Written by Joelle Peters
Produced by Native Earth Performing Arts

APRIL 12 – 30, 2023

“I hope I never forget this place. Even more, I hope that it never forgets me.”

Niizh, written by Joelle Peters, is a coming-of-age comedy. Set on a reserve in Southwestern Ontario, the play follows the youngest of the ‘Little’ family, Lenna Little, who prepares to leave home for the first time. In the midst of this she meets Sam Thomas, who has returned to the reserve after many years away. Is there a meet-cute? Is there a fish fry? Is there a sax solo? You’ll have to wait and see!

Running Time: Approximately 100 minute

Four 2023 Dora Mavor Moore Award Nominations:
Outstanding Direction – Desirée Leverenz
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble – The Ensemble of PJ Prudat, Kole Durnford, Aren Okemaysim, Theresa Cutknife, Jason McDonald
Outstanding Production – Native Earth Performing Arts
Outstanding Scenic/Projection Design – Scenic Design: Nancy Anne Perrin; Projection Design: Hailey Verbonac


Lenna Little – Theresa Cutknife
Sam Thomas – Kole Durnford
Billy Little – Jason McDonald
Jay Little – Aren Okemaysim
KC Thomas – PJ Prudat

Playwright Joelle Peters
Director desirée leverenz
Production Manager and Technical Director Julia Howman
Stage Manager Jessica Campbell-Maracle
Assistant Stage Manager Dylan Tate-Howarth
Set Designer Nancy Perrin
Head of Props Sarah Yuen
Props Assistant Aden Altamirano
Lighting and Projections Designer Hailey Verbonac  
Sound Designer Jenna Geen 
Costume Designer Nishina Loft 
Costume Design Assistant Halle Turner
Language Consultant Mko Giizoons
Choreography Consultant Aria Evans

Fight Director Richard Comeau

Wednesday April 12   |  7:30 PM – Cancelled 
Thursday April 13   |  7:30 PM – Preview
Friday April 14  | 7:30 PM – Opening, SOLD OUT!
Saturday April 15  | 7:30 PM
Sunday April 16  | 2:00 PM
Matinee, SOLD OUT!

Tuesday April 18   |  7:30 PM – PWYC
Wednesday April 19  | 1:00 PMSchool Matinee
Wednesday April 19  | 7:30 PM
Thursday April 20  |  7:30 PM

Friday April 21  | 7:30 PM
Saturday April 22  | 7:30 PM
Sunday April 23  | 2:00 PM

Tuesday April 25   |  7:30 PM – PWYC
Wednesday April 26  | 1:00 PMSchool Matinee, SOLD OUT!
Wednesday April 26  | 7:30 PM
Thursday April 27  |  7:30 PM

Friday April 28  | 7:30 PM
Saturday April 29  | 7:30 PM
Sunday April 30  | 2:00 PM

Under the B: B4. B-4.
Join us B4 seeing Niizh for a round of Bingo! Arrive 30 minutes before the show starts and pick up your tickets and a bingo card from the Aki Studio box office.

Header Visual by Chief Lady Bird