Past Shows

INNER ELDER
A Nightwood Theatre and Native Earth Co-Presentation
Written & Performed by Michelle Thrush
Directed by Karen Hines

May 2019  |  Aki Studio


HOT BROWN HONEY
Presented by TO Live in association 
with Why Not Theatre and Native Earth

April 2019  |  St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts – Bluma Appel Theatre


ISITWENDAM
A Bound to Create Theatre Production
Written & Performed by Meegwun Fairbrother
Co-Created & Directed by Jack Grinhaus

March 2019  |  Aki Studio

Nominated for the 2019 Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding Production, Outstanding New Play (Meegwun Fairbrother), Outstanding Performance by an Individual (Meegwun Fairbrother), and Outstanding Scenic/Projections Design (Hans Saefkow, Andy Moro, Melissa Joakim).


POUR
Presented by TO Live in association 
with Theatre Centre and Native Earth

Choreography by Daina Ashbee

February 2019  |  Theatre Centre


BLOOD ON THE DANCE FLOOR – PROGRESS FESTIVAL
A Ilbijerri Theatre Company Production
presented by Theatre Centre and Native Earth

Written & Performed by Jacob Boehme
Directed by Isaac Drandic

February 2019  |  Theatre Centre


GATHERING LIGHT
A Raven Spirit Dance Production
Created by Michelle Olson

February 2019  |  Aki Studio


AFTER THE FIRE
A Punctuate! Theatre and Alberta Aboriginal Performing Arts Co-Production in association with Native Earth and Theatre Centre
Written by Matthew MacKenzie
Directed by Brendan McMurtry-Howlett
Featuring Sheldon Elter, Jesse Gervais, Kaitlyn Riordan, and Louise Lambert

January 2019  |  Theatre Centre

Nominated for the 2019 Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding New Play (Matthew MacKenzie) and Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble.


I CALL MYSELF PRINCESS
A Paper Canoe Projects and Cahoots Theatre Production
in association with Native Earth

Written by Jani Lauzon
Directed by Marjorie Chan
Musical Direction & Composition by Jerod Impichchaachaaha’ Tate

September 2018  |  Aki Studio

Nominated for the 2018 My Entertainment World’s Critics’ Pick Award for Outstanding New Musical.


FINDING WOLASTOQ VOICE
A Theatre New Brunswick Production
Written & Composed by Natalie Sappier (Samaqani Cocahq)
Choreographed & Performed by Aria Evans

March 2018  |  Aki Studio

Winner of the 2018 My Entertainment World’s Critics’ Pick Award for Outstanding Dance Performance (Aria Evans).


IPPERWASH 
A Native Earth Production in Partnership with Blyth Festival
Written & Directed by Falen Johnson
Dramaturgy by Yvette Nolan
Featuring Samantha Brown, Jonathan Fisher, James Dallas Smith and PJ Prudat

February 2018  |  Aki Studio

Nominated for the 2018 Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding New Play (Falen Johnson) and Outstanding Lighting Design (Michelle Ramsay).


BEARS
A Punctuate! Theatre and Alberta Aboriginal Performing Arts Co-Production in association with Native Earth and Theatre Centre
Written & Directed by Matthew MacKenzie
Choreography by Monica Dottor
Featuring Sheldon Elter

January 2018  |  Theatre Centre

Winner of the 2018 Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding New Play (Matthew MacKenzie) and Outstanding Production; Nominated for Outstanding: Direction (Matthew MacKenzie and Monica Dottor), Performance (Sheldon Elter), Scenic Design (T. Erin Gruber), Costume Design (Monica Dottor with Brianna Kolybaba), Lighting Design (T. Erin Gruber), and Sound Design (Noor Dean Musani).


light breaking broken
A Creative Collaboration by Margaret Grenier & Karen Jamieson

the NDN way
A Brian Solomon Electric Moose Production
Interpreted by Brian Solomon and Mariana Medellin-Meinke

A DanceWorks CoWorks Series Event
March/April 2017  |  Aki Studio


MÉTIS MUTT
Written & Performed by Sheldon Elter
Directed by Ron Jenkins

January/February 2017  |  Aki Studio


Luu hlotitxw: Spirit Transforming
By Dancers of Damelahamid
Choreography by Margaret Grenier 
in collaboration with Nigel Grenier

NGS (Native Girl Syndrome)
By Lara Kramer

In partnership with DanceWorks
April 2016  |  Aki Studio


HUFF
A Native Earth Production
Written & Performed by Cliff Cardinal
Directed by Karin Randoja

October 2015  |  Aki Studio

TOUR 2016  |  Calgary, AB; Edmonton, AB; Vancouver, BC; Kelowna, BC; Victoria, BC; North York, ON; Manitowaning, ON; Quebec City, QC; Montreal, QC

TOUR 2017  |  Sydney, Australia; London, England; Winnipeg, MB; Toronto, ON

Winner of the 2017 Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding New Play (Cliff Cardinal) and Outstanding Performance – Male (Cliff Cardinal); Nominated for Outstanding Lighting Design (Michelle Ramsay) and Outstanding Production.


STITCH
A Culture Storm Production in Partnership with Native Earth
Written by Cliff Cardinal
Directed by Jovanni Sy
Featuring Georgina Beaty

June 2015  |  Aki Studio

Nominated for 2017 Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding Sound Design (Andy Moro/Luka Caruso-Moro).


GOD AND THE INDIAN
A Native Earth & Firehall Arts Centre Co-Presentation
Written by Drew Hayden Taylor
Directed by Renae Morriseau
Featuring Thomas Hauff and Lisa C. Ravensbergen

May 2015  |  Aki Studio


THE UNPLUGGING
A Native Earth & Factory Theatre Co-Presentation
Written by Yvette Nolan
Directed by Nina Lee Aquino
Featuring Umed Amin, Diana Belshaw and Allegra Fulton

March/April 2015  |  Factory Theatre – Mainstage


IN SPIRIT (formerly QUILCHENA)
A Native Earth Production
Written & Directed by Tara Beagan
Featuring Sera-Lys McArthur

March 2014  |  Aki Studio


CHOCOLATE WOMAN DREAMS THE MILKY WAY
A Chocolate Woman Collective Production
Written & Performed by Monique Mojica
with Gloria Miguel
Directed (Remount) by Jill Carter

January/February 2013  |  Aki Studio


CAFÉ DAUGHTER
A Gwaandak Theatre Production
Written by Kenneth T. Williams
Directed by Yvette Nolan
Featuring PJ Prudat

January 2013  |  Aki Studio


from thine eyes
A DanceWorks Presentation
Choreography by Michael Greyeyes
Written by Yvette Nolan
Composed by Miquelon Rodriguez
Featuring Michael Caldwell, Luke Garwood, Ceinwen Gobert, Sean Ling, Shannon Litzenberger and Claudia Moore

September 2011  |  Aki Studio


TOMBS OF THE VANISHING INDIAN
A Native Earth & Red Diva Co-Production
Written by Marie Clements
Directed by Yvette Nolan
Featuring Keith Barker, Nicole Joy-Fraser, Falen Johnson, Martin Julien, PJ Prudat, Michelle St. John and David Storch

March 2011  |  Buddies in Bad Times Theatre


GIIWEDIN
A Native Earth / An Indie(n) Rights Reserve Co-Production
Co-Composed by Spy Dénommé-Welch and Catherine Magowan

April 2010  |  Theatre Passe Muraille

Nominated for the 2010 Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding New Musical/Opera (Spy Dénommé-Welch & Catherine Magowan) and Outstanding Musical Direction (Gregory Oh).


SALT BABY
A Native Earth Production
Written by Falen Johnson
Directed by Yvette Nolan
Featuring Mike Bernier, James Cade, PJ Prudat and Michaela Washburn

October 2009  |  Theatre Passe Muraille


A VERY POLITE GENOCIDE or THE GIRL WHO FELL TO EARTH
A Native Earth Production
Written by Melanie J. Murray
Directed by Yvette Nolan
Featuring Paul Chaput, Waawaate Fobister, Falen Johnson, Catherine McNally, Simon Moccasin, PJ Prudat and Gordon White

December 2008  |  Buddies in Bad Times Theatre


ALMIGHTY VOICE AND HIS WIFE 
A Native Earth Production
Written by Daniel David Moses
Directed by Michael Greyeyes
Featuring Derek Garza and Cara Gee / PJ Prudat

March/April 2009  |  Theatre Passe Muraille
May 2009  |  Origins Festival, London, England

TOUR 2010  |  Toronto, Halifax, Peterborough, Edmonton, Kingston, Winnipeg, Brandon


ANNIE MAE’S MOVEMENT
A Native Earth, Yirra Yaakin Noongar Theatre & Open Book Co-Production
Written & Directed by Yvette Nolan
Featuring Michelle St. John and Grahame Merke

TOUR 2008  |  Perth, Australia; Auckland, New Zeland; Rotorua, New Zealand

March 2004 – Workshop Production


THE TRIPLE TRUTH
A Turtle Gals Production
Performance & Design Concept by Turtle Gals Performance Ensemble
Written by Jani Lauzon, Michelle St. John and Monique Mojica
Directed by Yvette Nolan
Featuring Falen Johnson, Cheri Maracle and Michelle St. John

May 2008


DEATH OF A CHIEF
A Native Earth / National Arts Centre Production
Directed & Adapted by Yvette Nolan and Kennedy C. MacKinnon
Choreography by Michelle Olson
Featuring Monique Mojica, Lorne Cardinal, Keith Barker, Cheri Maracle, Jani Lauzon, Michelle St. John, Michaela Washburn, Waawaate Fobister and Falen Johnson

February/March 2008  |  National Arts Centre Studio Theatre
March 2008  |  Buddies in Bad Times Theatre


THE PLACE BETWEEN
A Native Earth Production
Co-Created by Michelle Olson and Lisa C. Ravensbergen
Dramaturgy by Yvette Nolan

April 2007


UQQUAQ THE SHELTER
A Native Earth & Theatre Centre Co-Presentation
Co-Created & Performed by Genevieve Pepin and Laurentio Q Arnatsiaq

January 2007  |  Juxta Studio


DREARY AND IZZY
A Native Earth Production in association with Factory Theatre
Written by Tara Beagan
Directed by Ruth Madoc-Jones
Featuring Ryan Cunningham, Lesley Faulkner and Michaela Washburn

November/December 2005  |  Artword Theatre


THE UNNATURAL AND ACCIDENTAL WOMEN
A Native Earth Production in association with Buddies in Bad Times Theatre
Written by Marie Clements
Directed by Yvette Nolan
Featuring Deborah Alison, Valerie Buhagiar, J. Patricia Collins, Gloria May Eshkibok, Michelle Latimer, Jarrod MacLeod, Gail Maurice, Muriel Miguel, Sarah Podemski, Gene Pyrz, Lisa C. Ranvesbergen, Lena Recollet and Michaela Washburn

November/December 2004  |  Buddies in Bad Times Theatre


THE ARTSHOW
A Native Earth Production
Written by Alanis King
Directed by Paul Thompson
Featuring Jani Lauzon, Lorne Cardinal, Sean Dixon, Gloria May Eshkibok and Sarah Podemski

February/March 2004  |  Artword Theatre


TALES OF AN URBAN INDIAN
A Native Earth Production
Written & Performed by Darrell Dennis
Directed by Herbie Barnes

November 2003  |  Artword Theatre

TOUR
January 2004  |  Pavilion Theatre (Kamloops, BC)
February 2004  |  Native Canadian Centre of Toronto
February 2005  |  Grand Theatre (London, ON)
March 2005  |  Firehall Arts Centre (Vancouver, BC)
March 2005  |  Workshop West (Edmonton, AB)

Nominated for the 2004 Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding Performance – Male (Darrell Dennis).


THE SCRUBBING PROJECT
A Native Earth Presentation in association with Factory Theatre
Written & Performed The Turtle Gals Ensemble
Directed by Muriel Miguel
Featuring Jani Lauzon, Monique Mojica and Michelle St. John

November/December 2002  |  Factory Theatre


TIME STANDS STILL
A Native Earth Production in association with Theatre Passe Muraille
Written by Terry Ivins
Directed by Lorne Cardinal
Featuring Sam Bob and Glen Gould

February 2003  |  Theatre Passe Muraille

January/February 2002 – Workshop Production


ANNIE MAE’S MOVEMENT
A Native Earth Production in association with Studio Lab Theatre Foundation
Written & Directed by Yvette Nolan

March/April 2001  |  Native Canadian Centre of Toronto


THE TRICKSTER OF THIRD AVENUE EAST
A Native Earth Production
Written by Darrell Dennis
Directed by Diane Roberts
Featuring Ryan Black, Billy Merasty and Michelle St. John

January/February 2000  |  Poor Alex Theatre


RED RIVER
A Crow’s Theatre and Native Earth Co-Presentation
Written by Jim Millan and Daniel David Moses
Directed by Jim Millan
Featuring Lorne Cardinal, Adrian Hough, Billy Merasty, Monique Mojica and Jennifer Podemski

September/October 1998  |  Factory Theatre – Studio Cafe


THE BABY BLUES
A Native Earth Production
Written by Drew Hayden Taylor
Directed by Lynda Hill and Pamela Matthews
Featuring Lorne Cardinal, Carol Greyeyes, Carolyn Hay, Tom Hill, George Leach and Santee Smith

November 1997  |  Theatre Passe Muraille


SIXTY BELOW
A Native Earth Production
Written by Patti Flather and Leonard Linklater
Directed by Vinetta Strombergs
Featuring Columpa C. Bobb, Lorne Cardinal, Gilbert Clements, Carol Greyeyes and Kevin Pelletier

April 1997  |  Native Canadian Centre of Toronto

Nominated for the 1997 Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding: Production, New Play (Patti Flather and Leonard Linklater), Direction (Vinetta Strombergs), Lighting Design (Jim Plaxton), Set Design (Stephen Degenstein), Performance – Female (Columpa C. Bobb), and Performance – Male (Kennetch Charlette).


WAITAPU
A HE ARA HOU MAORI THEATRE PRODUCTION (Auckland, New Zealand)
Written by Briar Grace-Smith
Directed by Nancy Brunning
Featuring Tina Cook, Himiona Grace, Kohai Grace, Wiremu Grace, Rachel House and Hemi Rurawhe

May/June 1996  |  Native Canadian Centre of Toronto


ONLY DRUNKS AND CHILDREN TELL THE TRUTH
A Native Earth Production
Written by Drew Hayden Taylor
Directed by Elizabeth Theobald
Featuring Columpa C. Bobb, Kennetch Charlette, Darrell Dennis and Carol Greyeyes

April 1996  |  Native Canadian Centre of Toronto

Nominated for the 1996 Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding: Production, Performance – Female (Carol Greyeyes), Performance – Male (Kennetch Charlette).


RAVENS
A Native Earth Production
Written by Joyce B. Joe
Directed by Gary Farmer
Featuring Michael Filipowich, Sandra Laronde, Billy Merasty and Christine O

February 1996  |  Native Canadian Centre of Toronto

Nominated for the 1996 Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding Sound Design (Marsha Coffey).


DINKY
A Native Earth Production
Written by Columpa C. Bobb
Directed by Herbie Barnes

February/March 1995  |  Native Canadian Centre of Toronto


NO TOTEM FOR MY STORY
A Native Earth Production
Written by Joseph Dandurand
Directed by Herbie Barnes

February/March 1995  |  Native Canadian Centre of Toronto


SOMEDAY
A Native Earth Production
Written by Drew Hayden Taylor
Directed by Doris Linklater
Featuring Herbie Barnes, Columpa C. Bobb, Lee Maracle and Pamela Matthews

November/December 1994  |  Native Canadian Centre of Toronto


DIVA OJIBWAY
A Native Earth Production
Written by Tina Mason
Directed by Michele George
Featuring Herbie Barnes, Jack Burning, Gloria Eshkibok, Cynthia Ashperger Eastman, Alex Fallis, Jonathan Fisher and Jani Lauzon

April/May 1994  |  Native Canadian Centre of Toronto


GENERIC WARRIOR AND NO NAME INDIANS
A Native Earth Production
Written by Ben Cardinal
Directed by Paul Thompson
Featuring Jack Burning, Ben Cardinal, Lorne Cardinal, Sharon King, Doris Linklater, Vince Manitowabi and Michelle Thrush

January/February 1993  |  Native Canadian Centre of Toronto


LADY OF SILENCES
A Native Earth Production
Written & Directed by Flyod Favel
Featuring Columpa C. Bobb, Carol Greyeyes, Vince Manitowabi, Billy Merasty and Sophie Merasty

April 1993  |  Native Canadian Centre of Toronto


FIREWEED
A Native Earth Production
Written by William Merasty
Directed by Maggie Huculak
Featuring Vince Manitowabi, Pamela Matthews and Billy Merasty

October/November 1992  |  Native Canadian Centre of Toronto


NIGHT OF THE TRICKSTER
A Native Earth Production
Written by Beatrice Mosionier
Directed by Larry Lewis
Featuring Jack Burning, Ron Cook aka Loon Hawk, Gloria May Eshkibok, Doris Linklater, Magnolia, Pamela Matthews and Marrie Mumford

April/May 1992  |  Native Canadian Centre of Toronto


ALMIGHTY VOICE AND HIS WIFE
A Native Earth Production
Written by Daniel David Moses
Directed by Marrie Mumford
Featuring Jonathan Fisher and Pamela Matthews

February/March 1992  |  Native Canadian Centre of Toronto

Nominated for the 1992 Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding Set Design (Stephen Degenstein).


SON OF AYASH
A Native Earth Production
Written by Jim Morris
Directed by Raoul Trujillo
Featuring Shirley Cheechoo, Jack Horne, Jani Lauzon, Gloria Miguel and Alejandro Ronceria

February/March 1991  |  Native Canadian Centre of Toronto

Nominated for the 1991 Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding: Costume Design (Shadowland), Lighting Design (Stephen Degenstein), Set Design (Stephen Degenstein), and Sound Design (Marsha Coffey).


MOONLODGE
A Native Earth Production
Written & Performed by Margo Kane
Directed by Floyd Favel

November/December 1990  |  Native Canadian Centre of Toronto


THE BEAVERS
A Native Earth & Theatre Resource Centre Co-Presentation
Written by Ronald Weihs
Music by James Gray
Directed by Tomson Highway and Cheryl Cashman
Featuring Herbie Barnes, Ned Benson, Jack Burning, Tina Bomberry, Kennetch Charlette, Gloria Eshkibok, Gaye Huycke, Nick Johne, Jan Kudelka, Jani Lauzon, Marien Lewis, Billy Merasty, Nion, Sue Morrison and Alejandro Ronceria

April/May 1990  |  Native Canadian Centre of Toronto


DIARY OF A CRAZY BOY
A Native Earth Production
Written by John McLeod
Directed by Tomson Highway and Rene Highway
Featuring Herbie Barnes, Kennetch Charlette, Graham Greene, Jim Mason, Billy Merasty, Marrie Mumford, Richard Parlington and Bruce Sinclair

February/March 1990  |  Native Canadian Centre of Toronto


DRY LIPS OUGHTA MOVE TO KAPUSKASING
A Native Earth Production
Written by Tomson Highway
Directed by Larry Lewis
Featuring Ben Cardinal, Kennetch Charlette, Gloria May Eshkibok, Gary Farmer, Graham Greene, Doris Linklater and Billy Merasty

April/May 1989  |  Theatre Passe Muraille

Winner of the 1989 Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding: New Play (Tomson Highway), Production, Performance – Male (Graham Greene), and Performance – Female (Doria Linklater); Nominated for Outstanding Direction (Larry Lewis), and Performance – Male (Gary Farmer).


THE SAGE, THE DANCER AND THE FOOL
A Native Earth Production
Written, Composed & Directed by Tomson Highway
Choreographed & Directed by Rene Highway
Featuring Rene Highway, Tomson Highway and Billy Merasty

January/February 1989  |  Native Canadian Centre of Toronto

Nominated for the 1989 Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding New Play (Tomson Highway).


COYOTE CITY
A Native Earth Production
Written by Daniel David Moses
Directed by Anne Anglin
Featuring Tina Bomberry, Ron Cook, Maragret Cozry, Gloria May Eshkibok, Alanis King and Gordie Odjig

May/June 1988  |  Native Canadian Centre of Toronto


NEW SONG…NEW DANCE
A Native Earth Production
Choreography by Rene Highway
Featuring Rene Highway, Rauol Trujillo and Alejandro Ronceria

February/April 1988  |  Native Canadian Centre of Toronto


ARIA
A Native Earth Production
Written by Tomson Highway
Directed by Larry Lewis
Featuring Makka Kleist

March 1987  |  Annex Theatre

June 1987  |  Asia Pacific Festival (Vancouver, BC)
July 1987  |  Aasivik Festival (Greenland)

Nominated for the 1987 Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding Production.


THE REZ SISTERS
A Native Earth Production
Created by Tomson Highway
Directed by Larry Lewis
Featuring Anne Anglin, Margaret Cozry, Gloria Eshkibok, Rene Highway, Gloria Miguel, Muriel Miguel, Cheryl Mills, Monique Mojica, and Sally Singal

1986  |  Native Canadian Centre

Nominated for the 1987 Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding New Play (Tomson Highway).


TRICKSTER’S CABARET
A Native Earth Production
Created by Gary Farmer, Makka Kleist, Billy Merasty and Monique Mojica
Directed by Richard Pochenko

December 1985  |  Theatre Passe Muraille


GIVE THEM A CARROT FOR LONG AS THE SUN IS GREEN
A Native Earth Production
Created by Tomson Highway, Makka Kleist, Doris Linklater, Billy Merasty and Monique Mojica
Directed by Muriel Miguel

December/January 1985  |  The Theatre Centre


CLOWN TRICKSTER’S WORKSHOP
A Native Earth Production
Directed by Ian Wallace
Featuring Tomson Highway, Makka Kleist, Doris Linklater, Billy Merasty and Monique Mojica

September 1984  |  Native Canadian Centre of Toronto


DOUBLE TAKE – A SECOND LOOK
A Native Earth Production
Created by Billy Merasty, Gloria Miguel, Monique Mojica and Maariu Olsen
Directed by Muriel Miguel

November/December 1983  |  Native Canadian Centre of Toronto


WHO AM I
A Native Earth Production
Directed by Bunny Sicard and Barry Karp
Choreography by Rene Highway
Featuring Ron Cook and Rosa John nee Diabo

April/May 1983  |  Native Canadian Centre of Toronto


NATIVE IMAGES IN TRANSITION
A Native Earth Production
Directed by Bunny Sicard and Denis Lacroix
Featuring Jim Compton, Erroll Kinistino, Doris Linklater and Monique Mojica

September/October 1982  |  Native Canadian Centre of Toronto


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