About the project

You used to call me Marie...  is an epic Metis love story which begins in creation and ends in the present.  The story follows Iskwewo (Woman), Napew (Man) and Mistatim (Horse) through eight interwoven historical Metis love stories as we watch the love, the loss and the fight of Treaty's 6's Metis women and men.  

This project received financial support from the National Theatre School of Canada via the Art Apart program, an emergency fund for emerging artists who are affected by physical distancing due to coronavirus (COVID-19).

About the artist

Tai Amy Grauman is Metis, Cree and Haudenosaunee from Ardrossan, Alberta.  She is an actor, playwright and emerging director.  Tai recently received the Metis Nation of Alberta's award for Outstanding Youth of 2020 for the work she is doing to unravel the stories of Metis women in Treaty 6. She also received the Jessie Richardson award for Most Promising Newcomer in 2018 as well as Vancouver's Mayor's Emerging Theatre Artist of 2015, nominated by Margo Kane.  Tai is an artistic associate at Savage Society, through which she has been developing her play You used to call me Marie... . Tai is working on commissions with Nightswimming Wiwimaw, Axis Theatre Where did all the buffalo go… and the Arts Club My father is the greatest man in the world.   

Selected Acting Credits include: Honour Beat (The Grand Theatre), Thanks for Giving (Arts Club) and Battle of the Birds (Savage Society).  Recent directing credits include: Pull Fest (Speakeasy Theatre) and the assistant direction of The Taming of the Shrew (Bard on the Beach).