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?

Performance Dates

1997    June 27 to 29 – Manawan, Manawan Community Hall

The Team

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