Nakota is a young boy in Grade 6 trying to write a story for a school contest. However, this proves difficult when he becomes very sick in the hospital. While trying to write his story and master his own fear for his health, he has a visitor. After many years of not visiting, Rocko, his very old and very wily grandpa, arrives with an arsenal of stories. Playing both characters and several secondary characters, Josh weaves a complex dynamic between young and old generations while examining contemporary contexts of stories, fear, and growth.
Playwright/Performer/Creator: Josh Languedoc
Josh Languedoc is a mixture of Anishinaabe from Saugeen First Nation, Hunkpapa from Wood Mountain Reserve, Irish and British. He is a playwright, storyteller, performer, and director living as a guest on Treaty 6 Territory.
Languedoc has been the Playwright in Residence at Workshop West Playwrights Theatre and works as a writer, educator, and performer in Edmonton, AB. He has also worked with Native Earth Performing Arts, Concrete Theatre, Thou Art Here Theatre, Grindstone Theatre, and Walterdale Theatre.