BEARS… on Tour!

By Matthew MacKenzie

In association with Alberta Aboriginal Performing Arts

A multi-disciplinary dark comedy about the Transmountain Pipeline, Bears asks what the hell it is we think we're doing here in Wild Rose Country.

MacKenzie’s critically acclaimed, award-winning play Bears is now on tour to The Belfry Theatre in Victoria, BC and Factory Theatre in Toronto, ON. We have some wonderful new cast members joining our returning cast, and we are excited to take this this talented crew on the road. Please join us in these cities if you can.

Bears at The Belfry Theatre, Victoria, BC
January 31 - February 24, 2019

Bears at Factory Theatre, Toronto, ON

February 28 - March 17, 2019

Bears Tour 2018, photo by Alexis McKeown

Bears Tour 2018, photo by Alexis McKeown


Floyd: Sheldon Elter

Featuring: Tracey Nepinak, Shammy Belmore, Karina Cox, Skye Demas, Lara Ebata, Zoë Glassman,  Kendra Shorter, and Gianna Vacirca

Creative Team

Written and Directed by: Matthew MacKenzie

Stage Management: Erin Voaklander

Choreography: Monica Dottor

Electronic Composition: Noor Dean Musani

Environmental Design: T. Erin Gruber

Environmental Design Assistant: Madi Blondal

Costume Design:  Monica Dottor and Brianna Kolybaba

Production Manager & Technical Director: Trent Crosby

Associate Direction: Patrick Lundeen

Artistic Producer: Christine Sokaymoh Frederick

Indigenous Liaison: Doreen L. Cardinal

Associate Producer: Sheiny Satanove

Tour Manager: Krista Lin

Photo by Alexis McKeown

Photo by Alexis McKeown

“I’d never seen a piece that speaks to issues facing Canada’s Indigenous peoples as effectively and beautifully as Bears does.”

— Jerry Saddleback, Cree Elder and Dean of Cultural Studies at Maskwacîs College

Photo by Alexis McKeown

Photo by Alexis McKeown

“It’s a blend of chase story, identity search, ode to Indigenous spirituality, dark comedy, interdisciplinary spectacle, and eco-activist plea”

  • The Georgia Straight