When their Matriarch ends up in a coma, a ma’iingan-wolf clan family gathers together to work through their collective grief and begin to heal from an incident in the past. While the Aunties camp out in the hospital room, the younger cousins spend their time at the Grandmother’s house by the backyard firepit; all while being circled by a cackling crow jokester.
As the veil between the ancestral plane and the earthly realm gets thinner, tensions and emotions are high and vulnerabilities are exposed, revealing the true strength and resilience of the ma’iingan kwe.
My Sister’s Rage is a story about the nuances of holding trauma and joy at the same time and how laughter is medicine.
Developed at the 2019 Gros Morne Playwrights’ Residency in Newfoundland with Playwright’s Workshop Montreal
Dramaturgical support by Emma Tibaldo
Development and workshop support by Studio 180, including a recorded online reading and a weeklong workshop
Development and workshop support by TO Live, including a weeklong workshop at Meridian Hall
Ongoing dramaturgical support by Lindsay Lachance
Purchase the 2021 Tom Hendry Awards Shortlisted Play bundle HERE, that includes an early draft of My Sister’s Rage
Part of Gwaandak Theatre Society’s Indigenous Summer Play Readings, co-presented by The Guild Hall and Queer Yukon
Funding support: Ontario Arts Council, Toronto Arts Council