L'enclos de Wabush
A co-production of Ondinnok and le NTE
Thirty years after our first collaboration (“The Conquest of Mexico” in 1991), we are partnering again with the NTE to introduce you to the fantastic universe of the Wendat writer Louis-Karl Picard-Sioui.
Available online starting June 4th, 2021 in co-presentation with International First Peoples Festival.
Born and raised in Kitchike, Pierre Wabush was destined for an extraordinary destiny… In his forties, childless, without a career or any particular talent, he became the pariah of Kitchike after a scandal exposed the corruption surrounding the community’s chief. Wabush, in short, is trapped in a world sending him back to his own inner neuroses. Involuntarily dragged into a mystical and initiatory quest, he will now have to face his past, his fears, and misconceptions to get out of this dimension and return home, forever changed.
This production is inspired by Chroniques de Kitchike/La grande débarque published in 2017 by author Louis-Karl Picard-Sioui. In this collection of dreamlike short stories tinged with dark humour, Picard-Sioui depicts the fragmented world of Kitchike, an imaginary reserve in southern Quebec where archetypes, urban legends, and the social and political tensions found in today’s Indigenous communities pool and interweave. L’enclos de Wabush, imbued with the same whimsical and corrosive spirit, will bring these themes to the stage while also revealing reflections on the nature of power and the universe itself.
Text | Louis-Karl Picard-Sioui
Dramaturgy | Alexis Martin
Stage Direction | Daniel Brière et Dave Jenniss
Assistance Stage Director and Stage Management | Marilou Huberdeau
Performance | Marie-Josée Bastien, Charles Bender, Joanie Guérin, Marco Poulin, René Rousseau, Emily Séguin
Production Management | Cynthia Bouchard-Gosselin
Assistance Production Management | Lindsay Morneau
Technical Management | Catherine Moisan
Set Design | Max-Otto Fauteux
Lighting Design | Renaud Pettigrew
Costume Design | Claire Geoffrion
Accessories | Fany Mc Crae
Sound Design | Alexander MacSween
Video Design | Lionel Arnould
Decor | Judith Dufour-Savard et Marianne Lavoie (de Écoscéno)
Make-up/Hairstyle | Sylvie Rolland-Provost and Josée Pellerin
Videoshoot | Sylvio Arriola et Claude Précourt
Audio capture | Louis Desparois, François Tremblay and Louis Aka Trudel
Ondinnok would like to thank le Canada Council for the Arts, the Conseil des arts lettres du Québec, the Conseil des arts de Montréal, the Cole Foundation, the Ministère de la Culture et des Communications and le Ministère du Travail, de l’Emploi et de la Solidarité sociale for their support.