Past Productions

Native Earth Presents: Chocolate Woman Dreams the Milky Way

By Monique Mojica
A Chocolate Woman Collective Production

January 29 – February 3, 2013

Chocolate Woman Dreams the Milky Way written and performed by Toronto actor/playwright Monique Mojica and performed with Gloria Miguel of New York’s Spiderwoman Theater is directed by renowned Guna theatre artist José Á. Colman.

Chocolate Woman Dreams the Milky Way layers the stories of a girl soldier, Daughter from the Stars, and Sky Woman Falling (First Woman) with retellings of cultural stories of the Grandmothers of Creation. The play weaves realities to create a daring, thought provoking performance. An embodied journey of reclamation rooted in the Guna cosmology, this performance animates the narratives encoded in traditional molas (textiles).

Chocolate Woman Collective reclaims Indigenous cultures through artistic process.

Remount Director: Jill Carter
Actor & Artistic Director: Monique Mojica
Elder & Master Actor: Gloria Miguel
Stage Manager & Producer: Gia Nahmens
Premier Assistant Director, Principal Spanish / English Translator: Alberto Guevara
Composer: Marden Paniza
Sound & Lighting Design: Michel Charbonneau
Set Designer: Oswaldo “Achu” de Leon Kantule
Dramaturg: Ric Knowles
Premier Director, Translator to Dulegaya & Cultural Consultant: José Á. Colman
Textile Designer, Costume Designer & C0-Set Designer: Erika Iserhoff

Photo of Monique Mojica by Juan Camilo Palacio

Aki Studio Theatre – 585 Dundas St. E. Toronto, ON
East of Parliament Street, inside the Daniels Spectrum building


The show dates/times are:

Tuesday, Jan. 29th @ 12:30pm Student Matinee
Wednesday, Jan. 30th @ 8pm Opening Night
Thursday, Jan. 31st @ 8pm
Friday, Feb. 1st @ 8pm
Saturday, Feb. 2nd @ 8pm
Sunday, Feb. 3rd @ 2:30pm

Ticket Prices:

Evening Performances: $20
Matinee: $15
Elders/Group Rate/Arts Workers: $10

Box Office: 1-800-204-0855