July 30, 2018
Michel Nadeau, co-author of the controversial and recently cancelled play Kanata, said he is disappointed that the understanding and consensus achieved between director Robert Lepage, producer Ariane Mnouchkine and Indigenous activists has been overshadowed by the opinions of people who did not attend the meeting on July 19.
“What I find unfortunate, in this whole situation, is that the people who expressed goodwill at the meeting were not able to voice their point of view louder than the people who weren’t there,” the playwright wrote in a lengthy post on Facebook Sunday evening.
Following an explanation of the context and circumstances surrounding the proposal and creation of Kanata, Nadeau expressed regret that the production’s team were not seen as allies of Indigenous people and as artists who were trying to shed light on a tragic situation.
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