Listuguj Students Perform Ta’n Wetapegsulti’gw – Where we come from

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The Listuguj-CBU Community Studies students have completed their L’nu Culture in Media course. As a final project, students prepared and performed a theatre play entitled “Ta’n Wetapegsulti’gw,” written by Peter Vicaire. Students from the Alaqsite’w Gitpu School and Sugarloaf Senior High School were also invited to star alongside them. They performed three shows: March 24th for AGS staff and students, March 25th for invited guests, and March 26th for the community. Their final performance was even live-streamed on LMG’s YouTube channel.

Ta’n Wetapegsulti’gw tells the story of two sisters, Anissa and Nahla, who are lost in the forest and are trying to find their way home. They stumble upon two tricksters, Apli’gmuj and Giwnig, who are seemingly put on their path to waste their time. However, this playful duo leaves them with valuable teachings about our Creation Story and way of life. The director Shane Leydon shares, “In this story, Apli’gmuj says to the two lost girls, “How do you expect to know where to go if you don’t know where you came from?!” Out of all the bickering and fighting and one-upping Apli’gmuj and Giwnig do amongst each other, this is one line that has a lot of wisdom in it.” The teachings help Anissa and Nahla further along their journey, but you’ll have to watch their performance on YouTube to hear the whole story.

The atmosphere this group created in the Alaqsite’w Gitpu School gymnasium was extraordinary. The sets, designed by Jonathan Barnaby, immersed the audience in the story. The structure of Gulug’s nest towered over the characters, making us, as the audience, worried for them and their encounter with Gulug. The costumes, designed by Claudia Gray and Oakley Gray, and masks, created by Duane Isaac, were stunning and enhanced the overall look of each character.

The sound and lighting provided by S.R. Sound were on point. As you may already know, bolts of lightning are an integral part of our Creation Story. S.R. Sound did an excellent job of portraying their intensity on stage.

The Listuguj Education Directorate congratulates these students on their outstanding performance and work behind the scenes. Thank you to everyone who made this play a success. All your hard work has paid off.

Production Credits

Shane Leydon                Director

Troy Mundle                   Acting Coach

Michael Rossi                 Videographer

Duane Isaac                   Mask Design

Claudia Gray                   Costume Design

Oakley Gray                    Costume Design

Jonathan Barnaby          Set Design

Peter Vicaire                   Screenplay Writer

Jonathan Labillois          Artistic Director

Doug Pictou                   Music Coordinator

Ryan Parker                    Producer

Jacob Gale                     Stage Manager

Sound and Lights provided by S.R. Sound

Special thanks:

Sheila Christie

Gordon Sparks

Darryl Stevens

Everest Johnson

Cast List

(In order of appearance)

Glusgap                          Jeanette Henry

Anissa                            Anissa Metallic

Nahla                             Nahla Barnaby

Apli’gmuj                         Sandy Bulmer

Giwnig                            Ashley Barnaby

Na’gu’set/Nisgam           Kara Metallic

Nugumi                           Talia Caplin

Apistanewj                      Scarlett Vicaire

Netawansum                  Jacob Bernard

Ni’ganaptegewi’sgw        Myrna Isaac

Gulug                             Tanya Simonson

Crew List

Connie Moon

Jennifer Isaac

Jessie Moffat

Kaylea Germain

Mali Wysote

Meredith Bernard

Miranda Caggiano

Tori Condo-Metallic


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