Minosis Gathers Hope

Minosis Gathers Hope

Co-produced by Alberta Aboriginal Performing Arts and Punctuate! Theatre in association with The Theatre Centre

The Theatre Centre, 1115 Queen St. West
January 10–27, 2018

Tickets: Children $7 | Adult $12
Service charges may apply
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Alberta Aboriginal Performing Arts (AAPA) and Punctuate! Theatre, in Association with The Theatre Centre, present Minosis Gathers Hope, a play for young audiences by Indigenous 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

Performance Dates
Wednesday, January 10 – 11:30am
Thursday, January 11 – 11:30am
Monday, January 15 – 11:30am
Tuesday, January 16 – 11:30am
Wednesday, January 24 – 11:30am
Saturday, January 27 – 2:00pm