Created & Performed by: Nicole Joy-Fraser

Dates: September 23 & 24, 2020 at 6pm
Venue: Backyard of a private residence
at 16 Lougheed Road, Barrie

*For health reasons and due to limited availability, all tickets must be pre-purchased.


Through her gifts of song and hand drum, 60’s Scoop witness Nicole Joy-Fraser shares the reclamation of her Indigenous identity, her journey of healing, and her personal decolonization through the performing arts.

Birthed from an invitation by her colleague and mentor Maja Ardal, Nicole thought if she replaced the piano and bar scene of a Cabaret-style concert with the hand drum and a back yard, then it could be an opportunity for a small audience to learn and hear her story.

Ultimately the perspective of a Professional Indigenous Artist and Cultural Arts worker who has been establishing herself over the last 20 years with the incredible support of her family, her community, and her ancestral lineage.

She is thrilled and honoured to be given this space and to open The Plural of She. This is the official premiere and first time that Nicole is devising solo-work. Kininâskomitin.

With special gratitude to our season partner:

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Having Hope: A Hand Drum Song Cycle is part of  The Plural of She mini-festival. 


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The safety of the audience and artists are of the utmost importance. The following procedures will be implemented at every performance:

  • A screening checklist will be completed prior to entry for all patrons.
  • All patrons must provide their name and phone number for easier tracing, with the option of information not being used for any other purpose.
  • Masks must be worn by all attendees at all times.
  • Each venue has been measured extensively to ensure social distancing measures are met and maintained for each patron (or their bubble), as well as between them and the performer.
  • The seating capacity has been significantly reduced to 10-20 seats depending on the venue.  
  • An unlimited exchange policy up to one-hour prior to the performance. 
  • Additional measures at the direction of health officials.



In the case of rain during any of the performances, we ask that you come prepared with an umbrella and a raincoat. In the event of light rain, the performance will continue. In the event of heavy rain, thunder, or lightning, the performance may be paused or cancelled. 

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