Written and Directed by Matthew MacKenzie
Factory presents an Alberta Aboriginal Performing Arts and Punctuate! Theatre production
As the prime suspect in a workplace accident, Floyd flees through the Rockies to escape the clutches of the RCMP. On his riveting journey westward to the Pacific, Floyd looks back on his childhood, meets some unlikely companions, and undergoes a startling transformation. A love letter to nature and critique of the devastating consequences of industrial expansion, Bears is a wild multi-disciplinary adventure.
Bears will leave you breathlessNOW Magazine
Bears combines ingenuity, humour, and a powerful messageToronto Star
A highly entertaining evening at the theatreThe Globe and Mail
About the Playwright/Director
Edmonton playwright Matthew MacKenzie (Métis) is Artistic Director of Punctuate! Theatre, as well as the founder and an Artistic Associate with Pyretic Productions. In 2018, his play Bears won Doras for Outstanding New Play and Outstanding Production, was named a co-winner of the Toronto Theatre Critics Outstanding New Canadian Play Award and won the Playwright Guild of Canada’s Carol Bolt National Playwriting Award. In 2019, Punctuate! premiered Matt’s play After the Fire, which was nominated for an Outstanding New Play Dora, as well as The Particulars, which was named one of the top ten productions of of the year by The Globe and Mail.
Cast & Creative Team
Christine Sokaymoh Frederick
T. Erin Gruber
Noor Dean Musani
Production Manager/Technical Director
Doreen L. Cardinal
Assistant Environmental Designer