Written and performed by Meegwun Fairbrother
Co-Created and Directed by Jack Grinhaus
A production by Bound to Create
ISITWENDAM (AN UNDERSTANDING)
Isitwendam was supported in part by Native Earth Performing Arts, premiering March 20-31, 2019 in their 2018/19 Season.
NOMINATED FOR FOUR DORA MAVOR MOORE AWARDS INCLUDING:
OUTSTANDING NEW PLAY
OUTSTANDING SCENIC/PROJECTIONS DESIGN
Isitwendam (An Understanding) was workshopped at Theatre NorthWest as part of their Innovation Series in their 2016/17 Season and presented there Feb 6 - 23 as part of their 2019/20 Season and at The Talking Stick Festival in Vancouver from Feb 26 - 29th, 2020. It was then live streamed as part of the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre's Bridge Festival March 18-21, 2021.
Isitwendam is the story of a young man in search of a truth, whose journey leads to a discovery about the father he loathed and lost, and an awakening of himself and his generation.
Does healing have an expiry date?
A fusion of western and Indigenous storytelling that includes Plains Indigenous Sign Language, drumming, ceremony, and song, this powerful, heart-wrenching, yet humorous theatrical production explores various perspectives of atrocity and the steps we all need to take to find Isitwendam.
Creator & Performer: Meegwun Fairbrother
Co-Creator & Director: Jack Grinhaus
Artistic Collaborator/Producer: Lauren Brotman
Production Associate/Stage Manager: Sarah Koehn
Production Manager/Stage Manager: Carla Ritchie
Lighting Designer: Melissa Joakim
Projections Designer: Andy Moro with Melissa Joakim
Set Designer: Hans Saefkow
Movement Coach: Carlos Rivera
Sound Designer: Marc Merilaïnen
Photographer: Joe Bucci
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