nîkwatin sîpiy


From Manitoba Theatre for Young People comes this acclaimed production that tackles themes including reconciliation, environmentalism and interconnectivity

October 19 - October 30, 2022

Langham Court Theatre

Meet the Artists

About the Show

In nîkwatin sîpiy, Grandmother Moon tells the story of two eleven-year-olds, born under the same blood moon, but in different parts of the world. This new play follows their stories as they meet in a forest, and that of their descendants who meet in the present day in what is known as Manitoba. A broken promise from the past can be righted when there is finally an openness to learn from those who have protected and honoured the waterways for centuries.

The Playwrights Guild of Canada awarded nîkwatin sîpiy the 2021 Sharon Enkin Plays for Young People Award.


“Very timely…it explores ideas of broken promises, reconciliation and connection via a story that spans centuries.” – Winnipeg Free Press


  • RUNNING TIME: 65 Minutes


*Kaleidoscope productions are performed by professional adult artists who are members of the Canadian Actors’ Equity Association engaged under the terms of the Canadian Theatre Agreement. 

Performance Schedule

All Performances Take Place at Langham Court Theatre

Public Performances

  • Thursday, October 20 – 7pm (Opening Night)
  • Friday, October 21 – 1pm / 7pm
  • Saturday, October 22 – 2pm / 4pm
  • Sunday, October 23 – 11am / 2pm
  • Friday, October 28 – 7pm
  • Saturday, October 29 – 2pm / 4pm
  • Sunday, October 30 – 11am / 2pm

Education Performances (School Day Matinee Program)*

  • Wednesday, October 19 – 10am / 1pm
  • Thursday, October 20 – 1pm
  • Friday, October 21 – 1pm
  • Wednesday, October 26 – 10am / 1pm
  • Thursday, October 27 – 10am / 1pm
  • Friday, October 28 – 1pm

*to book tickets for these performance, please contact Kaleidoscope Education at 


Krystle Pederson

Grandmother Moon

Keely McPeek

Okânawâpacikêw (Wâpam)

Mallory James


Creative Team

Co-Written by Michaela Washburn, Joelle Peters, and Carrie Costello
Directed by Katie German
Assistant Director Julie Lumsden
Set and Props Designer Andrew Moro
Costume Designer Jay Havens
Lighting Designer Dean Cowieson
Composer and Sound Designer MJ Dandeneau

Language Keeper Cameron Robertson
Dialect Coach Rhea Rodych-Rasidescu
Assistant Set Designer Shauna Jones
Assistant Costume Designer Amy McPherson
Stage Manager Julia Cirillo

Frozen River was originally directed by Ann Hodges and Tracey Nepinak

Produced by Manitoba Theatre for Young People