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My Sister's Rage

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.

HISTORY

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

Winner of the 2021 Playwright’s Guild of Canada Tom Hendry Award for Drama

  • 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

2022 Fall production at Tarragon Theatre with Studio 180 and TO Live

Funding support: Ontario Arts Council, Toronto Arts Council

Illustration of a black crow with a snarling wolf's face backlit by a grey pixellated full moon. Overtop of the image is the text "Yolanda Bonnell's My Sister's Rage".

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