A story about the women in an Indigenous family navigating addiction and inter-generational trauma. Using movement, poetry and prose, creator/performer Yolanda Bonnell weaves the stories of these women who are grappling with a painful past, and who are making tough choices to survive. When The Girl’s addictions manifest as MANIDOONS (Ojibwe word for bug, insect or worm), this creature burrows beneath her skin, pushing her beyond the brink to give into desire. This work is honest, unflinching and raw- it will take your breath away.
A long while since a work inspired such hope, love and nourishment. Tara Beagan, Article 11
This show is presented by Intrepid Theatre as part of solo performance festival UNO Fest (May 9 -19).