May 9 – May 14 | Firehall Theatre

Tree Drum

Tree Drum is told by Bill Beauregarde (Cree/Enoch.) It explores the personal life story and experience of Indigenous theatre artist Bill Beauregarde, who was taken from his family at the age of three. Bill shared the story with long-time friend and theatre artist, Susanna Uchatius (Austrian/Eastern European), that at 9 years old, while in a group home, the crab apple tree in the backyard repeatedly called to him. It wanted to be a drum. So, Bill cut the tree down and made his first drum. This was the beginning of a remarkable journey - an intuitive discovery of who he is.

After sharing conversations over the past three years, the "TREE DRUM's" branches grew. The story of the journey stretched from the past represented by two youth, Clayton Shanoss (Nisga, Gitxsan) and Isaiah Heyoka, and into the future, as acknowledged Elder, Bill Beauregarde, keeps the drum heartbeat alive.

This is a workshop production by Theatre Terrific. For more information, please visit

All performances will be ASL interpreted

Ticket Prices:
Regular: $30
Student/Senior: $15

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Tree Drum

May 9 – May 14 | Firehall Theatre
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