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Winners & Losers - Illuminate the Night


Indigenous Intercultural Performance Theatre
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Little Brown Jug

Winnipeg, MB

Directions: This event takes place indoors and outdoors at Little Brown Jug.



Offered in English.

Wheelchair accessible.


This project is in the process of being adapted into a digital experience - check it out at the YouTube link below - coming soon!

We are offering a glimpse of what socially distanced theatre could look like going forward through a live-streamed one-night only visual installation and presentation of the semi-improvised play Winners and Losers.

The play by Marcus Youssef and James Long has toured the world to rave reviews and sold-out audiences and zeroes in on a roster of timely issues that are even more relevant during this unprecedented era.

Directed by Angelica Schwartz and performed by Frances Koncan and actor Toby Hughes, the installation will explore the possibilities of digital theatre in a pandemic (and post-pandemic) era while bringing to the light the similarities and differences in lived experience of two Winnipeg artists of different ethnicities.

A livestream of the performance will be available on YouTube (@VaultProjects) on Sept. 26 between 6 p.m. and 11 p.m CST.

The performance length runs approximately 90 minutes and will be repeated 3 times at 6:00 p.m., 7:45 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. with a live stream of sound and light installation created by the team in between performance times running from 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

The performance will utilize indoor and outdoor space, both with limited in-person capacity and physical distancing measures in place. (Hand sanitizer and washrooms will be available.) The live stream will be available to viewers at home.



Illuminate the Night - Frances Koncan & Vault Projects

Each year, an Open Call is held for artists to propose pieces that will enhance the audience experience of Nuit Blanche Winnipeg through the Illuminate the Night program. Projects are selected by a jury of artists and art professionals and are featured in Winnipeg’s downtown core.

This is a call inviting artists working in all artistic mediums to submit projects- performance artists, installation artists, textile artists, graphic designers, media artists, architects and general creative thinkers – with a performance, exhibition or installation that will enthrall, excite and possibly introduce Winnipeggers to something they have never seen or experienced before.

Frances Koncanis an Anishinaabe and Slovenian writer from Couchiching First Nation in Treaty 3 territory. She is a graduate of the City University of New York Brooklyn College (MFA Playwriting) and the University of Manitoba (BA Psychology). Currently working as a journalist for the Winnipeg Free Press, she has also written for film (Outdigenous), television (THAT’S AWSM!) and theatre (Trendsettlers, Riot Resist Revolt Repeat, zahgidiwin/love, How to Talk to Human Beings, Little Red, The Dance-off of Conscious Uncoupling). Her most recent play, Women of the Fur Trade, is premiered at the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre in February 2020 and she is a Taurus with sun rising in Leo and moon in Virgo, and a Millennial with strong Gen-Z tendencies in terms of fashion, memes and social media habits.


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