Friday November 13

by Yolanda Bonnell

bug is a one-woman physical theatre piece that uses poetry, prose and song to explore the journey of a young Indigenous girl and her addictions. This addiction manifests itself in Manidoons (Ojibwe for “bug”), a creature that slowly begins to completely take her over as she gets older and her addictions become more serious and dangerous. Music for bug by: Graham Ko, Julie Sun Lee, Colin Adhikary

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Yolanda (Ojibwe/South Asian) is an emerging performer and playwright from Thunder Bay, Ontario and is a recent graduate of Humber’s theatre performance program.  Credits from Humber include Theresa in Approaching Zero, Venus/Rose in This Side of Heaven as well as the first workshop of bug.

by Herbie Barnes

Bent Boy is a Theatre for Young Audiences play about two youths, one healthy and popular, the other bent and usually in the way. The two are sent from their village to recover a treasure that will insure the future of their community. Together they must overcome obstacles and learn valuable lessons along their way.

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Herbie Barnes (Ojibway) has played many roles throughout his twenty year career both on stage and in film as well as directing and teaching.  Some of Herbie’s best-known stage roles include Bilbo Baggins in The Hobbit, Norval Morrisseau in Copper Thunderbird, and a Wilkershame Brother in Seussical the Musical.

Friday November 13 @ 7:30 PM | Aki Studio | Tickets $15