Set in a tiny B.C. village, Kevin Loring’s drama about reconciliation and redemption has earned acclaim across Canada.
Where the Blood Mixes is the story of a father’s reunion with his adult daughter who was taken into care by social services as a child. The play opened on the day the Government of Canada officially apologized for the damage done by the residential school system to Aboriginals in Canada, and has been touring nationally ever since.
Loring, an actor and playwright from the (Nlaka’pamux) First Nation in Lytton, B.C., won a 2009 Governor General’s Literary Award for the play. In February, it was showcased in Vancouver, as part of the 2010 Cultural Olympiad.