Paprika Festival 2018

Presented in partnership with
Native Earth Performing Arts

May 14-20, 2018
Free – $10
Aki Studio

For the third year running, we are partnering with Paprika Festival to present a week-long festival of work entirely created by young artists. Following a year of professional theatre training and mentorship programs, this youth-led professional performing arts organization will showcase creations from the next generation for one full week in Aki Studio.

With the support of Native Earth, Paprika Festival will also offer a new program dedicated to supporting and presenting the work of young Indigenous artists. Paprika programs are free of cost for participants and offer exceptional training in playwriting, performing, directing, producing, collective creation, design, and arts administration.


All Shows except Writers’ Circle $10
PYWC for Students, Seniors, Arts Workers

All Writers’ Circle Readings FREE


S.O.S. Saving Our Sovereignty | May 14, 17 & 19
Created, Written & Performed by Out of Sync Collective (Jesse Wabegijig, Pesch Nepoose, and Theresa Cutknife)


Fragments May 14 & 15
Created, Written & Directed by Kevin McLachlan
Witness of Obsession and Desire | May 18 & 19
Directed by Ty Sloane
Selections from Rosamund Smalls’ Vitals | May 15 & 19
Directed by Bryn Kennedy


Almost Jane Doe
Created, Written & Directed by Tiffiney Alexis-Simeon, Olivia Cameron, Jainee Fernandes, Annabel Pearson, Lia Reyes, and Meagan Urbanek


A Perfect Bowl of Pho May 16, 18 & 20
Written by Nam Nguyen
The Heels of Our Grandfathers | May 14, 16 & 18
Written & Performed by Cole Forrest
Directed & Dramaturged by Cole Alvis
Mama Loves Her Pie | May 14, 19 & 20
Written by Ava Evreinov & Autumn Davis
Go Home | May 15, 16 & 19
Written & Performed by Cathy Huang
Mentor Jeff Ho


What Ladybird May 15
Written by Gaby Milner
In the Dawn | May 17
Written by Rofiat Olusanya
People Mountain, People Sea | May 19
Written by Janis Chang


Niish | May 20
Written by Joelle Peters
Close/Close May 20
Written by Olivia Costes
Not Many Immigrants Live Here | May 20
Written by Thilini Seevakireedam
Propaganda vs. Propaganda | May 20
Written by Aaliyah Wooter

For the full festival schedule.

Paprika Festival is a youth-led professional performing arts organization that provides a year round professional training and mentorship programs for young artists. Learn more.