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.

Running Time:

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.

February 2020


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

Show Sponsors
Jeff and Rita Rayman