Little Red Warrior & His Lawyer
A World Premiere by Kevin Loring
In this wickedly funny satire about power, politics, and procreation, Little Red Warrior is the last remaining member of the Little Red Warrior First Nation. One day he discovers the development company Smith, Smyth and Goldsmithe has begun construction on his ancestral lands. In a fit of rage, he attacks one of their engineers, gets arrested and lands in jail. After Larry, his court-appointed lawyer bails him out, he has nowhere to live. Much to the dismay of his wife Desdemona, Larry invites Little Red Warrior to stay.But when you invite a coyote into your coop, he might just walk away with all the chickens.
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A member of the Nlaka’pamux Nation from the Lytton First Nation in British Columbia, Kevin is an award-winning Actor, Playwright and Producer.
His first published play, Where the Blood Mixes has been nominated for numerous awards across the country winning three Jessie Richardson awards for theatre in Vancouver and the 2009 Governor General’s Literary Award for Drama. He was a Playwright in Residence at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa in 2010, as well as a company member of the National Arts Centre English Theatre Acting Company. Kevin played the villainous ‘Edmund’ in the National Arts Centre’s production of King Lear, featuring a cast of aboriginal actors.
Kevin is a graduate of Studio 58, Langara College’s professional Theatre training program, and is a senior member of Margo Kane’s Full Circle: First Nations Performance Ensemble. In 2008 he co-wrote, co-produced and co-hosted the feature-length Documentary, Canyon War: The Untold Story, which won top prizes at the Houston International Film and Video Festival and The New York Independent Film and Video Festival. In 2017 he became the first Artistic Director of Indigenous Theatre at the National Arts Centre of Canada in Ottawa.
Cast & Creative Team
PLAYWRIGHT & DIRECTOR
Sam Bob as Little Red Warrior
Shekhar Paleja as Larry
Luisa Jojic as Desdemona
Kevin McNulty as Floyd
Nick Miami Benz as Lizzy
Tai Amy Grauman
ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGERS
Becca Jorgensen (Victoria)
Koh Lauren Quan (Vancouver)
Little Red Warrior and His Lawyer was first commissioned by Studio 58 (Artistic Director, Kathryn Shaw). Later drafts were commissioned by Western Canada Theatre and Savage Society.
Theatre Calgary, January 31 – February 19
National Arts Centre Indigenous Theatre (Ottawa) – May 18 – 27
2022 – World Premiere
Belfry Theatre (Victoria), February 8 – 27
York Theatre (Vancouver), March 3 – 13
March 24, 2001 – Workshop presentation at the Anvil Centre in New Westminster and the Talking Stick Festival in Vancouver.
Little Red Warrior – Stuart Pierre
Larry – Corey Turner
Desdemona – Sonja Bennett
Floyd – David Richmond-Peck
Director – Michael McLaughlin
Stage Manager – Lisa Phillipe
Set Designer – Craig Hall
Costume Designer – Tyler Tone
Lighting Designer – Shaun August
Dramaturge – Alex Poch-Goldin, Aaron Bushkowsky
Production Manager – Carol Chrisjohn
Technical Director – Bruce Kennedy