White Girls in Moccasins
Gi-bgizoomgad epiichi biinjii’yii debwewin-nim
— you swim in your truth —
A manidoons collective + Buddies in Bad Times Theatre production
Miskozi goes on a search for herself and her culture, accompanied by her inner white girl, Waabishkizi, and guided by Ziibi, a manifestation of an ancestral river. An irreverent reclamation story, White Girls in Moccasins world-hops between dreams, memories, and a surreal game show as Miskozi grapples with living her own truth in a society steeped in white supremacy.
With attention to ongoing COVID restrictions, dates and ticketing information will be released this winter.
photo of Yolanda Bonnell by Dylan Mitro, styling by Vanessa Magic, hair and makeup by Robert Weir
Yolanda Bonnell // playwright & performer
Cole Alvis + Samantha Brown // co-directors
Binaeshee Quae + Elizabeth Staples// performers
Trevor Schwellnus // set design
Rihkee Strapp // projection design
Echo Zhou // lighting design
Maddie Bautista // sound design
Rachel Forbes //costume design
Yolanda Bonnell // movement facilitator
Natércia Napoleão // producer
Steph Raposo // production manager
Ada Aguilar // rehearsal stage manager
manidoons collective is a circle of artists creating Indigenous performance. The artistic leadership includes Yolanda Bonnell (Anishinaabe-Ojibwe & South Asian, european mixed) and Cole Alvis (Michif, Chippewa, Irish & English) both based in Tkarón:to. manidoons collective recognizes the importance of collaborating with Indigenous communities, specifically Indigenous women, 2-Spirit, trans and non-binary storytellers.