Presented by NAC indigenous Theatre and Zones Théâtrales
SEPTEMBER 14, 15, 16 SEPTEMBRE 2021 Performed in English
SEPTEMBER 17, 18 SEPTEMBRE 2021 Interprété en français
Neseyan o-wejibàbandamag màdiziwin kidji kikendàmawin ashidj
minomàdiziwin màmawi Okinum.
Awasò kìje adisòkewin ki wìkodàbiyedj kidji enigwakamigàg e-wejibàbandam
apìch mamidonenindam kidji mashkawizìn màmawi pimàdjiwowin gaye inewewin.
In Anishnaabemowin, Okinum means dam.
In deciphering a recurring dream, writer, co-director and performer, Émilie Monnet, discovers how to break down interior barriers and trust in the power of dreams and intuition. In a captivating combination of performance, live sound, and visual storytelling, Okinum is an ode to reclaiming language and reconnecting to one's ancestors.
A captivating combination of performance, live sound, and visual storytelling, the play is a circular and immersive experience that interweaves three languages: English, French and Anishnaabemowin.
The French production of Okinum was developed by CEAD and PWM and through a residency at Théâtre Aux Écuries. Okinum premiered at Centre du Théâtre d'Aujourd'hui, and produced by Onishka in collaboration with PWM.
Translation commissioned and developed by Playwrights' Workshop Montréal, with the support of the Cole Foundation.
Onishka Productions and Imago Theatre
Performance is approximately 1 hour with no intermission.