2016 – 2017 Season

About The Play

Sisters is a tough, uncompromising look at a convent-run Native residential school. While the play chronicles in graphic detail the by now well documented agenda of cultural genocide which motivated the establishment of Native residential schools in Canada, the daring triumph of this play is that it reveals the far less well documented cultural infrastructure and values of the society which created those schools—the church and the state of white, colonial, paternalist Canada.

DatesApril 26 - May 6, 2017
DirectorDebra Bob
  • Producer

    Lesley McCoy

  • Producer

    Joyce Elderton

Sister GabrielSusan Johnson
Sister AgnesPatty Garrett
Sister MaryJennifer Gretzinger
Young MaryDestiny MacWatters
LouisGus Hansen
Joel SteinGavin Opp

Technical Team

Stage ManagerCatherine Hansen
Assistant Stage ManagersJosi Apps, Lesley \McCoy
Script SupervisorJo Jones
Voice CoachBetty Anne Northup
Set ConstructionGord Bannerman (Head), Perry Williams, Max Hoedeman, Aaronn Kaminski
Set DécorSarah McLean (Head), Sheila Mandreck, Laura Wright
PropsSierra Shaw
DresserBernadette O’Donnell
Light Technician/OperatorJohn Lomas
Light OperatorAnnika Lauriston
Light Setup TeamAaronn Kaminski
Sound OperatorTrish Bennett
Set DesignSarah McLean
Ligt DesignJim Elderton
Sound DesignMonty Hughes
Costume DesignJoan Sasges

Administrative Team

Foyer DécorJoanne Taylor, Arlene Spearman
Front of House ManagerCarol Jenkins
Marketing/Publicity/PosterBarb Keith
PhotographerParis Tosen, Monty Hughes
ProgramArta Adams
PreviewVal Heuman
Opening NightVal Heuman
Opening Night BarRon Heuman
Final Matinee Cast DinnerJoyce Elderton, Val Heuman
Final NightPip Jordan

Sisters was chosen to be workshopped by Andrew McIlroy at the Mainstage Festival June 30 – July 8 2017

Sisters Poster

Production Photos