The Mush Hole

Grades 8-12

February 19-28 • On the Mainstage

Created and Produced by Santee Smith
Co-presented with Kaha:wi Dance Theatre (Toronto, Ontario)

Connections: Reconciliation, Resilience, Trauma

Created by award-winning dance artist Santee Smith, The Mush Hole is a powerful and timely performance that uses song, dance and theatre to explore the lives and spirits of children who were forced to attend Ontario’s Mohawk Institute residential school.

The Mush Hole reflects the realities of the Mohawk Institute residential school experience and offers a way to open dialogue and to heal, through acknowledgment and honouring the spirit of Survivors and families that were impacted.” — Santee Smith

Recommended for Grades 8 to 12
approximate running time: 60 minutes with no intermission

“The emotional performance left audiences in tears and in awe at the raw theatrical adaptation of experiences at the Mush Hole.” – The Two Row Times


Artistic Producer/Director/Concept: Santee Smith
Production Design Manager: Shane Powless
Costume Design: Santee Smith, Leigh Smith

  • Feb 19, 2020 Wed. 10am
  • Feb 19, 2020 Wed. 1pm
  • Feb 20, 2020 Thur. 10am
  • Feb 20, 2020 Thur. 1pm
  • Feb 21, 2020 Fri. 10am
  • Feb 25, 2020 Tue. 10am
  • Feb 25, 2020 Tue. 1pm
  • Feb 26, 2020 Wed. 10am
  • Feb 26, 2020 Wed. 1pm
  • Feb 27, 2020 Thur. 10am
  • Feb 27, 2020 Thur. 1pm
  • Feb 28, 2020 Fri. 10am
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