The Globe Theatre kicks off its 2015 Shumiatcher Sandbox Series with this play by Six Nations playwright Falen Johnson. As you can read in this 2013 article in Toronto’s NOW magazine, the play tells the story of a young indigenous woman (played here by Dakota Hebert) who has fair skin which suggests she’s of mixed indigenous and European ancestry.
While the challenges of bridging the colonial divide and surviving in two cultures can be quite intense for many people in that position, Johnson’s play is laced with a fair bit of humour as the title character interacts with her family and her new boyfriend while investigating her family roots.
Salt Baby is directed by Yvette Nolan and runs at the Globe Theatre from Jan. 22-31. You can find out more on the Globe website.