Meet Nakota. A young boy who is sick in the hospital and trying to write the greatest story ever. One day, Grandpa Rocko comes over for a visit. Next thing Nakota knows, he is whisked away into a world of stories that are right below his feet. Within the land. This show explores the interplay between stories of the present against the long forgotten stories of the past.
Rocko and Nakota: Tales From the Land ran for 3 months at the Thousand Faces Festival and at the Ottawa, Winnipeg, Calgary, Edmonton, Victoria, and Vancouver Fringe Festivals. It has also traveled across Canada to various theatres and festivals including the Blyth Festival (Blyth, Ontario), UNO Fest (Victoria, BC), and Deep Freeze Festival (Edmonton, AB). Audiences and critics alike saw the play as a powerful marriage of storytelling and transformatively moving dialogue. See below some statements made by critics and audience members for Rocko and Nakota: Tales From the Land.
Written and Performed by Josh Languedoc
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“First Nations storytelling at its finest.”
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️, Stephanie Cram, CBC Winnipeg
“Masterful script…a wonderful love song to the stories that shape and ground us.”
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️½, Check the Program Victoria
“Languedoc gives a riveting performance…warm, gentle, and beautifully performed.”
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️, Frances Koncan, Winnipeg Free Press
“Bold stage presence and gifted storytelling ability…audience members are treated to vivid, emotional tales with a touch of humour (and a ton of heart) sure to interest people both young and old.”
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️, Heather Gunn, VUE Weekly Edmonton
“This powerful production educates us about indigenous culture while delivering a message about the importance of roots.”
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️, Anna Borowiecki, St. Albert Gazette