Winner of the Gwen Pharis Ringwood Award for Drama
Two grown sisters face off over their mother’s death-bed. Together they confront one another, their own identities, and what will remain when their mom leaves this world. A contemporary look at the significance of faith and family, Honour Beat explores the stories this Indigenous family has told itself through the years, as their mother’s youthful spirit leads them toward forgiveness.
News & Reviews
“Honour Beat is an important work of art… It celebrates–honours–women as the givers and sustainers of life… The ending is extraordinary.” —Globe & Mail
“… a universal appeal despite its specific Indigenous roots… The final uplifting, spiritual moments of Honour Beat will linger with you long after you’ve left the theatre… the richness of story itself and the beautiful sentiments at the heart of the play.” —Calgary Herald
About the Author
Born in Niitsitapi country, Tara Beagan is a proud Ntlaka’pamux and Irish “Canadian” halfbreed. She has written more than twenty plays, and also directs and performs. Currently, she co-helms ARTICLE 11 with her most cherished collaborator, favourite artist and true love, Andy Moro. ARTICLE 11, now based in Mohkintsis, has brought Indigenous Activist art works to the NAC, the ROM, Kingcome Inlet, Kamloops, Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Calgary’s City Hall, the Edinburgh Fringe, and Wellington, Aotearoa (NZ). In 2021, Tara won the prestigious Siminovitch Prize in Theatre for her body of work.