DANIEL READS AT WORD ON THE STREET TORONTO SEPT 24, 2017
Indigenous Voices features Dawn Dumont (Glass Beads, stories) and Daniel's newly republished duo Coyote City/Big Buck City plays, the first two in a series of four City Plays that explore a Native family's collision between spiritual traditions and urban materialsim. They appear on the Indigenous Voices stage 4:45 - 5:15pm in Toronto. Details at www.thewordonthestreet.ca
THEATRE KINGSTON 2017-18 SEASON PRESENTS
ALMIGHTY VOICE AND HIS WIFE
Theatre Kingston was delighted to open their 25th Anniversary season with Daniel's Almighty Voice and His Wife, directed by Lib Spry, featuring Indigenous artists Brefny Caribou and Brendan Chandler. The Baby Grand Theatre, 218 Princess St., Kingston ON, September 21 to October 7, 2017. For tickets ($15-35) and further information about his iconic play visit www.theatrekingston.com.
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(UNCLE) DANIEL'S CAMEO IN THE REVOLUTIONS PROJECT
Daniel appeared as Uncle Daniel, "a cameo of a character" in The Revolutions, a SpiderWebShow Creation workshop. The project told a story about family and identity with actors in Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal connecting with actors in the Studio Theatre at Queen's University via the internet and green screen created virtual reality. The play, which included improvised dinner conversation scenes was devised by Rhiannon Collett, directed by Kathryn MacKay and ran at the Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts in Kingston, ON, September 2017.
DANIEL ACES CHOICE FOR CBC's INDIGENOUS BOOK CLUB MONTH
Daniel recommended Louise Bernice Halfe's Burning in the Midnight Dream, a book of poetry, for CBC's online celebration of Indigenous books and writers and next thing he knows, Halfe is awarded the Raymond Souster Award 2017 for this same book at the June AGM meeting of the League of Canadian Poets! Great choice Daniel!
THE WITCH OF NIAGARA, a confabulation in one act
THE CENTRE FOR INDIGENOUS THEATRE
MAY 4 TO 7, 2017
Daniel's delightful play, The Witch of Niagara, a confabulation in one act, re-tells the story of the Maid of the Mist. Directed by Ed Roy, the cast showcased the talents of 1st, 2nd and 3rd year students of The Centre for Indigenous Theatre. The Helen Gardiner Phelan Playhouse,, Toronto ON. May 2017.
ROYAL SOCIETY OF CANADA INDUCTION CEREMONY
HONOURS DANIEL DAVID MOSES - FELLOW 2016
Daniel was cited as a Fellow in the Division of Arts at the Induction and Awards Ceremony on Friday, November 18, 2016 held at the Isabel Bader Centre, Kingston, ON. by the Royal Society of Canada. He is recognized for his four decade career as an artist, teacher, playwright, poet and essayist and as a trailblazer for Canada's First Nations writing and storytelling community. Election to the academies of the RSC is the highest honour a scholar can achieve in the Arts, Humanities and Sciences. www.rsc-src.ca
RECENT PUBLICATION RELEASES...
OH CANADA, WE HAVE ISSUES - ARC POETRY MAGAZINE
ARC Poetry Society's Fall 2017 issue features Oh Canada We Have Issues, edited by Armand Garnet Ruffo and includes Daniel's The Amerindian in the Godzilla Suit - now I'm very curious!
COYOTE CITY/BIG BUCK CITY RELEASE NOV 2017
EXILE EDITIONS FALL
Exile Editions is pleased to add these early plays in a combined edition as part of their Exile Classic Series, Number Twenty-nine as part of their Fall 2017 new releases. Paperback, 240 pages, $24.95CD ISBN 978-1550966787
DANIEL'S KEY NOTE ADDRESS IN CANADIAN LITERATURE
'A Ride Like Miss Johnson's "Wild Cat", a Key Note Address, was published in Canadian Literature No. 230-231, pages 6-22, Indigenous Literature and the Arts of Community, editors Sam McKegney and Sarah Henzi, Autumn-Winter 2016, editor Laura Moss, UBC, Vancouver, B.C., August 2017.
POETRY IN THE WALRUS MAGAZINE - MAY 2017
In the May 2017 issue of The Walrus magazine that highlights Canada's best writers and artists, Daniel's poem, Mouths Full of Flowers is published, page 41, Toronto, ON.
THE MALAHAT REVIEW - THE INDIGENOUS PERSPECTIVES ISSUE
The Malahat Review Winter 2016 published The Indigenous Perspectives Issue including Daniel's poem, After Drowning. This special issue is edited by Philip Kevin Paul, Leanne Betasamosake Simpson and Richard Van Camp. Number 197, University of Victoria, Victoria, B.C.
ALEXANDER STREET PUBLISHES 9 PLAYS ONLINE
Daniel has nine selected plays from his works included in Native American Indian Drama, a collection of more than 200 plays representing the stories and creative energies of American Indian and First Nations playwrights of the 20th century. This unique, web-based publication contains full text plays with detailed, fielded information on related publications, theatres, production companies and more. The database also includes the Native Playwrights' Newsletter, a unique resource, containing a wealth of original essays, articles, photographs, interviews, reviews and production information related to the plays. Available by subscription or one-time purchase at http://alexanderstreet.com
APPOINTMENTS & WORKS IN PROGRESS
The Advisory Board of Oskana Poetry and Poetics book series of the University of Regina Press has appointed Daniel as a Member (2016).
EXILE, The Literary Quarterly has appointed Daniel David Moses as a Contributing Editor. Discover this exciting all-Canadian magazine at www.ExileQuarterly.com!
Journey of Peace Tree Planting and Dedication, The Woodland Cultural Centre, Brantford, ON, August 4, 2005, included Planting a Tree in August, a poem, inscribed on four granite markers at the feet of white pine saplings surrounding a bench to establish a peace garden, in memory of the people of Hiroshima and the students of residential schools, part of a long term collaboration with ElizaBeth Hill and Shelley Niro to explore the Iroquoian traditions of peace in the contemporary world.
ONLINE BLOGS, MUSINGS AND CONNECTIONS...
Diaspora Dialogues features Daniel...sparks a Globe and Mail blog:
Colleague & Fellow Poet/Playwright Vera Manuel
The late Indigenous writer, Vera Manuel, devoted her life to encouraging others to free themselves through the use of their personal voices.
The PUBLIC THEATER'S NATIVE THEATER FESTIVAL (New York City)