Grounded in the heart of the Métis homeland, The Crossing Theatre Company was named to honor Métis leaders Gabriel and Madeline Dumont who resided at Gabriel’s Crossing, located on the banks of the South Saskatchewan River, which is in close proximity to the Batoche National Historic Site. The river was a natural meeting place where community members gathered together to share their visions and dreams for their people. The Crossing Theatre Company honors these values and traditions of the Métis people and so many of our projects including workshops and cultural gatherings continue to take place at Gabriel’s Crossing.
The Crossing Theatre Company creates a respectful space for Métis stories to be developed and presented, and encourages a creation process that reflects and honors the Métis worldview. Our projects respect Indigenous traditions and protocols, which is the foundation of all that we create and produce.