Inner Elder


May 8-12, 2019
Aki Studio


Inner Elder takes the audience on a journey of transformation through laughter and real-life memories of Gemini Award-winning Cree artist Michelle Thrush as she explores her own inner elder. Using a delicate blend of Bouffon and Indigenous clowning, this performance offers a magical experience in the theatre and an extraordinary vision of our world.

Written & Performed by Michelle Thrush
Directed by Karen Hines

Running Time: 55 minutes. No intermission.

★★★★ “A master storyteller […] Thrush’s recollection is so vivid, it sears itself into your consciousness.” – Calgary Herald

Winner of the 2018 Betty Award – Michelle Thrush, Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Drama

Nominated for the 2018 Betty Award – Outstanding New Play & Outstanding Production of a Play


Wednesday May 8  |  8 pm
Thursday May 9  |  8 pm
Friday May 10  |  8 pm
Saturday May 11  |  8 pm
Sunday May 12  |  2 pm


General $30
Seniors / Students / Arts Worker $25

Photo by Ben Laird

Nightwood Theatre is Canada’s foremost feminist theatre, providing an essential home for the creation of extraordinary theatre by women.
Nightwood use theatre to provoke deeper conversations about the diversity of our lived experiences, and as a tool of empowerment for the individual and for the community.  Learn more here.

Photo by Ben Laird; Visual by Mariah Meawasige