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About the artist:
Falen Johnson is Mohawk and Tuscarora from Six Nations. She is an actor, playwright and emerging dramaturg. She is a graduate of George Brown Theatre School. Selected theatre credits include: The Only Good Indian with Turtle Gals Performance Ensemble, The Triple Truth, Savage, Strong Medicine, Death of a Chief, A Very Polite Genocide, and Tombs of the Vanishing Indian all with Native Earth Performing Arts. She has also been seen in The Ecstasy of Rita Joe a co-production between Western Canada Theatre and The National Arts Centre. Recently Falen was seen in The River with Nakai Theatre as well as Tout Comme Elle a co-production between Necessary Angel and Luminato. Falen has just completed a performance of Where the Blood Mixes with Saskatchewan Native Theatre.
Falen examines the stories of the past on these performance-based art walks, giving the history gravitas when you are standing in the physical place of where the narratives took place.
In the summer of 2010 Falen presented Invisible Toronto, a walking tour of part of Toronto, sharing several stories all relating to the urban landscape and the people that inhabit it. Falen will present a similar treatment to several spots within the Brantford downtown core, made all the more poignant because these are the places of her youth.
In partnership with Brant Historical Society.
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