“It was so valuable for my students to get a glimpse of Wabanaki tradition and culture. The mixture of storytelling, music, and visual performance/art was beautiful and engaged all my learners.”
“It was the best show I have ever seen. You should go see it immediately.”
The land and waters known as Maine have been home to Wabanaki People for over 12,000 years. Returning for its second year as a School Time Performance with some familiar artists and some new artists, this vibrant production of Wabanaki stories and music spotlights four Wabanaki artists coming from several different nations and traditions. Musician Tania Morey (Tobique) sings of the Wolastoq; Jennifer Pictou (Mi’kmaq) regales with spirit stories told in the company of a large puppet; Dwayne Tomah (Passamaquoddy) shares stories that showcase his native language, Passamaquoddy; and artist and author Chris Newell (Passamaquoddy) intersperses each with music and narration. Wabanaki Stories demonstrates the depth and breadth of Wabanaki storytelling and artistry.
We are a non-profit performing arts organization in Maine connecting artists and audiences through diverse arts experiences. Be thoroughly entertained by live performances spanning the traditional to the contemporary, the popular to the unexpected. Learn from and be inspired by artists who openly share with us their passion and craft.