Two-Spirit Acts

Edited by: Jean O’Hara

In this collection of short but powerful two-spirit plays, characters dispel conventional notions of gender and sexuality while celebrating Indigenous understandings. With a refreshing spin, the plays touch on topics of desire, identity, and community as they humorously tackle the colonial misunderstandings of Indigenous people. From a female trickster story centred on erotic lesbian tales to the farcical story about a new nation of Indigenous people called the Nation of Mischief, this collection creates a space to explore what it means to be queer and Indigenous.


Jean O’Hara

Jean O’Hara holds a Ph.D. in Theatre and Performance Studies at York University. They are currently a professor at the University of Alberta. She is a director, divisor, dramaturge, and clown. Jean has trained at the Manitoulin Conservatory for Creation and Performance, the San Francisco Mime Troupe, and has taken a master class in African Theatre with Femi Osofisan and the Tectonic Theater Project. He has also studied and applied Augusto Boal’s Theatre of the Oppressed both in the community, on stage,  and in the classroom. Their research is centred on Two-Spirit/LGBTQ+ theatre and performance and social justice theatre.


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160 Pages
8.25in * 5.50in * .25in


October 30, 2013



9781770911857 – PDF

9781770911864 – EPUB

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