manidoons collective co-presented by Theatre Passe Muraille and Native Earth Performing Arts
bug follows The Girl as she navigates her way through her intergenerational trauma while being followed by Manidoons, the physical manifestation of her addictions. Performed and created by Yolanda Bonnell (NOW Magazine’s Artists to Watch 2016), the 2019 Dora-nominated physical performance weaves stories of Indigenous women grappling with their painful past and making tough choices to survive in this country.
Each performance will have a post-show Q&A.
Mainspace Theatre | 16 Ryerson Ave.
70 minutes + 15 min. post show Q&A
If you would like information on the topics or themes in our productions, or to determine the suggested age for attending a performance, please reach out to our Box Office staff at 416-504-7529 or by email.
bug created and performed by Yolanda Bonnell
director and producer: Cole Alvis
stage manager: Gia Nahmens
voiceover by: Sadie Buck
movement coach: Aria Evans
dramaturg: Yvette Nolan
scenography: Jay Havens
lighting designer: Michel Charbonneau
sound design: Maddie Bautista
production manager: Deb Lim
music composed by: DJ Classic Roots & Jennifer Kreisberg
stitchers: Kinoo Arcentales & Chelsea Reinders
set construction: Tim Hill
associate producers: Lisa Alves & Olivia Shortt
producing consultant: Kristina Lemieux
outside eye / facilitator: Ashley Bomberry
knowledge keeper: Pauline Shirt
Deaf Interpretation Team
Amy Ireland, Deaf Interpreter
Catherine MacKinnon, Deaf Community Consultant and ASL Coach
Marcia Martins, English-ASL Interpreter
Rosalie Vissers, English- ASL Interpreter
Jo-Ann Martin, English-ASL Interpreter
Relaxed Performance – Sun. Feb. 16 at 2:00pm
ASL Interpreted Performance – Sat. Feb. 15 at 7:30pm and Thurs. Feb. 20 at 7:30pm
General Admission $38
Arts Worker $25
Under 30 $17
PWYC on Wednesdays
The Prelude is a pre-show chat between Artisitic Director Marjorie Chan and a member of the community. Come join them as they discuss some of the themes highlighted in the show, bringing a broader understanding of the piece to you, the audience.
The Prelude begins at 7:00pm on Wednesday February 12th.
manidoons collective is a circle of artists creating Indigenous performance. The artistic leadership includes Yolanda Bonnell (Ojibwe-South Asian) and Cole Alvis (Métis) both based in Tkarón:to.
Native Earth Performing Arts is Canada’s oldest professional Indigenous performing arts company. Currently in our 37th year, we are dedicated to developing, producing and presenting professional artistic expressions of the Indigenous experience in Canada.
Through stage productions (theatre, dance and multi-disciplinary art), new script development, apprenticeships and internships, Native Earth seeks to fulfill a community of artistic visions. It is a vision that is inclusive and reflective of the artistic directions of members of the Indigenous community who actively participate in the arts.