Very exciting times when one of your poems is used in a production that goes beyond pen and paper.  I would very much like to thank Cathy Elliott for using my poem in her production this year!!   The young performers act out the poem I wrote on making a basket! As well as many many more wonderful First Nation stories and legends!!   So very exciting!  One of the young actors is my son, Richard Pellissier-Lush. 3 more come from PEI, Dion Bernard and Jessica Francis come from Abegweit First Nations, and Mikey Santiago.  The rest of the wonderful group come from all over Canada, Dillan Chiblow, Rylee Currie, Jacob MacInnis, Mike St. Amant, and Morgan Varis.  They perform every Monday-Saturday at the Confederation Centre of the Arts here in Charlottetown, PEI from 12-1.  Tomorrow they are performing their play in front of the Royal Couple while they are on tour here… so in turn they Royal Couple will be seeing my poem performed.  So excited for the young people!!  What a celebration of First Nations Culture here in PEI!!!    So check out the Young Company 2011 and my poem, “The Sounds of Making a Basket” already here in this blog!  Good luck Young Company!!! 

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