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Isitwendam (An Understanding) ()

Produced by

Bound to Create Theatre

Presented by

Native Earth Performing Arts

Playwright: Meegwun Fairbrother
Co-Creator: Jack Grinhaus
Director: Jack Grinhaus


Aki Studio


March 17th, 2019 – March 31st, 2019


Isitwendam (An Understanding)  is the story of a young man in search of a truth, whose journey leads to a discovery about the father he loathed and lost, and an awakening of himself and his generation.

A fusion of western and Indigenous storytelling that includes Ancient Indigenous Sign Language, drumming, dance, and song, this powerful, heart-wrenching, yet humorous theatrical production explores various perspectives of atrocity and the steps we all need to take to find Isitwendam. (


Meegwun Fairbrother Performer

Creative Team

Meegwun Fairbrother Playwright
Jack Grinhaus Co-Creator
Jack Grinhaus Director
Lauren Brotman Artistic Collaborator
Melissa Joakim Lighting Designer
Andy Moro Projection Designer
Melissa Joakim Projection Designer
Marc Meriläinen Sound Designer
Hans Saefkow Set Designer
Carlos Rivera Movement Collaborator


Carla Ritchie Stage Manager
Lauren Brotman Producer
Sarah Koehn Associate Producer
Sarah Koehn Production Assistant
Marc Barfoot Drum Construction


B.C. Batty Venue Coordinator