SCHOOL MATINEE INFO

MINOSIS GATHERS HOPE

 

 
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Playwright Christine Sokaymoh Frederick is an inspiring artistic leader and an important voice in [our] cultural community...
— Daryl Cloran, Artistic Director of the Citadel Theatre

Join Us...

Our companies profoundly believe in investing in our country’s youth, and nurturing creativity and culture in students from all backgrounds. Therefore, AAPA and Punctuate! are offering a select number of free tickets to students from schools and community groups in the GTA.


 
  Artwork by Larissa Pohoreski.

Artwork by Larissa Pohoreski.

Minosis Gathers Hope

THE THEATRE CENTRE (1115 QUEEN STREET W)

Toronto, ON

JANUARY 10 - 27, 2018

Minosis Gathers Hope is about a young Métis girl named Minosis (Cree for kitten), who meets a fairy named Pakoseyimiw (Cree for Hope), and their ensuing adventures to understand the meaning of culture; its mythology and legends. In the piece, Minosis travels the 4 four directions of her grandparents yard in search of medicine wheel-coloured ribbons, thereby sparking the magic of ceremony.

Themes and ideas of this story involve understanding and coping with change, racism, independence and interdependence. With this play, playwright Christine Sokaymoh Frederick wishes to provide a unique way for children to come to terms with the dilemmas of their inner lives: an understanding that is vital for all Canadians whose cultures touch, evolve and interweave.

School Performances @ 11:30 am:

  • Wednesday, January 10
  • Thursday, January 11
  • Monday, January 15
  • Tuesday, January 16
  • Wednesday, January 24

Public Performance: Saturday, January 27 @ 2PM

Who we are & Why we are


This project is an exciting collaboration between two award- winning Alberta theatre companies’ with national scope, Alberta Aboriginal Performing Arts (AAPA) and Punctuate! Theatre.

Alberta Aboriginal Performing Arts (AAPA)  is an Aboriginal Theatre and Performing Arts organization based in Edmonton, Alberta. Our mandate is to nurture and cultivate an Aboriginal arts scene in Edmonton by creating opportunities for Aboriginal Artists, Writers and Performers to present their work to the public. We produce events that bring artists of multiple disciplines and Aboriginal traditions together. Our goal is to encourage and inspire collaborations in art and performance in both contemporary and traditional styles and to bring these creations to audiences across Alberta. AAPA provides audiences of all backgrounds a chance to experience challenging artistic works that speak from a unique Aboriginal perspective. 

Punctuate! Theatre is a Sterling Award winning professional theatre company based in Edmonton Alberta. We are dedicated to creating diverse, multidisciplinary dance and theatre productions. We engage both professional and emerging artists, providing mentorship opportunities within the artistic and production team. We think Albertans deserve to have cultural and artistic events brought to their communities. 

Minosis Gathers Hope will be performed for school audiences at Toronto’s acclaimed live arts-hub & incubator, The Theatre Centre (1115 Queen Street W) from January 10 - 27, 2018.

 

 

About the Playwright

 
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Christine Sokaymoh Frederick

Christine Sokaymoh Frederick is an urban Aboriginal Cree-Métis with thirty-five years of experience in multiple artistic disciplines. She is co-founder and artistic director of Alberta Aboriginal Performing Arts and producer of the annual Rubaboo Arts Festival (9th annual in Feb 2018) and Executive Director of the Dreamspeakers Film Festival.

She is the first Indigenous Associate Artist of the Citadel Theatre and recent appointee to Vice Chair of the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, and first Indigenous board member of the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra. She’s attended the University of Alberta, the Banff Centre for Arts, and the University for Peace (Costa Rica, Indigenous Rights in the Field). She is a former Chair of the Edmonton Arts Council, and has sat as board member of the Dreamspeakers Film Festival and the Indigenous Performing Arts Alliance. She served on the committees for the ᐄᓃᐤ (ÎNÎW) River Lot 11∞ one of the first Indigenous Public Art Parks in the world. She is the recipient of the 2007 Esquao Award in Arts, and the 2016 Mayor's award for Excellence in Artistic Leadership.


Meet The Cast & Crew