Performer and creator Reneltta Arulk in the CCTC's 2011 Canoe Festival production of her one-woman playTumit

Tumit

Tumit was conceived and developed over a period of four years, with dramaturgical input from playwright German Saravanja.  In 2009, Arluk approached CCTC Associate Director Kathleen Weiss to direct its first and subsequent productions.

Creator

Playwright: Reneltta Arluk

Dramaturg

Dramaturg: German Saravanja

Status

Contact the author: reneltta@hotmail.com.

Synopsis       

Tumit explores the cycles that pass from generation to generation through the person of Sarah, a young woman who has recently discovered she is pregnant and is moving out of the apartment she once shared with her husband.  As she packs, memories begin to stir.  She re-visits her greatest joys and faces her greatest pains.

The traditional and the contemporary are woven together in Arluk's story of a young woman pondering the prospects of becoming a single mother and preparing for a change of tracks as she steps forward.

Other Details
Cast:    
Female: 1
Sarah: Early 20s

Setting:
Place: Sarah's bedroom
Time: The present

Running time:
Runs approximately 70 minutes.

Productions

The World Premiere of Tumit, by Reneltta Arluk ran December 11 and 12 in the Northern Arts and Cultural Centre 2nd Space in the Yellowknife Public Library in Yellowknife, NT with the following cast and production team:

Director: Kathleen Weiss*
Sound Designer: Travis Mercredi
Cast: Reneltta Arluk* as Sarah

*Courtesy Canadian Actors' Equity Association

Tumit received a subsequent production as part of the 2011 Canoe Festival, where it was presented on January 19, 20 and 22 in the Stanley Milner Library Theatre in Edmonton, Alberta with the following cast and production team:

Director: Kathleen Weiss*
Set Design: Jennifer Goodman
Sound Design: Travis Mercredi
Cast: Reneltta Arluk* as Sarah

*Courtesy Canadian Actors' Equity Association

Project Log

2006

Tumit is conceived and initially developed during a seven week residency at the Banff Centre for the Arts.

2006-2009

The script continues to develop with significant dramaturgical contribution from German Saravanja.

2009

Arluk approaches Kathleen Weiss to direct a first production of Tumit.

December 2009

Tumit premieres on December 11 and 12, 2009 at the NACC Second Space in the Yellowknife Public Library, performed by Arluk under Weiss' direction with a sound design by Travis Mercredi.

January 2011

Arluk performs Tumit at the 2011 Canoe Festival, again under Weiss' direction with Mercredi's sound design, this time on a set by Jennifer Goodman in the Stanley Milner Library Theatre in Edmonton from January 19-22, 2011.