Pako-shay-imoohk by Marcus Hondro


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Pako-shay-imoohk by Marcus Hondro

Pako-shay-imoohk travels in time from 1969 to 1982. Along the way Judith Blaine stands up to her bellicose father, dumps an unsavory baseball player and marries Haladay Newman, an early-day environmentalist. When they’re randomly attacked while hiking, Judith loses her pregnancy and out of fear the couple decide to stay inside - forever. But after seeing a certain photo, Judith breaks their rule about not engaging with the world and reaches out to Marie Lizotte, a Metis social worker. Marie teaches Judith the Michif word for hope: pakoshayimoohk, and encourages her to rejoin the world.

Will Judith stay hidden inside with Haladay? Or embrace pakoshayimoohk and step outside the door?

Keywords: Vancouver, ERA, the environment, hockey, NHL, sex, wedding, marriage, Indigenous, love, Metis, art, free.

Genre: Social Drama, Comedy
Acts: 2
Run time: 105 minutes
Suitable for students 14+

Cast size: 8 actors
Male roles: 5
Female roles: 3
Casting note: Two of the characters, a brother and sister, are Metis. Four characters are a white family (father, mother, daughter, son) while another is a white male. One role, a priest, is open to ethnicity. Two of the characters must age from roughly 20-years-old in the first act to early 30s in the second.