Sisters Front Cover

Paperback / softback
ISBN: 9780889222892
Pages: 96
Pub. Date: January 1 1991
Dimensions: 8.5" x 5.5" x 0.25"
Rights: Available: WORLD
Drama / DRA020000

  • DRAMA / Canadian
  • HISTORY / Canada / Post-Confederation (1867-)
  • DRAMA / Indigenous Peoples in the Americas

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By Wendy Lill

Sisters is a tough, uncompromising look at a convent-run Native residential school. While the play chronicles in graphic detail the by now well documented agenda of cultural genocide which motivated the establishment of Native residential schools in Canada, the daring triumph of this play is that it reveals the far less well documented cultural infrastructure and values of the society which created those schools—the church and the state of white, colonial, paternalist Canada.

Cast of 4 women and 2 men.

Winner 1992 Gemini Award

Winner 1992 Newfoundland and Labrador Drama Festival, Labatt's Play Award

“Lill plunges deeply into the mysteries of the human heart.”
NeWest Review

“a powerful dramatic exploration of hypocrisy and the human conscience.”
Halifax Chronicle Herald

“intelligent and articulate.”
Winnipeg Free Press