Under a prairie sky, a simple wooden fence is all that separates Calvin on his ranch and Speck on her reservation. In many ways they are worlds apart, until a wild horse named Mistatim turns their worlds upside down.
Watch 2-minutes of Mistatim in-studio:
What Educators Say About Mistatim:
“Brilliant Story and Storytelling. Timely. To cover so much ground that is relevant and important, within an engaging and surprisingly emotional tale, in under an hour without being heavy-handed, is an achievement of great value. [Mistatim] should be a required part of school curriculum. Kids will likely learn way more here than from any classroom lecture.”
– Dr. Lorne Rothman, Toronto
“This show is exactly what the teachers at this school needed to see in order to realize that when we implement an Indigenous element in every class next year, they don’t need to be afraid and don’t need to withhold. Children can handle the truth (of the residential school system) if we are willing to tell them.”
– Vice-Principal, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia
“Amazing – [the children] are connecting possibilities, seeing themselves in a light they would have never imagined before! These experiences change our students' future, allowing them to see what is possible! The joy and excitement was inspiring and beautiful!”
– Carla Pauls, School Counsellor, Exshaw Public School, Alberta
3 performers, 1 crew, same day open
45 minutes standard running time
30-minute abbreviated version also available.
Post-show Q&A with the cast
Suitable for theatres, and school gymnasiums at a reduced rate
Appropriate for audiences ages 6 - 12 and families
Study Guide (revised 2018)