Event Number: 37
Tickets: $20.00

Youth under 30: $15.00
Student Groups: $9.50


Thursday, Oct 24
1:00pm - 2:15pm
Waterfront Theatre

1412 Cartwright Street

An explosive graphic novel, Redpatch is a potent and necessary perspective on Canadian involvement in WWI. Following a young Métis soldier from Vancouver Island to the trenches of France, Redpatch confronts the horrors of war—bringing the under-represented contributions of over four thousand Indigenous soldiers to life. In a high-energy multimedia presentation, co-authors Raes Calvert and Sean Harris Oliver share the creation process of the graphic novel, including video footage from a once in a lifetime research trip to Nootka Island. It’s both a fascinating glimpse into a unique creative process and powerful demonstration on making history immediate, accurate and eye-opening for our times.

Event Participants:

Raes Calvert

British Columbia

Raes Calvert is a Vancouver based writer/actor, and the Co-Artistic Director of Hardline Productions. Calvert is of Metis descent and in recent years has become one of the country’s leading indigenous performers, having appeared in The Children of God (Citadel/NAC), Les Filles du Roi (The Cultch), and Redpatch (Arts Club/Citadel/Hardline). He was recently honored at the 2017 Hnatyshyn Foundation Indigenous Arts Awards for his contribution to indigenous theatre in Canada.


Sean Harris Oliver

British Columbia

Sean Harris Oliver‘s work has appeared throughout Canada and the US in a variety of arts festivals, public readings and theatre productions. As a writer his two most recent scripts have gone on to earn numerous distinctions including being named a finalist for the 2017 Playwright’s Guild of Canada’s Carol Bolt Award for Redpatch, as well as a Jessie Richardson Theatre Award nomination for ‘Outstanding New Script’ for The Fighting Season. Oliver is a graduate of Studio 58.