Runs from Monday January 15 2018 to Saturday January 27 2018

Approximate running time: 1 hour


The Franco Boni Theatre
1115 Queen Street West
Toronto ON M6J 3P4

Performance Notes

× Alberta Aboriginal Performing Arts (AAPA) and Punctuate! Theatre present Minosis Gathers Hope, a play for young audiences by playwright Christine Sokaymoh Frederick (Cree/Métis). This ambitious, Indigenous-led multidisciplinary theatre production is a fun and accessible opportunity for youth to creatively engage in Métis and Cree culture.

Minosis Gathers Hope is about a young Métis girl named Minosis (Cree for kitten), hurting from feelings of abandonment, self-doubt and racism. In the piece, Minosis travels the four directions of her grandparents yard in search of medicine wheel-coloured ribbons. This sparks the magic of ceremony, cultural teachings, mythology and legends, and ultimately connects her to the mythical figures of her grandparents’ stories.

Themes and ideas of this story involve understanding and coping with change, racism, independence and interdependence. With this play, playwright Christine Sokaymoh Frederick wishes to provide a unique way for children to come to terms with the dilemmas of their inner lives: an understanding that is vital for all Canadians whose cultures touch, evolve and interweave.

Featuring Skye Demas, Sheldon Elter, Christine Sokaymoh Frederick, Zoe Glassman, Aimee Rushton, Rebecca Sadowski, Kendra Shorter and Gianna Vacirca
Playwright: Christine Sokaymoh Frederick
Direction by Matthew MacKenzie
Associate Direction by Patrick Lundeen
Choreography by Santee Smith
Sound Design by Noor Dean Musani
Environmental Design by T. Erin Gruber
Stage Management by Erin Voaklander
Running Time: 60 min

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