Ago Friday Nights: An Evening With Jack Charles

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AGO - Art Gallery of Ontario says
Jack Charles is an Australian tribal Elder and a legend of Aboriginal theatre. Now over 70 years old, Charles is bringing his work Jack Charles v. The Crown to Toronto for a presentation at Canadian Stage as part of their biennial Spotlight Series. For one night only, Charles performs solo at the AGO, telling stories and singing songs that span a lifetime of political activism, art, addiction and crime. His experience as a stolen child echoes the experiences of Canadian Indigenous peoples; his generous spirit and unwavering strength make his journey one of resilience and hope

Seating is limited, please arrive early.

Jack Charles – Co-writer, Performer

Born in 1943, Jack was well and truly a child of the Stolen Generation. He spent many of his formative years in the boys’ homes of Melbourne, which he took on with his usual laconic outlook: “It was alright by me – I was happy to assimilate. The only trouble was I wasn’t ever going to fit in. I’m fucking brown, mate.”

In 1972, he founded the first Aboriginal theatre company Nindethana and has performed with the cream of Australia’s actors, directors and writers including Geoffrey Rush, Neil Armfield, John Romeril and Tracey Moffatt. His work has spanned feature films, TV series and hundreds of plays including The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith, Bedevil, Ben Hall and The Marriage of Figaro. Most recently, he was the subject of Amiel Courtin-Wilson’s award-winning documentary Bastardy, and was awarded the prestigious Tudawali Award at the Message Sticks Festival in 2009, honouring his lifetime contribution to Indigenous media.
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By: AGO - Art Gallery of Ontario