REIMAGINING MISTATIM

Concept & Director: Sandra Laronde
Playwright: Erin Shields
Choreography: Carlos Rivera, Sandra Laronde
Music & Sound Design by Rick Sacks, and featuring Bryden Gwiss, Lancelot Knight, Stan Louttit, and Mali Obomsawin, recorded vocals Nelson Tagoona, arranged by Gary Kulesha
Director of Photography & Lighting by Alexander Granger
Projection & Video Design by Ryan Webber
Video Editing by Robert DiVito
Recording Engineering by Paul Hodge
Original Sta​ge Play Set Design by Andrew Moro

On September 30, 2021, a digital reimagining of Red Sky Performance’s acclaimed production Mistatim premiered in schools across Canada. A collaboration between Red Sky Performance and the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, in association with Crow’s Theatre, the digital version of Mistatim features music co-created by Indigenous music creators and TSO musicians.

An unforgettable story of reconciliation, Mistatim is about the taming of a wild horse and the truest of friendships. Under a prairie sky, a simple wooden fence is all that separates Calvin on his ranch and Speck on her reservation. In many ways they are worlds apart, that is, until a wild horse named Mistatim turns their worlds upside down.

  • 3 performers
  • 50 minutes running time
  • Suitable for K to Grade 6 and families

MISTATIM & THE NATIONAL DAY FOR TRUTH & RECONCILIATION, 2021

Between September 30 and October 18, 2021, thousands of students in classrooms across Canada watched the digital reimagining of Mistatim. Released on September 30, 2021 – Canada's first National Day for Truth & ReconciliationMistatim is an unforgettable story of reconciliation for children.

BRINGING MISTATIM INTO YOUR CLASSROOM

Mistatim offers educators a means of bringing the conversation of reconciliation to the classroom. To purchase access for multiple classrooms or schools, please contact us at gm@redskyperformance.com.

RESOURCE MATERIALS

Red Sky gratefully acknowledges funding from Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council, Toronto Arts Council, City of Toronto, and the Hal Jackman Foundation.