Okinum © Clark Ferguson

Okinum

Onishka Productions and Imago Theatre

2021-09-14 18:30 2021-09-18 19:30 60 Canada/Eastern 🎟 NAC: Okinum

https://nac-cna.ca/en/event/29282

In-person event

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...

Read more

Babs Asper Theatre,1 Elgin Street,Ottawa,Canada
September 14 - 18, 2021
This event has passed
Okinum © Clark Ferguson
Indigenous arts Theatre Storytelling

In-person event

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

MATURE THEMES

Performance is approximately 1 hour with no intermission.

Okinum © Clark Ferguson

Artists

  • No headshot
    Playwright, Co-Director & Performer Émilie Monnet
  • No headshot
    Co-directed, Dramaturg & Direction of Performers Emma Tibaldo
  • No headshot
    Co-Director & Choreographer Sarah Williams
  • No headshot
    Lighting Designer Lucie Bazzo
  • No headshot
    Production Stage Manager Luciana Burcheri
  • No headshot
    Video Designer Clark Ferguson
View all artists ›
  • Playwright, Co-Director & Performer Émilie Monnet
  • Co-directed, Dramaturg & Direction of Performers Emma Tibaldo
  • Co-Director & Choreographer Sarah Williams
  • Technical Consultant Frédéric Auger
  • Lighting Designer Lucie Bazzo
  • Birch Bark Biting Performer and Knowledge Keeper Thérèse Thelesh Bégin
  • Production Stage Manager Luciana Burcheri
  • Video Designer Clark Ferguson
  • Props Builder Marie-Ève Fortier
  • Performer and Sound Designer Jackie Gallant
  • Set Designer Simon Guilbault
  • Translation Dramaturg Maureen Labonté
  • Costume Designer Caroline Monnet
  • Moccasins Sage Paul
  • Sound Operator Simon Riverin
  • Technical Director Ted Stafford
  • Voice Performer / Anishnaabemowin Language and Culture Consultant Véronique Thusky
  • Costume Builder Sonya Vallis
  • Developed with PWM & CEAD
  • Special Thanks Fatma Sarah Elkashef, Hannah Kirby, La Machinerie des arts for their administrative support, Cultivart, Joséphine Bacon, Simon Brascoupe, Floyd Favel, Anna Mapachee, Espace Go, Catherine Sasseville, Amelie Dionoski
  • BABS ASPER THEATRE TEAM Charles Martin Head Carpenter; Michel Sanscartier Head Properties; Eric Tessier Head Electrician; Martin Racette Assistant Electrician; Jon Carter Head Sound; David Milliard Head Projectionist; Projectionists, Wardrobe Mistresses, Masters and Attendants are members of International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees Local 471.
Menu