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.
Purchase tickets at https://www.kingstongrand.ca/events/tales-of-an-urban-indian
Here are some fresh reviews from their recent run in Australia!
"Tales of An Urban Indian is more than a one-off novelty satirical comedy show on a ‘theatre bus’, [...] the audience, bemused and uncertain, strap themselves in for a mesmerizing one act performance by Simon Douglas (played by Craig Lauzon), written by Darrell Dennis. It tells a spirited and sad tale of ostracization and conformity, combined with woeful family tales of loss and love."
- Flora Georgiou, Stage Whisper http://www.stagewhispers.com.au/reviews/tales-urban-indian
"The play conjures up many characters that appear in Simon's life which brilliantly come to life through Lauzon."
- Anjelic Moon, Weekend Notes https://www.weekendnotes.com/tales-of-an-urban-indian-anywhere-festival/
"Lauzon offers an acting masterclass: using the space well, connecting with individual audience members and commanding the space through occasionally athletic moves."
- Catherine Lawrence, Creative Futures https://creativefutures.online/reviews/tales-of-an-urban-indian
"Craig Lauzon’s interpretation of Douglas’ character was flawless to the point of appearing autobiographical. His pitch was clean, his pacing rightfully varied and for a 90-minute one-man show full of various character voices - oh - and don’t forget the moving bus factor – his execution was superb."
- Regan Parker, Theatre Travels https://www.theatretravels.org/post/review-tales-of-an-urban-indian-at-the-anywhere-theatre-festival
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