August 01, 2007

Beach family tackles suicide

Beach family brings suicide prevention message to Native youth with 'Kigeet'It was this message of awareness and healing that the Beach family brought with them from Canada through Christopher Beach's multimedia play "Kigeet," which means "Your Arse." The play was performed twice earlier this year in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Adam Beach's performance at the UNITY conference is essentially the play's U.S. debut. It is a sequel to a play written by Christopher Beach, "Pishiki Joe Blow."

In "Kigeet," the central character, Joe, attempts to commit suicide, and has conversations with many people throughout his life who are portrayed on-screen, including his deceased parents and the Creator, who is portrayed by Adam Beach as a character known as "Energy."

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