As we welcome this new group of bright, talented, young, emerging artists, it is important that we also recognize where we stand at this moment in time in the ongoing journey of the company as a whole, and upon whose shoulders you will now be lifted up to greater heights than ever before. And so we pause for a moment in our welcoming of you, the new, to honour and acknowledge that we are the current generation of artists and animators at the company. We have flourished because of the guidance and consistency, wisdom and vision of our Board members, our senior staff and Producers, our Administrative and Artistic Mentors and Directors. As an organization dedicated to original creative expression, we are constantly evolving. We owe the development of our training practice to our firm foundations laid by the Anishinaabe Artists and advocates that came before us.
Starting Monday Written, Directed and Performed by JESSICA WILDE PELTIER Welcome into the familial world of a circle of powerful Anishinaabe women, supporting and encouraging, comforting and accepting one another, in oversized clothes and pivotal roles, while wrestling with the distance between their inten- tions and their outcomes. The women span three generations, culminating in a triumph of the human spirit - especially for the youngest ...
In That There is Freedom Written, Directed and Performed by SARINA MERLING ‘In That There is Freedom’ takes us on a journey into a woman’s world of growing edges in a Northern town. She explores, creates and ultimately delights in her feminine way of being, in an elemental world where roles are strictly imposed, defined, and then quietly cast aside. And in that, she finds freedom.
O’ Bitter Be Sweet Written, Directed, and Performed by ELISHA SIDLAR After 50 years Cococo’s Confectionary is closing up shop! This is your last chance for Laffy Chews! Your final day for Lollihops! And your one and only opportunity to stock up on Gramma’s Red Lickernish Rolls! Lulu LaRue cordially invites you to the death of her sweetshop.
Larry E. Lewis Studio Debajehmujig Creation Centre 43 Queen Street Manitowaning Ontario August 1, 2, 3, 4, 8, 9, 10, 11, 14, 15 8:00 pm
Adults $25 Elders/Students $20 Youth 12 and under $15 Info and Reservations: 705-859-1820
Ask about Discounts for Community Programs and Groups 705-859-1820
Three years ago, we were approached by two local doctors, Dr. Nick Jeeves and Dr. Maurianne Reade, to explore the potential of animating the teaching scenarios that were devised by local health professionals, to teach interdisciplinary emergency medicine in a wilderness setting. The idea was born out of a simple recognition that health professionals do not necessarily find it easy to improvise and apply their knowledge in a context that is not ideally suited to apply their skills and knowledge such as a clinic or hospital. Over the past two conferences hosted on Manitoulin, the attendance has grown significantly to include emergency responders, wilderness leadership personnel, Doctors, Nurses, and other health professionals that are regularly practicing in rural and wilderness settings. Conference attendees are starting to come from all over Ontario.
The Canada Council for the Arts supports the professional programs and activities of Debajehmujig - Storytellers through an Operating Grant from the Theatre Section. The Canada Council is also supporting the professional and strategic development of multi-disciplinary practice through the Integrated Arts Program
The Ontario Arts Council supports the professional programs and activities of Debajehmujig - Storytellers through an operating grant from the Theatre Section. The Ontario Arts Council also supports the development of the 6’ Festival through the Aboriginal Arts Project Program, as well as the long term self sustainability through the Ontario Arts Investment Fund
The Department of Canadian Heritage through the Canada Arts Training Fund has provided ongoing support for the professional training of Canadian Artists who are enrolled in the National Aboriginal Arts Animator Program at Debajehmujig - Storytellers
The Ontario Trillium Foundation - Province Wide Program - is supporting the groundwork, development and networking for a new multi-disciplinary community based regional festival series called ‘Cyclone’