Pimootayowin: A Festival of New Work
Date and time
Tom Hendry Warehouse
140 Rupert Avenue
Offered in English.
Wheelchair accessible and has gender-neutral washrooms.
Led by Governor General Award-winning playwright Ian Ross, and Assistant Program Director Katie German, the Pimootayowin Creators Circle celebrates six Indigenous artists’ new written work in a free week-long festival working up to the National Day of Truth and Reconciliation.
Pimootayowin: A Festival of New Work showcases the artistry of the 2022/23 Pimootayowin playwrights – Mary Black, Ryan Black, Mike Lawrenchuk, Emily Meadows, Victoria Perrie, and Eric Plamondon - with nightly workshop performances. The festival features pieces that touch on an exploration of Louis Riel's final days, further betrayals on Turtle Island, the unpacking of many boxes, a question of personal stories, a celebration of life, and the discovery of internal wrongness.
Experience the unveiling of six new plays on six separate evenings in the Tom Hendry Warehouse lobby.
Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre
The Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre exists to celebrate the widest spectrum of theatre art. Deeply rooted in the province of Manitoba, which gave it life and provides for its growth, Royal MTC aspires to both reflect and inform the community it serves.
The Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre (Royal MTC) was Canada’s first English language regional theatre, created when two Winnipeg theatre companies merged in 1958 under Artistic Director John Hirsch and General Manager Tom Hendry. Their goal was to produce great theatre with mass appeal. Royal MTC became a model for regional theatres throughout North America, and received a royal designation from Queen Elizabeth II in 2010. Sixty years later, we remain Manitoba’s flagship theatre.
Each year, we produce 10 plays on two stages, a regional tour of Manitoba and Northwest Ontario, a wide range of youth programming and two annual festivals: Pimootayowin: A Festival of New Work (founded in 2021) and North America’s second-largest Fringe, the Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival (founded in 1988). Royal MTC also commissions, seeds and develops new work, premiering an average of one new play each season. Attendance across all productions and activities averages 300,000 each year.