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Niizh ()

Produced by

Native Earth Performing Arts

Playwright: Joelle Peters
Director: desirée leverenz


Daniels Spectrum – Ada Slaight Hall


April 12th, 2023 – April 30th, 2023


“I hope I never forget this place. Even more, I hope that it never forgets me.”

Niizh, written by Joelle Peters, is a coming-of-age comedy. Set on a reserve in Southwestern Ontario, the play follows the youngest of the ‘Little’ family, Lenna Little, who prepares to leave home for the first time. In the midst of this she meets Sam Thomas, who has returned to the reserve after many years away. Is there a meet-cute? Is there a fish fry? Is there a sax solo? You’ll have to wait and see! (


Theresa Cutknife Lenna Little
Kole Durnford Sam Thomas
Jason McDonald Billy Little
Aren Okemaysim Jay Little
PJ Prudat KC Thomas

Creative Team

Joelle Peters Playwright
desirée leverenz Director
Nancy Perrin Set Designer
Hailey Verbonac Lighting Designer
Hailey Verbonac Projection Designer
Jenna Green Sound Designer
Nishina Loft Costume Designer
Halle Turner Costume Design Assistant
Mko Giizoons Language Consultant
Aria Evans Choreography Consultant
Richard Comeau Fight Director
Bawaadan Collective Videography
Kaytee Dalton Photography


Jessica Campbell-Maracle Stage Manager
Dylan Tate-Howarth Assistant Stage Manager
Julia Howman Production Manager
Julia Howman Technical Director
Adam Bromley Head Technician
Sarah Yuen Head of Props
Aden Altamirano Props Assistant