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Agokwe ()

Produced by

Buddies in Bad Times Theatre

Creator: Waawaate Fobister
Director: Ed Roy


The Alexander Street Chamber Theatre


September 23rd, 2008 – October 12th, 2008


Mike is a hockey player and Jake is a dancer. The boys notice each other at the Kenora Shoppers Mall and ultimately connect through a mutual love of movement — when Mike is skating and Jake is dancing, “like grass blowing in the wind.” Playing these and many more characters through the iconic, multifarious persona of Nanabush, the trickster, Waawaate Fobister intertwines the boys’ attraction to each other through activities that traditionally separate gender and orientation. Agokwe (pronounced “agoo-kway; meaning “wise woman” or “Two-Spirited”) is a remarkable and refreshing testament to the joys and the tragedies of growing up gay and marginalized by race and gender within a small community. (


Waawaate Fobister Performer

Creative Team

Waawaate Fobister Creator
Ed Roy Director
Ed Roy Dramaturge
Marc Nadjiwan Original Music
Kimberly Purtell Lighting Designer
Andy Moro Set Designer
Andy Moro Projection Designer
Erika Iserhoff Costume Designer
Lyon Smith Sound Designer
Gabriella Caruso Wing Co-Design
Lisa Marie Big Throat Mask Co-Design
André Du Toit Lighting Design Associate
Isidra Cruz Costume Design Associate


Tracy Lynne Cann Stage Manager
Laura Baxter Crew
Jazz Kamal Crew
Shane MacKinnon Crew
Shanna Miller Crew
Aiden Nagle Crew
Kaleb Robertson Crew
Adrien Whan Crew
Jesus Mora Crew
Gabriella Caruso Wing Construction
Lisa Marie Big Throat Mask Construction
Lena Recollet Costume Production
Cherish Violet Blood Costume Production
Diana Caruso Costume Production


Charissa Wilcox Head of Production
Adrien Whan Technical Director
Aiden Nagle Chamber Technician