Co-presented by Native Earth Performing Arts and Theatre Passe Muraille
Omaagomaan explores the resilience of the Anishinaabe people of Grassy Narrows. Using movement, sound, and storytelling the piece enlivens Omaagomaan – a two-spirit being, and a manifestation of the earth and man-made poisons that have seeped into the environment – forcing audiences to reckon with the ways the manaadizi (ugly) and the onizhishi (beautiful) collide.
Performed by Dora-award winning performer Waawaate Fobister the show is a multi-genre exploration of ways to stitch a fractured landscape back together.
Created by Waawaate Fobister
Directed & Dramaturged by Troy Emery Twigg
Sound Design & Composition by Marc Meriläinen
Costume Design by Sage Paul
Lighting & Projections Design by jaymez
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.
Main Floor of the Daniels Spectrum
585 Dundas Street East, Suite 120
Aki Studio for Native Earth Performing Arts is located inside the Daniels Spectrum at 585 Dundas Street East. This is on the south side of Dundas Street, just east of Parliament Street.
Aki Studio and the Aki Studio Box Office are located on the main level of the Daniels Spectrum, in Suite 120, across from Ada Slaight Hall. Our administration office is located on the second floor, in Suite 250, next to the offices of the Regent Park Film Festival.
ARRIVE VIA TTC
505 Dundas streetcar: Sackville stop.
65 Parliament bus: Dundas stop. Walk east on Dundas.
They are on the south side of Dundas Street East.
Paid public parking is available in the underground lot beneath the Daniels Spectrum. The vehicle entrance is off the laneway to the south of the centre, accessible via Sackville Street just south of Dundas Street East. Look for the big blue “P”. It is $8 for the day.
Note: The parking lot does not have direct access into the Daniels Spectrum. The parking lot elevators exit to Dundas Street. From there, walk east to the main doors of the Daniels Spectrum.
Additional paid public parking can be found in an underground lot beneath the RBC Royal Bank, just north of Dundas Street East off Regent Street. There is sometimes free parking available near the aquatic centre, on the north side of Dundas, just east of their building.