Tales of an Urban Indian

Talk Is Free Theatre (Secwepemc, Canada)
03–05 May $30–35 85 minutes

Tales of an Urban Indian is a dark comedy about the life of Simon Douglas, a contemporary First Nations man raised on the reserve in British Columbia and the streets of downtown Vancouver. Uniquely staged on a moving bus driving around city locations, Simon encounters a variety of people who shape his journey. Simon finds hope as the play explores themes of survival and forgiveness, and examines issues of race and identity.

The production has played all across Canada and in the United States, visiting a range of communities from remotely located Iqaluit in Nunavut territory to major urban centres such as Vancouver.

Simon as beautifully played by Craig Lauzon is often full of despair but not self-pitying.Lynn Slotkin, The Slotkin Letter




This production contains coarse language, mature content and depiction of adult situations.


  • Playwright: Darrell Dennis
  • Director: Herbie Barnes
  • Actor: Craig Lauzon
  • Stage Manager: Erica McMaster

Additional Info

Bus departs from Meat Market.

This tour has been made possible with the generous funding of the Ontario Arts Council and Canada Council for the Arts.