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I Call Myself Princess ()

Produced by

Cahoots Theatre Company and Native Earth Performing Arts and Paper Canoe Projects

Playwright: Jani Lauzon
Director: Marjorie Chan


Aki Studio


September 9th, 2018 – September 30th, 2018


When William, a modern-day Métis music student, is handed a 1918 opera about Creek/Cherokee Mezzo Soprano Tsianina Redfeather, he learns more than just an aria as he begins to unravel the complex circumstances faced by Indigenous performers past and present. Seen and Unseen worlds collide as Tsianina appears to William, the two learning from each other as he makes a decision about his future as an artist. Combining humour, biography, and contemporary opera, this interdisciplinary work explores the tension between representation, inspiration and cultural appropriation. (


Courtney Ch’ng Lancaster Nelle Eberhart
HAUI Alex Park
Richard Greenblatt Charles Wakefield Cadman
Marion Newman Tsianina Redfeather
Aaron Wells William Morin

Creative Team

Jani Lauzon Playwright
Marjorie Chan Director
Marjorie Chan Dramaturge
Jerod Impichchaachaaha’ Tate Music Director
Christine Ting-Huan 挺歡 Urquhart Set Designer
Snezana Pesic Costume Designer
Kaitlin Hickey Lighting Designer
Marc Meriläinen Sound Designer
Aaron Jan Dramaturgy Intern


Laura Baxter Stage Manager
Lisa Nasson Apprentice Stage Manager
Kat Germain Audio Describer
Megan Cinel Scenic Painter
Dahlia Katz Poster Photography
Mariah Meawasige Graphic Designer


B.C. Batty Venue Technician