romantic angst, surviving tragedy, and the thorny question of assimilation.” – NY Times

Simon Douglas. He’s the guy who sits next to you on the bus, and won’t stop talking. About his friends back on the reserve. His mom and grandmother. His girlfriends. A man torn between two worlds, ride along with Simon and see the world through his eyes.

Staged on an City of Kingston Transit bus and sold out across Canada & Australia – don’t miss this ride!

Photo of Craig Lauzon courtesy of Scott Cooper

Written by Darrell Dennis

Directed by Herbie Barnes

Starring Craig Lauzon

Stage Manager Erica McMaster

Production Management Jeff Braunstein

A Talk Is Free Theatre production

Earlier Event: July 31
The Harrowing of Brimstone McReedy
Later Event: August 1
Tales of an Urban Indian