Okinum by Émilie Monnet
In Anishnaabemowin, Okinum means dam. In deciphering a recurring dream about beavers, Émilie Monnet discovers how to break down interior barriers, to trust in the power of intuition, and to deconstruct cultural walls. A circular and immersive experience that interweaves three languages — English, French and Anishnaabemowin — Okinum is an ode to reclaiming language and reconnecting to one’s ancestors.
“A vast healing ritual, it’s impossible not to be moved.” — Le Devoir
“Extraordinarily relevant.” — Le Délit
“Okinum speaks of the importance of transmission to the new generation, but also openness to others.” — Mon Theatre
Cast size: 1 actor
Female roles: 1