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A Very Polite Genocide or the Girl Who Fell to Earth ()

Produced by

Native Earth Performing Arts

Playwright: Melanie J. Murray
Director: Yvette Nolan


The Alexander Street Chamber Theatre


December 6th, 2008 – December 21st, 2008


A young woman’s sense of identity is buried under the scar tissue of the residential school system. A chance encounter with a photograph exposes the legacy that binds Josie to her family and its ghosts. (Show Facebook Event)


Paul Chaput Elder Martin Drunken Chief
Waawaate Fobister Alley / Rugaru
Falen Johnson Josie Pichette
Catherine McNally Dr. Baker / Gertrude Lett
Simon Moccasin Young Martin Drunken Chief
PJ Prudat Mary
Gordon Patrick White Robbie Drunken Chief

Creative Team

Melanie J. Murray Playwright
Yvette Nolan Director
Tara Beagan Assistant Director
Jennilee Martineau Music
Laird Macdonald Set Designer
Michelle Ramsay Lighting Designer
Anna Treusch Costume Designer
Waawaate Fobister Choreographer
Richard Lee Fight Director
Lindsay Anne Black Original Rugaru Mask


Jennilee Martineau Fiddler


Stephanie Nakamura Stage Manager
Michael Cuttini Production Manager
Kennedy C. MacKinnon Voice Coach
Tom Baranski Crew
Trevor Haldane Crew
Greg Hutchison Crew
Dennis Keough Crew
Katherine Morley Crew
Alex Naylor Crew