March 17-31, 2019
Aki Studio


Isitwendam (An Understanding) is the story of a young man in search of a truth, whose journey leads to a discovery about the father he loathed and lost, and an awakening of himself and his generation.

Does healing really have an expiry date?

A fusion of western and Indigenous storytelling that includes Ancient Indigenous Sign Language, drumming, dance, and song, this powerful, heart-wrenching, yet humorous theatrical production explores various perspectives of atrocity and the steps we all need to take to find Isitwendam.

Creator & Performer: Meegwun Fairbrother
Co-Creator & Director: Jack Grinhaus
Artistic Collaborator/Producer: Lauren Brotman
Associate Producer/Production Assistant: Sarah Koehn
Stage Manager: Carla Ritchie
Lighting Designer: Melissa Joakim
Projections Designer: Andy Moro with Melissa Joakim
Set Designer: Hans Saefkow
Movement Collaborator: Carlos Rivera
Sound Designer: Marc Meriläinen

Show Run Time: 75 minutes,
plus 15 minute post-show meal/talkback.

Photo by Michael Kast


Sunday March 17  |  2 pm
Tuesday March 19 (PWYC)  |  8 pm

Wednesday March 20  |  8 pm – Opening
Thursday March 21  |  8 pm
Friday March 22  |  8 pm
Saturday March 23  |  8 pm
Sunday March 24  |  2 pm

Tuesday March 26 (PYWC)  |  8 pm
Wednesday March 27  |  8 pm
Thursday March 28  |  8 pm
Friday March 29  |  8 pm
Saturday March 30  |  8 pm
Sunday March 31  |  2pm


General $30
Seniors / Students / Arts Worker $25
Tuesdays PWYC

PREVIEW General $20
PREVIEW Seniors / Students / Arts Worker $15

“Magical…Entertaining…This one-man work is truly virtuosic.”

Photo by Michael Kast

Bound to Create Theatre engages audiences with familiar and relevant themes presented in unfamiliar ways. Striving to create cutting-edge theatre, B2C reaches its audiences by exploring dark themes, rich texts, heightened physicality and tension, and bold visual imagery through a fusion of artistic forms. Learn more here.

Header Illustration by Mariah Meawasige