Ramsey Whitefish lived on the streets of Toronto and was a friend of many through the dramatic arts program at Sanctuary, a church in the downtown area. On May 18th, he was found murdered not very far from the church’s actual location.
From what little I’ve heard about Ramsay, he was a gentle and good man who had lived through many of the realities that First Nations people now experience in North America. In this video, Ramsay re-imagines Hamlet’s famous soliloquy in Act 3 Scene 1 to reflect his own experience living as an aboriginal person on the streets of Toronto. May you enjoy this raw, poetic insight into the creativity of a young man who was loved by many in the downtown community.