Neechies

Written by:

Jo MacDonald

Artist/Creator(s) Identify As:

Indigenous

Cast Size:
6

Roles For:

  • Indigenous Peoples: 5
  • Men: 1
  • Women: 5

Genre:

Comedy

Themes:

Friendship
Indigenous
Justice
Women

Length:

90 min.

Year Written:

2013

Synopsis:

Neechie- Noun
A friend. A bestie. Maybe a cuuzzzin. For sure, someone’s deadly auntie.
4 childhood friends. A reunion interrupted. Incarceration. But with the help of Jane Austen, Jane Eyre, Vera Wang, the cops (eventually), and some nosy nosy men, justice might prevail. The bow and arrow probably helped a little. Yeah.

Characters:

Spencer Houle focussed, angry, acerbic

Maggie Dunning strong, kind, loves technology

Carm Tadoule teacher, gentle, traditional

Linda Shepard regalia sewer, heavy smoker

Officer Bradburn M/F strict, seasoned police officer

Officer Lenna new constable

First Produced:

Produced by Oklahoma Indigenous Theatre Company 2019 Oklahoma USA

Resources:

The play can be accessed by contacting the author at j.macdonald96@shaw.ca

Warnings:

Discussion of smoking, sex, discharging a weapon, and set in a holding cell.