Online Streaming: Ayita by Teneil Whiskeyjack
SkirtsAfire Festival 2022 MainStage Production

Extended streaming until June 30

Online: This event will be held on FringeTV. After purchasing a ticket, you will receive a link and a password that you can use to watch and rewatch Ayita from May 12th through June 30th.

Tickets available here. Tickets are pay-what-you-can and we encourage Indigenous folks to stream complimentary.

This event is available with Deaf Interpretation and captioning is provided.

Deaf Interpreter: Crystal Wolfe
Deaf Consultants: Thurga Kanagasekarampillai & Connor Yuzwenko-Martin

Digital Film by
Filmed by Katie Hudson and Chad Kruger
Edited by Katie Hudson
Sound by Aaron Macri

About the Play

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.

Artistic Team

Teneil Whiskeyjack

Creator, Writer, Ayita

Sandra Lamouche

Co-Director, Choreographer
Artist Sponsored by Wingate by Wyndham

Lebogang Disele


Monique Mojica

Artist Sponsored by Wingate by Wyndham

Whittyn Jason

Set, Lighting & Projection Designer

Emily Randall

Assistant Projection Designer

Dolores Sanchez, Lola

Costume Designer

Danielle LaRose

Sound Designer

Mackenzie Brown

Drummer & Singer | Ensemble

Alsena White


Lana Whiskeyjack

Knowledge Keeper

Betty Hushlak

Production Manager

Brooke Leifso

Accessibility Coordinator

Nancy Yuen

Stage Manager

Roxanne Côté

Apprentice Stage Manager
Artist Supported by Lyle Trytten & Elizabeth Fair

Christine Sokaymoh Frederick

Niska | Vocal Coach

Janira Moncayo

Young Ayita
Artist Sponsored by Wingate by Wyndham

Rebecca Sadowski

Onimihitow | Dancer | Ensemble | Dance Captain

Shammy Belmore

Onimihitow | Dancer | Ensemble

Skye Demas

Onimihitow | Dancer | Ensemble

Deviani Bonilla

Onimihitow | Dancer | Ensemble

Katie Hudson


Aaron Macri

Sound Technician

Featuring music by Cris Derksen in the following scenes: Hindsight 20/20 for the opening scene, 21 for the 4th story and Eider Ducks for the 5th story. Special thanks to Cris Derksen for allowing us to use their music in Ayita and in the trailer for Ayita.

Special thanks to Field Law for their support of this project, and to our Infection Mitigation Coordinator, Candice Fiorentino.

MainStage Production Sponsor

Sensory Kits Provided by

Artist Sponsor

Thanks to our Funders