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WAM THEATRE PRESENTS: KAMLOOPA

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WAM THEATRE PRESENTS: KAMLOOPA

A hilarious transformation story

Come along for the ride to KAMLOOPA, the largest powwow on the West Coast. This high energy comedy follows two urban Indigenous sisters and their encounter with a lawless trickster, as they explore what it means to honor who they are and where they come from. Follow their journey in this captivating, contemporary new play, as the courageous sisters turn to the ancestors for help to reclaim their power.

In May 2021, Kim Senklip Harvey became the first Indigenous playwright to win the Governor General’s Award for English Language Drama for KAMLOOPA. The judges said: “The brilliance, the irreverence, the fire of KAMLOOPA sweeps us into the world of three Indigenous women on a mind-bending quest. The audience is seduced by the love, humour and depth of these matriarchs as they embrace and celebrate who they are in the world and with each other.

In line with WAM’s philanthropic mission and accountability work, a portion of proceeds from KAMLOOPA will be donated to women and girls initiatives of the Cultural Affairs office of the Stockbridge-Munsee Band of the Mohican Tribe, upon whose lands WAM lives and works. To learn more, click here.

KAMLOOPA explores themes of Native erasure, Indigenous stereotypes, and intergenerational trauma through hilarious and contemporary dialogue. Due to the use of profanity, drinking and thematic elements listed above, WAM recommends this play for audiences high school aged and older.

KAMLOOPA is presented LIVE at Shakespeare & Company’s Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre, Lenox MA. The performance runs 90 minutes.

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WAM introduces equitable seating for all, and encourages patrons to select the ticket price that best fits their needs. Tickets range from $25-$100 for live performances, and $15-$75 for digital streaming. We invite our audience members to choose from one of the suggested price levels, while keeping in mind that the higher ticket price you are able to select, the more we will be able to donate to our beneficiaries.

About WAM Theatre WAM Theatre is a professional theatre company based in Berkshire County, MA, USA, that operates at the intersection of arts and activism. WAM creates theatre for gender equity and has a vision of theatre as philanthropy. Visit wamtheatre.com for more.

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Artists

Sarah B. Denison

Sarah B. Denison

(Kilawna)

Sarah B. Denison (she/her) is a NYC based actor, writer, and director, originally from the Spokane Reservation. Current role with WAM: Kilawna in Kamloopa. WAM Theatre: Debut. Selected Theatre Credits Elsewhere: Dora in Soledad (American Indian Community House in partnership with Carnagie Hall, NYC); Octavia in The Assasination

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Estefanía Fadul

Estefanía Fadul

(Director)

Estefanía Fadul (she/her) is a Colombian-born, New Hampshire-raised, NYC-based theatre director primarily of new work. WAM Theatre: director of Kamloopa, previously directed Fresh Takes readings of Native Gardens and The Oregon Trail Selected Theatre Credits Elsewhere: Azul (Southern Rep), Scissoring (INTAR), The Same Day (Sfumato Theatre, Bulgaria), Pranayama (Juilliard),

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Tatiana Godfrey

Tatiana Godfrey

(Dramaturg)

Tatiana is a dramaturg and comedic improviser who dabbles in medieval studies. She first worked with WAM Theatre as the Assistant Dramaturg on Roe. Selected Dramaturgy Credits elsewhere include: No Dogs Allowed (Atlantic Theatre Company), Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (Cincinnati Shakespeare Company), The Revolutionists (Silverthorne Theater Company), Good

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Jasmine Rochelle Goodspeed

Jasmine Rochelle Goodspeed

(Edith / IFN1)

Jasmine Rochelle Goodspeed (she/they) is a Massachusetts based Native American actor and playwright from the Nipmuc Nation. Having produced and written a musical titled 1675 about the Tragedy of King Philip’s War and Deer Island at Umass Amherst, Jasmine aspires to create theatre that uplifts Native stories.

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Ria Nez

Ria Nez

(Mikaya)

Ria Nez (she/her) is an Indigenous (Nahautl) actress, director and artist based in New York City. Current role with WAM: Mikaya in Kamloopa WAM Theatre: Debut Selected Theatre Credits Elsewhere: Mother Courage and Her Children (Frederick Loewe Theater), The Last Days Of Judas Iscariot (Frederick Loewe Theater), Sea Level

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Amanda Nita Luke

Amanda Nita Luke

(Stage Manager)

Amanda Nita Luke (she/her) is an Indigenous Stage Manager based in New York City. This season with WAM Theatre: Production Stage Manager (Kamloopa, The Light) Selected Theater Credits: Manahatta at Yale Rep, Up and Down the River at Hartbeat Ensemble, Sense and Sensibility at The Old Globe, The

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Kim Senklip Harvey

Kim Senklip Harvey

(Playwright)

Kim Senklip Harvey (she/her) is a proud Syilx and Tsilhqot’in Nation member with Ancestral ties to the Dakelh, Secwepemc and Ktunaxa communities. She is an Indigenous Theorist, Cultural Evolutionist and storyteller whose work focuses on the ignition of Indigenous power and innovating methodological processes with artistic sovereignty to create

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Kathleen H. Soltan

(Assistant Stage Manager)

Kathleen H. Soltan is a Philadelphia based Stage Manager and longtime summer stock participant here at Shakespeare and Company. She is overjoyed to be able to participate in live theater once again in the New Spruce Theater. “We must do something, and i’the heat.” Previous favorites

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