The Sun Raiser



The Sun Raiser is the English translation of Porteur des peines du monde (He Who Bares the Grief of the World) commissioned by the Banff Centre for the Arts.


Performance Dates

1995    August 2 to 12 – Banff, Banff Arts Festival

The Team

Playwright/Director: Yves Sioui Durand

Actors: Levi Aguonie, Sam Bob, Jerry Longboat, Cheri Maracle, James Nicholas & Jenifer Podemsky

Singers & Musicians: Bowser Poochay, Lawrence Roy, Randy Strongarm & Sanford Strongarm

Associate Director: Catherine Joncas

Assistant Director: Hans Engel

Stage Manager: John Raymond

Composer: Michel Smith

Set Designer: Ange Zhang

Costume Designer: Jerry Longboat

Lighting Designer/Production Director: Guy Simard

Technical Director: Sylvain Malo

English Translation: Kathe Roth

Cree Translation: Tomson Highway & James Nicholas

Producers: Ondinnok & Banff Centre for Arts