Isitwendam (An Understanding)

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 PRODUCTION

OUTSTANDING NEW PLAY

OUTSTANDING SCENIC/PROJECTIONS DESIGN

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE

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

FOR TOURING INFO AND BOOKING PLEASE CONTACT info(at)boundtocreate.com

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