Brendan Chandler. Photo by Katie Edwards

"...a defiant in-your-face theatre experience that will make you laugh and cry..."

-Stage Whisper (Australia)

"Lauzon’s performance as Simon Douglas is a must see in this remarkable story that will touch your heart and mind ..."

-theatretravels.org

"A look from the inside of life as an Indigenous man full of heartache, humour and hope."

-The Slotkin Letter

Tales of An Urban Indian

Written by Darrell Dennis

Staged on a moving city bus, which drives around the city and visits locations matching those in the play's plot. Tales of an Urban Indian is the story of Simon Douglas, a contemporary Indigenous man, who grows up on both the reserve and in Vancouver. This show conjures up many characters that appear in Simon's life, all played by one actor.

TIFT's production of Tales of An Urban Indian has been touring internationally since it premiered in 2009, and has played over 500 performances.

Advisory: This show contains coarse language and adult situations.

Running Time: 90 minutes.

Future Tour Dates To Be Announced.

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CAST

DARRELL DENNIS Simon Douglas (2009, 2014)

HERBIE BARNES Simon Douglas (2009, 2018)

JONATHAN FISHER Simon Douglas (2011)

CRAIG LAUZON Simon Douglas (2016, 2018, 2019)

BRENDAN CHANDLER Simon Douglas (2019, 2020)

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HERBIE BARNES Director

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Adelaide Fringe Festival
February 25-March 1, 2020

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Pivot Festival
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Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
Impact! Festival
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Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Kick and Push Festival
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Brisbane, Australia
Anywhere Festival
May 10-19, 2019

Melbourne, Australia
Yirramboi Tomorrow Festival
May 3-5, 2019

Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada
Theatre Saint John
April 3-7, 2019

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Undercurrents Festival
February 13-16, 2019

North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Presentation House Theatre
September 19-30, 2018

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Prismatic Arts Festival
September 15-16, 2018

Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
Living Arts Centre
May 26-June 3, 2018

Barrie, Ontario, Canada
May 3-17, 2018

Collingwood, Ontario, Canada
Theatre Collingwood
April 16-28, 2018

Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada
July 27-July 30, 2016

Hannibal, Missouri, USA
Bluff City Theatre
July 9-August 14, 2014

Barrie, Ontario, Canada
May 9-June 4, 2011

Barrie, Ontario, Canada
April 20-June 28, 2009

Brendan Chandler. Photo by Katie Edwards
Brendan Chandler. Photo by Katie Edwards

Tales of An Urban Indian

Written by Darrell Dennis

Staged on a moving city bus, which drives around the city and visits locations matching those in the play's plot. Tales of an Urban Indian is the story of Simon Douglas, a contemporary Indigenous man, who grows up on both the reserve and in Vancouver. This show conjures up many characters that appear in Simon's life, all played by one actor.

TIFT's production of Tales of An Urban Indian has been touring internationally since it premiered in 2009, and has played over 500 performances.

Advisory: This show contains coarse language and adult situations.

Running Time: 90 minutes.

Future Tour Dates To Be Announced.

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COVID-19 Policy

The Province of Ontario requires proof of vaccination to attend all indoor theatre events. Please note that we will require:

-Proof of Vaccination & Valid ID upon entry.
-Patrons complete a Covid-19 Self-Assessment for contact tracing purposes.
-Patrons wear their mask at all times when in the building (except when actively eating or drinking)

Only book tickets if you have received your second vaccination at least 14 days prior to the performance. If you do not have proof of vaccination and proof of identity, unfortunately, you will not be allowed access to the building.

Free Admission Policy

A security charge of $0.01 CAD is required to validate booking. Patrons can cancel or reschedule up to 4 hours before the performance without charge. Please email admin@tift.ca to make any changes.

In the event a patron fails to cancel or make alternate changes and does not attend the performance, a $25.00 charge will be applied per ticket to the patron’s credit card. This charge will be used as a donation to the theatre and a tax receipt will be issued.

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CAST

DARRELL DENNIS Simon Douglas (2009, 2014)

HERBIE BARNES Simon Douglas (2009, 2018)

JONATHAN FISHER Simon Douglas (2011)

CRAIG LAUZON Simon Douglas (2016, 2018, 2019)

BRENDAN CHANDLER Simon Douglas (2019, 2020)

CREATIVES

HERBIE BARNES Director

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