- Thu, Nov 14, 2019 at 8pm
- Sarah MacDougall
- Park Theatre
- 698 Osborne Street, Winnipeg, MB, Canada
Blending song, story, and animations, Trader Time is a haunting and sometimes hilarious multimedia odyssey through the lives and deaths of two very different matriarchs, navigating small town family politics, secrets buried in the permafrost, and growing up queer in a cold, cold place.
Named for a local buy-and-sell radio show and the little windows it gives into the lives of its callers, this show is an extraordinarily engaging collaboration from two Northern creative lights. Often grappling with complex issues of gender, class, social justice, and queer liberation, Ivan Coyote is an author, storyteller, and third-generation Yukoner whose works are generous-hearted and quick-witted, told with the deft timing of a gifted orator. With 12 books and three albums under their belt, Ivan Coyote “is to Canadian literature what kd lang is to country music: a beautifully odd fixture” (Ottawa Xpress).
Award-winning musician/composer Sarah MacDougall’s folk-rooted songs have a sonic expansiveness that pushes her honest, poetic music into the stratosphere. A longtime Whitehorse resident, MacDougall’s native Sweden still claims her with pride: Nöjesguiden magazine declared her “one of Sweden’s best singer-songwriters.” This interconnected piece that spans generations is exquisitely rendered and thoughtfully steeped in place and identity.
Joining Coyote and MacDougall on stage are Peggy Lee on cello, Ellen Marple on trombone, Geeta Das on flute and Sam Davidson on clarinet.