Upintheair Theatre  Presents manidoons collective's production of


Do you know that when you’re abandoned, no amount of love is enough?

Using movement, poetry and prose, creator/performer Yolanda Bonnell weaves a solo show about the women in an Indigenous family grappling with colonialism. When The Girl’s addictions manifest as Manidoons, the creature burrows beneath her skin pushing her beyond the brink.

bug by Yolanda Bonnell has been developed with support from Native Women In The Arts, Native Earth Performing Arts, The Collaborations at National Arts Centre, and Luminato.

“A long while since a work inspired such hope, love and nourishment.” Tara Beagan, Article 11 Indigenous Activist Arts Leader

Written/performed by: Yolanda Bonnell

Directed by: Cole Alvis

Produced by manidoons collective (Tkarón:to)



Venue: The Culture Lab
75 minutes - Join artist Yolanda Bonnell for an in-depth discussion in the Founders' Lounge after each performance

May 23 7:00pm Talkback
May 24 9:30pm Talkback
May 26 7:00pm Talkback - ASL Interpertation
May 27 2:00pm Talkback

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VENUE - The Cultch:  895 Venables Street, Vancouver, BC