Mamu (1994)

Mamu poster

Poster art by: Carl Chaplin

Mamu photo 1

Pictured above: Archer Pechawis as the Father Murrelet feeds Junior

Three years in the making, Mamu was a multidisciplinary play on species and habitat protection.

Mamu was nominated for Vancouver Jessie Richardson Awards in the following categories:

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  • Outstanding Production
    of a Play or Musical

  • Outstanding Set Design
    of a Play or Musical

  • Outstanding Lighting Design
    of a Play or Musical

  • Outstanding Sound Design
    or Original Composition

  • Outstanding Costume Design
    of a Play or Musical


Pictured right: (left to right from bottom) Cindy Block as The Beetle; Sarah Hayward as The Flying Fox; Archer Pechawis as The Murellet; Joey Lespérance as Harvey; Lorena Gale as Spot the Owl and (above) Evan Adams as Jamie

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In 1996 Headlines was honoured to receive the Canadian Healthy Environment Award for Mamu


Pictured left: Joey Lespérance as Harvey experiencing the interconnectedness of life.

Photo: Tim Matheson Photography





Conceived and Directed by David Diamond and
Kevin Finnan
Original Score by
David Rimmer
Mamu was first performed at the Vancouver East Cultural Centre with the following cast:
Evan Adams, Cindy Block, Lorena Gale, Sarah Hayward, Joey Lesperence, Archer Pechawis.
Stage Manager:
Shirley Sutherland
Rear projection:
Tim Matheson


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"...more imagination and genuine passion than you'll see in a full season at most Canadian theatres... one of the most moving and powerful pieces of theatre I've ever had the privilege of experiencing. I left the theatre with a sense of wonder and delight and the hope that Headlines will get the chance to keep performing this very special show in theatres throughout Canada."
Mark Leiren-Young, Theatrum Magazine




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