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Cottagers and Indians ()

Produced by

Tarragon Theatre

Playwright: Drew Hayden Taylor
Director: Melody A. Johnson


Tarragon Theatre – Extra Space


February 5th, 2019 – February 24th, 2019


Wild rice sparks a battle royal between a native farmer and a white cottager, whose increasingly bitter dispute becomes a microcosm for reconciliation. Told with warmth and humour, and encompassing issues of community, respect and ownership, Cottagers & Indians is a tale for our times – and a food fight for the ages. (


Carmen Grant Maureen Poole
Billy Merasty Arthur Copper

Creative Team

Drew Hayden Taylor Playwright
Melody A. Johnson Director
Nick Andison Lighting Designer
Beau Dixon Sound Designer
Robin Fisher Set Designer
Sage Paul Costume Designer
Patti Shaughnessy Original Direction


Carla Ritchie Production Manager
John Thomson Technical Director
Robyn Clarke Interim Head of Wardrobe
Shaw Forgeron Interim Head of Props
Noel Wraight Head Carpenter
Lindsay Jenkins Extraspace Technician