Skip To Content


Click to View Poster
Click to view the Program

Waawaate Fobister

(Anishinaabe, Grassy Narrows First Nation)

Market Hall Performance Centre (140 Charlotte Street, Peterborough)

February 2, 2023 @ 7:30 PM  SOLD OUT

Run Time: 50minutes + 15 min Q&A

Reception to follow the Q+A with catering provided by Grandfather’s Kitchen (Thomas Olszewski)

Accessibility: Accessible venue and washrooms, audio assist system available for hard of hearing. To book an audio headset email

Click here to view the Market Hall Venue Guide

All ages

COVID precautions: This is a mask-friendly event

Tickets are sold on a sliding PWYC scale from $5 to $25.

Purchase tickets online now!

*Sliding scale pricing is offered to make our tickets accessible and affordable for everyone. All tickets are general admission.*

You can also reserve tickets by email or phone (no credit card required). Please email your request to or call 705-745-1788.

The Anishinaabe of Grassy Narrows are resilient. They are stitching their fractured landscapes back together from the impact of mercury poisoning. Using dance, movement, sound, and storytelling, the Dora-award winning Waawaate Fobister embodies Omaagomaan, a two-spirit being, and a manifestation of the earth and man-made poisons that have seeped into the earth’s crust. A fierce shape-shifter inspired by Anishinaabeg worldview and cosmologies, Omaagomaan forces us to reckon with the ways the maanaadizi (ugly) and the onishishin (beautiful) collide.

“Fobister is a magnetic performer, and his storytelling and characterizations are richly textured.” -Kathleen Oliver, The Georgia Straight

“Fobister is a dynamic, engaging performer, and you owe it to yourself to listen to their story.” -Mooney on Theatre

Click the image below to learn more about this performance and Waawaate Fobister in this APTN article:

Still taken from APTN video

Watch the trailer for Omaagomaan here:



Created and performed by: Waawaate Fobister

Costume by: Sage Paul

Sound and composition by: Marc Meriläinen

Original direction by: Troy Emery Twigg

Photo Credit: Dahlia Katz

Thank You!

Public Energy gratefully acknowledges the generous support of our 2023-24 Season Funders and Sponsors.

Season Sponsors & Funders

V Formation logo. Text reads: "V Formation. Thought-provoking work for charities."

Jo Pillon Royal Lepage logoHi Ho Silver Logo
Kawartha Now LogoWedesign logo
Canadian Heritage logo Peterborough logo
Ontario Arts Council logo Canadian Council For The Arts logo

Accessibility Sponsor

Lloyd Carr Harris Foundation logo