The Governor of the Dew by Floyd Favel (in the French translation Le Maître de la rosée)



The Governor of the Dew emerged from a story that the playwright Floyd Favel’s mother told him. The nostalgia of this marvelous world is carried by three characters: the narrator, his mother and the old woman Rosie. A story that the old beaver tells Rosie is tragic: the white woman whom he had brought with him into the cabin had made all of the beavers sick. All the members of his family are dead except himself. His love had caused the demise of his people. The play evokes in filigree the story of the population of the Canadian west and the consequences for the Cree people – sickness and death.

Originally from the Cree community of Pound Maker in the north of Saskatchewan, Floyd wrote this play when his mother died. The Governor of the Dew is a story inspired by his relationship with her.

Performance Dates

2012    February 8 to 25 – Montreal, Denise-Pelletier Theatre

The Team

Playwright: Floyd Favel

Translator: Jean-Frédéric Messier

Director: Catherine Joncas

Movement Director/Directorial Collaborator: Francine Alepin

Actors: Catherine Joncas, Jean-Frédéric Messier & Kathia Rock

Set Designer: Patrice Charbonneau-Brunelle

Costume Designer: Sharon Scott

Lighting Designer: Yan Lee Chan

Musical Conception: Jean-Frédéric Messier

Assistant Director: Josiane Fontaine-Zuchowski

Stage Manager: Emanuelle Langelier

Technical Director: Geoff Levine


Producer: Ondinnok