Ayita by Teneil Whiskeyjack

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World Premiere | SkirtsAfire Festival MainStage Production

Ayita by Teneil Whiskeyjack is a calling back to one’s spirit and voice. A modern-day creation story meeting Indigenous realities, told through text and movement. Fusing theatre and Indigenous contemporary dance, Ayita navigates through her own story of sovereignty, breaking free from and transcending past personal pain, stepping into her healing and liberation, awakening to her medicine.

Special Events/Discounts

  • 10 pay-what-you-can tickets available for each performance.
  • We are pleased to have complimentary tickets available for Indigenous folks that would like to attend. Please book in advance by calling the Fringe Theatre Box Office at 780-409-1910 emailing boxoffice@fringetheatre.ca.
  • Pay-What-You-Can & Panel Discussion on Tuesday, March 8
  • Her Night Out on Wednesday, March 9 (Grab a delicious dinner at Chianti before the show with a special deal (reservation required) and enjoy live music by Kate Blechinger) Sponsored by Alberta Mamas & Chianti Cafe
  • Book your group of 6 or more for only $18/ticket or your group of 10 or more for just $15/ticket (plus applicable fees)!

Accessible Performances

Captioned Performances

Dates: March 5, 8, 11, 13

Live captioning will be available during these performances. Please bring your own internet connected device, such as a smartphone or tablet if you wish to view live captions. Guest wi-fi is available at the Arts Barns.

Relaxed Performances

Dates: March 11

When the traditional etiquette of a theatre is softened, it’s called a relaxed performance. The reason for this is for people that might not be able to sit quietly in the dark for long periods of time or have atypical sensory processing (parents with young children, the Neurodivergent community are some examples). Ayita relaxed performances allow: 

  • Audience members can leave and come back into the theatre as needed
  • Dimmed lighting and dampened sound
  • Some light near the doorways for people to move around safely
  • Sensory kits with headphones and darkened to help neurodiverse audience members
  • Personal quiet focusing devices like fidget spinners are encouraged

This allows audience members to move as needed, to fidget (or quietly stim), use the washroom, and still enjoy the performance.

If you have any questions or need other relaxed performance measures, please visit https://skirtsafire.com/ayita-by-teneil-whiskeyjack-accessibility/ or contact us at info@skirtsafire.com.

Be sure to come early to enjoy the Interactive Art Installation by Adrianne Beauregarde, as well as a multi-media installation created by Indigenous young women through the VIDEA Canada Corps program and the Braided Journeys Program.

We invite festival patrons (as our respectful relatives) to hold a courageous space for Ayita, by sitting with, and being present with an open mind and heart as did the ancestors of this land. There are medicines in the performance and in the lobby; works of art, stories and ceremony that require protocols and a clean space of no alcohol or substances.

Special thanks to our MainStage Production Sponsor

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For more event information, visit https://skirtsafire.com/ayita/.

SkirtsAfire is continuing their COVID-19 policy and will require anyone over 12 to show proof of full vaccination, medical exemption, or proof of negative test from a pharmacy within 72 hours, along with ID. Masks are also required. For more information, please visit our website: https://skirtsafire.com/covid-19-preparedness/

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