On a milestone birthday, Christine begins a spiritual odyssey to get to know her Mi’kmaw and English Ancestors better. Accompanied by her two gayest friends, they embark on a journey of ghosts, metaphors, food and some light domestic terrorism.


RUN TIME: 90 minute Triple-Bill, two 10 minute intermissions (paired with How to Drink Mate and Chitra)


ACCESS NOTE: Printed scripts will be available to patrons upon request


  • Director: Grace Lamarche
  • Playwright: Lara Lewis
  • Stage Manager: Eoin Leahy
  • Lighting and Sound Designer: Nathalie Cortes
  • Costume Designer: Gabriel Woo
  • Performer: Theresa Cutknife
  • Performer: Silvana Herrera
  • Performer: Breanna Maloney

This production is made possible through lead support of the Stratford Festival. The Costume Design is made possible Young People’s Theatre as the Design Lab Wardrobe + Shop Partner

First developed at Nightwood Theatre Write from the Hip 2022/2023


Native Earth Performing Art’s Aki Studio

250-585 Dundas Street East
Toronto, ON M5A 2B7


Native Earth Performing Arts and Artscape strive to provide equal treatment to and equitable benefits of its services, programs and facilities in a manner that respects the dignity and independence of people with disabilities.

  • The Dundas Street entrance provides barrier-free access to the building
  • Two elevators are located in the South Lobby
  • All floors have accessible washrooms and stalls, as well as accessible drinking fountains
  • Signage throughout the building is written in Braille
  • A hearing enhancement system is available in Aki Studio and the Ada Slaight Hall


Grace Lamarche

Grace Lamarche (she/her) is a Cree/Metis multidisciplinary artist and recent George Brown Theatre School graduate based in Toronto. Since graduating, she’s worked as a director, actor and arts administrator at varying theatre companies/festivals throughout Toronto, including the Paprika Festival, Toronto Fringe Festival, Theatre Gargantua, Alumnae Theatre, The Theatre Centre and Theatre of the Beat. Previous directing; Joyce and Florence (New Ideas Festival), BIRTH (Gears Theatre Company), DADA [as part of The StoryBoard is Dead] (George Brown Theatre School).

Gabriel Woo

Gabriel Woo (they/them) is a natural born shopaholic turned costume designer and a recent graduate of the University of Toronto where they held a design monopoly on campus theatre during their final year of study. Gabe’s designs tend to draw inspiration from and reference pop culture and media while also emphasizing queerness and having a colour story being told in their work. Recent works that featured their costume design work include: Into the Woods (SMCT 22/23), Connections (TCDS 22/23), Acepto: I Do the Musical (VCDS 22/23), The Gray: A Wilde Musical in Concert (Hart House Theatre 2023), Featherhead (Birdbrain Theatre Collective for Toronto Fringe 2023) and Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2022) which won them Best Costume Design and Best Wig and Hair Design at the University of Toronto’s Drama Society’s 2023 Dougie Awards.

Outside of costume design, Gabe moonlights as the drag performer Milkshook, a local drag queen based in Toronto who performs irregularly at various venues and events including Queens of Dim Sum, Drag Pho the Win and other local queer stages. You can find more of Gabe’s art and Milkshook, as well as where they will be performing next at: @milkshookqueen. Gabe is very excited to be part of this year’s Paprika Design Lab team and grateful for the opportunity to further hone their talents, build skills and relationships with fellow creatives!