In this third year of the Theatre of Healing, the actors have now developed. To strive for the heights of the very demanding theatre art, they have to make their own personal choices. Mantokasowin emerges from this audacious theatrical experiment. There is no net to protect the actors. They improvise; they pour forth solemn, very solemn, words. In fact, they touch the very soul of theatre when, in the act of acting, acting recedes to become sacred words and gestures as a manifestation of spirituality in the face of the inevitable – a ceremony of invocation.
Once upon a time there was a little girl named Wapan. She was an orphan. One day she went for a walk in the forest. It was then that she saw a fox, a magnificent fox. At first Wapan tried to approach it but she couldn’t because the fox ran away. Wapan decides to go home. The next day, she saw the same fox and finally she asked him the question: Tan e pe nia totaman?
1997 June 27 to 29 – Manawan, Manawan Community Hall
Playwrights: Collective under the direction of Yves Sioui Durand
Directors: Catherine Joncas & Yves Sioui Durand
Actors: Yvon Dubé, Maria Echaquan, David Flamand, Jasmin Flamand, Jessica Flamand, Kim Flamand, Marie-Josée Flamand, Pierre-Luc Flamand, Jean-Marc Niquay, Joannie Ottawa, Tanyssa Ottawa, Thérèse Ottawa & Rosalia Petiquay
Manawan Coordinator: Thérèse Ottawa
Apprentice Trainers: Jean-Marc Niquay & Marie-Louise Niquay
Production Director Catherine Joncas
Technical Director/Sound Designer | Denis Lafontaine
Stage Manager/Lighting Designer: Marlène Lucas
Set & Costume Designer: Yves Sioui Durand
Properties: Yvan Ottawa
Producers: Mikisiw & Ondinnok