This Was the World

directed by Richard Rose
Jan 28, 2020 – Mar 1, 2020 in the Extraspace
Opens Wednesday, February 5, 2020

“I’m no longer sure what’s allowed.”

John, a 60-something white professor of Constitutional Law and Indigenous Rights is unhappy with a new faculty hire.  He seeks to draw a student into his conflict with the Dean’s office, which leads to a complaint, which leads to a reprimand, which leads to a breakdown of the man, his daughter, and their understanding of the world.

A play about old power and new ideas, academia and decolonization, language and authority.


Photo featuring Ellie Moon by Jim Ryce.

The following three people have been paid for consulting on the Indigenous subject matter: Kawennáhere Devery Jacobs, Wally Wapachee and Yolanda Bonnell

Cast and Crew