Inner Elder was first brought to stage as part of the 2018 line-up for One Yellow Rabbit's 32nd annual High Performance Rodeo. During this two week run at Lunchbox Theatre audiences of all backgrounds witnessed this powerful story of truth filled with humanity – and an Indigenous comedic twist.
This 60-minute performance takes audiences on a roller coaster journey of laughter and transformation told through real-life memories. Through storytelling, Michelle candidly shares her experiences of growing up in a city as a young brown girl navigating a world of alcoholic adults, aliens, and the spiritual presence of her guiding grandmothers.
Watch in wonder as Michelle seamlessly transforms from a curious child into a mischievous spry old woman that holds nothing back. Once this magical transformation begins there is no stopping this inner elder as she captivates audiences.
Created and performed by multi-award-winning performer Michelle Thrush, Inner Elder takes audiences back to Thrush’s childhood in 1970’s Calgary. Through laughter and real-life memories, Thrush explores her own inner elder. This award-winning production offers its audience a heightened experience in the theatre and an extraordinary vision of our world.