CGAS RISER Found Festival



Emily Berard and Shyanne Duquette in Omisimawiw. Photo by Brianne Jang.


Venue: Backstage Theatre at the Fringe Theatre Arts Barns (10330 84 Avenue NW)
Run Time: Approximately 60 minutes

NOTE: In collaboration with this incredible team of artists, the remaining public performances of Omisimawiw have been cancelled. Ticketholders should see an email to the address used to book your tickets with options about refunding or donating the price of your ticket. If you do not see a notice in your inbox, please contact

This decision was not made lightly, but was made in consensus to prioritize the people, well-being, and process of theatre-making over any traditional expectation of product and performance.

We ask you to join us in uplifting the brave, generous, and talented artists behind Omisimawiw. This does not mark an end point for the production, but rather a brief interlude to make space for much more community-building and development to come. Congratulations to this outstanding team!

Two strangers on the Edmonton LRT meet and find out they’re sisters. When questions about their paternity and Indigenous identity occur they find affirmation in each other.

Content Warnings: Adult language and subject matter, drug use, smudge, cartoon gun noises. For more information about the themes and content that may be sensitive to audience members, click here.

“Receiving professional theatrical developmental help through RISER has been a fabulous opportunity wherein I’ve met many fantastic individuals and learned the ins and outs of theatrical production. I’m excited to pass this knowledge on and continue developing the Edmonton arts scene through my work and by aiding other artists as much as I can.”
-Shyanne Duquette


Shyanne Duquette (Playwright/Producer/Actor)
Emily Berard (Actor)
Danielle LaRose (Director/Production Mentor)
Kim Turner (Stage Manager)
Rory Turner (Lighting Designer)
Skye Grinde (Set/Prop/Costume Design)
Julia Kim (Video Designer)
Anthony Hunchak (Sound Design/Technical Director)
SeaSea Nemecek (Dramaturg)
Jordan Campion (Marketing & Outreach Coordinator)