In-House Production — May 7th and 8th 2022

TOQAQ MECIMI PUWIHT / Delphine rêve toujours
— Youth Production

Although Théâtre de la Vieille 17 offers certain performances of its adult productions with English surtitles, this show is only available in French. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Without the beating of the drum, the words will never come

By DAVE JENNISS
Directed by MILENA BUZIAK

Delphine is a young Wolastoqiyik girl, full of dreams and determination. Ever since her father lost the drum of his late muhsums, Delphine has been determined to find it at all costs. One autumn day, as the wind picks up, Delphine is transported into the world of the forest spirits. There she meets the mischievous porcupine, the opera-singing owl, and the Kiwahq, a monster with a heart of ice! Will she overcome her obstacles and find the drum?

In his play TOQAQ MECIMI PUWIHT / Delphine rêve toujours, Wolastoqiyik author Dave Jenniss tackles the themes of transmission and identity as he reappropriates the language of his ancestors and makes it resonate. This bilingual show, in French and Wolastoqey is performed by indigenous and non-indigenous actors.

Ondinnok and Vieille 17 are honoured to be able to work creatively in Tio’Ta:ke and Odawa, magnificent territories where the Kanien’kehà:ka and the Algonquin Anishnabe have walked, dreamed and lived for thousands of years.  Miigwetch! Nià:wen! Merci! Thank you!

DURATION
45 min.

FOR AGES 4 TO 8

THE SHOW IS AVAILABLE FOR TOURING
Please contact Agence Asswad

SKAT TOLIHTESINUHK POKUHULAKON, KOLUSUWAKONOL OC MATE PECIYEWIYIL

Kisuwikhok TAPOT JENNISS
Pempawotaq MILENA BUZIAK

Delphine not ewasisuwit Wolastoqey pilsqehsis, psonopu puwyakonol naka sakolitahasuwakon. Tuciw mihtaqsol keskalat pokuhulakonol tepelomatpon muhsumsol, Delphine ‘kisitahatomonehpon weci pskuwat tan ote etutawotik. Neqt toqaq spotew, macelamson, Delphine lipha skitkomiq eyultitit kcihqeyak cocahqok. Nit etolassiqat piskakomat matuwehsol, nucintaq tihtokol, naka Kiwahq, ‘cel moshunol onsa pqom! ‘Kisi oc nit pomkomon naka moskuwan pokuhulakonol?

Yut layyewakon TOQAQ MECIMI PUWIHT / Delphine rêve toujours, Wolastoqey nutuwikhiket Tapot Jenniss ‘tuwehkanol pcitahkakon naka eli nonasik qenowehket latuwewakon ‘cey ‘kansuhs naka ‘kisehtun pokotahqewiye. Yut nisonul latuwewakonol essakihtasik, Polecomoney naka Wolastoqey sakiyak Skicinuwok naka skat-Skicinuwok nutsakiyut.

Ondinnok naka Vieille 17 palitahatomoniya eli amalhi-kislukhotitit nit Tio’Ta:ke naka Atawa, wisoki-wolinaqok ktahkomiq Kanien’keha:ka naka Algonquin Anishnabe etoli kisuhsahtitit, puwihtahtitit naka wikultitit kehsamqahk likotonol. Woliwon! Merci!

Qentokok
45 minits

‘CIW ETUCEYULTITIT 4 tokiw 8!


THÉÂTRE DE LA VIEILLE 17 and PRODUCTIONS ONDINNOK coproduction

Text DAVE JENNISS
Director MILENA BUZIAK
Set and Lighting Design EMILIO SEBASTIAO
Sound Design MARIE-HÉLÈNE MASSY EMOND
Musique written and performed by MARIE-HÉLÈNE MASSY EMOND and EMILY MARIE SÉGUIN
Costume Design SAMANTHA McCUE
Stage Manager ALEXIE MADORE CHARRON
Production Manager CYNTHIA SHAW
Artistic Directors GENEVIÈVE PINEAULT and DAVE JENNISS

With JEMMY ECHAQUAN DUBÉ, MARIE-HÉLÈNE MASSY EMOND, CHRISTIAN PILON et EMILY MARIE SÉGUIN.