White Girls in Moccasins
March 26 - April 8, 2022
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.
Following a sold-out in-person run, White Girls in Moccasins is available for digital, on-demand viewing from March 26 – April 8. View the “Digital broadcast” tab below for more information and to grab a PWYC ticket.
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
Elizabeth Staples// performer
Ravyn Wngz // performer
Trevor Schwellnus // set + projection design
Rihkee Strapp // animation and associate video design
Echo Zhou // lighting design
Sruthi Suresan // associate lighting design
Maddie Bautista // composer + sound design
Rachel Forbes //costume design
Asli Ozuak // associate costume design, set and props coordinator
Yolanda Bonnell // choreographer
Natércia Napoleão // associate producer
Steph Raposo // production manager
Dylan Tate-Howarth // stage manager
Ada Aguilar // rehearsal stage manager
Sheila Demerah // moccasins
Mary Magiskan // belt
Aqua Nibii Waawaaskone // drum
Nathenia Bonnell / drum painter
Mary Bonnell // gramma’s hands
Pauline Shirt // knowledge keeper
Amy Ireland + Courage Bacchus // Deaf interpreters
Lena Recollet, Sally Atchitawens-Recollet + Roger Roulette // Anishinaabemowin language keepers
Wednesday, March 9 // 8PM (preview)
Thursday, March 10 // 8PM (opening night)
Friday, March 11 // 8PM
Saturday, March 12 // 8PM
Sunday, March 13 // 2:30PM
Wednesday, March 16 // 8PM
Thursday, March 17 // 8PM
Friday, March 18 // 8PM
Saturday, March 19 // 8PM
Sunday, March 20 // 2:30PM
March 26 – April 8
We know that not everyone is comfortable returning to the theatre just yet, and so we will be recording a live performance of White Girls in Moccasins and making it available for digital on-demand broadcasting.
The video will be available to watch at your leisure between March 26 and April 11. Tickets must be obtained by April 8, and are available at a sliding scale price of $0-20.Get a digital ticket
Please note that this is a recording of a live showing, and not a film/digital production.
A version of the recording will include ASL interpretation by Deaf interpreters Courage Bacchus + Amy Ireland.
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.
Relaxed performance: All performances of White Girls in Moccasins will be relaxed performances. The setup of the space and welcoming protocols are designed to welcome audience members who will benefit from a more relaxed performance environment where they are welcome to come and go if need be. A visual story introducing audiences to the space and the show will be available to patrons closer to the show’s run.
Captioning will be available at all performances. If you require captioning, please let us know ahead of time, or when you arrive, and we can make sure your seats are within the line of sight of the monitor.
Note: Previously we had indicated that pre-recorded ASL-interpretation would be available at all in-person performances, as well as in the digital broadcast. Interpretation will be performed by Deaf Interpreters Amy Ireland and Courage Bacchus.
Digital Broadcast: For those unable to come to the theatre to see White Girls in Moccasins in person, we will be offering a digital broadcast option later in the show’s run. Check out the digital broadcast tab for more information and to book a ticket. There is also an option to watch the video with ASL-interpretation.
Pay-what-you-can and free tickets: Tickets for the show can be purchased at $10, $20, or $40. A number of free tickets for each performance of White Girls in Moccasins are available for Indigenous and Afro-Indigenous audiences. These can be selected and booked in advance through our ticketing site.
Show Guide: Our show guide is a document that includes information on what you can expect when you get here.
Playwright and performer Yolanda Bonnell shares about creating White Girls in Moccasins, representation, story sovereignty, and how Buddies and manidoons collective are entering into a relationship with through our co-production.
Dates & Times
March 26 – April 8
$0 / $5 / $10 / $20
A number of free tickets for each performance of White Girls in Moccasins are available for Indigenous and Afro-Indigenous audiences. These can be selected and booked in advance through our ticketing site. If you have additional questions, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
*tickets for previews will be made available closer to the show
With awareness of the ongoing and evolving pandemic, we’re keeping our audience capacity at 65, which is about 50% of our usual seating capacity in the Chamber.
For more information on our COVID safety measures, including our vaccination policy, click here.