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MANIDOONS COLLECTIVE CO-PRESENTED BY THEATRE PASSE MURAILLE AND NATIVE EARTH

February 7-22, 2020
Theatre Passe Muraille
Mainspace

The Girl grapples with the obstacles on her path to adulthood. She clings to anything that gives her comfort. As her power grows, so too does Manidoons*, devouring her from the inside. Her struggle to overcome these challenges fuses movement, poetry and music in a brilliant Dora-nominated performance by Yolanda Bonnell.

*Ojibway for bug, insect or worm

FOUR Nominations for the 2019 Dora Mavor Moore Awards
Outstanding Production
Outstanding New Play
Outstanding Performance in a Leading Role
Outstanding Lighting Design


CREDITS
Created & Performed by Yolanda Bonnell (Ojibway-South Asian)
Directed by Cole Alvis (Métis)
Dramaturgy by Yvette Nolan (Algonquin)
Scenography by Jay Havens (Haudenosaunee/Mohawk)
Lighting Design by Michel Charbonneau (Anishinaabe/Mohawk/euro)
Original Music by DJ Classic Roots (Ojibway/Blackfoot) & Jennifer Kreisberg (Tuscarora)
Sound Design by Maddie Bautista (Filipino)
Movement Facilitation by Aria Evans (Mi’kmaq/Black/settler)
Knowledge Keeper Pauline Shirt (Plains Cree)

manidoons collective is a circle of artists creating Indigenous performance. Learn more about them here.


Photo by Gilad Cohen

[A] riveting solo show” – NOW Magazine

[A] heart and gut wrenching, powerfully
beautiful piece…an excellent physical performance
– Canadian Theatre Review

Bonnell is particularly captivating…her movement and
speech is simply hypnotizing.Mooney on Theatre



Header Visual by Mariah Meawasige