is a timely reflection on the cycles of abuse and addiction in which too many Indigenous women in contemporary Canada find themselves. Yolanda Bonnell, an exciting young performer and playwright of Ojibwe and South Asian descent, was named one of NOW Magazine's Toronto theatre artists to watch in 2016. Bonnell gives life to this story with visibility and resilience through poetry, prose, and song.
is a solo physical theatre piece about the life of The Girl; taken from her alcoholic Mother and cycled through the damaging foster care system, The Girl develops an addictive personality that clings to anything that gives her power or makes her feel loved. As The Girl grows so do her addictions and they manifest as the creature Manidoons (Ojibwe word for bug, insect or worm). When Manidoons takes over her addictions become more and more dangerous.
Previously workshopped locally at Weesageechak Begins To Dance, SummerWorks, Rhubarb, and this May on unceded Coast Salish territory at UNO Fest and rEvolver Festival, this powerful show now gets its world premiere at Luminato.
is being created in Tkarón:to where the original caretakers include the Mississauga of New Credit First Nation, as well as other Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee and Wendat peoples
Produced with commissioning support from Native Women in the Arts, Native Earth Performing Arts, National Arts Centre - The Collaborations, and Luminato.