Someday is a powerful play by award-winning playwright Drew Hayden Taylor. The story in Someday, though told through fictional characters and full of Taylor's distinctive wit and humour, is based on t
is a powerful play by award-winning playwright Drew Hayden Taylor. The story in Someday
, though told through fictional characters and full of Taylor's distinctive wit and humour, is based on the real-life tragedies suffered by many Native Canadian families.
Anne Wabung's daughter was taken away by children's aid workers when the girl was only a toddler. It is Christmastime 35 years later, and Anne's yearning to see her now-grown daughter is stronger than ever.
When the family is finally reunited, however, the dreams of neither women are fulfilled.
The setting for the play is a fictional Ojibway community, but could be any reserve in Canada, where thousands of Native children were removed from their families in what is known among Native people as the "scoop-up" of the 1950s and 1960s. Someday is an entertaining, humourous, and spirited play that packs an intense emotional wallop.
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"One of the 50 Essential Canadian Plays"
— Toronto Star
Drew Hayden Taylor
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has worn many hats in his literary career from performing stand-up comedy at the Kennedy Center to being Artistic Director of Canada's premiere Native theatre company Native Earth Performing Arts.
He has been an award-winning playwright a journalist/columnist short-story writer novelist television scriptwriter and has worked on over 17 documentaries exploring the Native experience. Drew has managed to bridge the gap between cultures by tickling the funny bone.