June 2021


July 2021

The Artists

Directed by Cherissa Richards &
     Thomas Morgan Jones

Joseph Abetria - Costume Designer

jaymez - Lighting Designer

Deanna H. Choi - Sound Designer

Ismaila Alfa - Original Music

Cherissa Richards & Thomas Morgan Jones -
         Set Concept

Beverly Ndukwu – PTE Directing Mentorship

Kathryn Ball - Stage Manager

Katie Schmidt - Assistant Stage Manager


Ismaila Alfa (voice only)

Melissa Langdon - Daughter

Ray Strachan - Father


by Ismaila Alfa
June 24 - July 11, 2021
A father's love letter to his daughters

This is a digital-only production - watch it at home!


World Premiere

Ismaila Alfa is a journalist, a current-affairs radio host and a hip-hop artist who was born in Nigeria but grew up and made his home in Winnipeg. Last spring, while in Toronto for a job interview and physically separated from all his kids, two events changed the world. The pandemic exposed so many things that to some had been below the surface, but for others, like Ismaila, had always been much too obvious. The murder of George Floyd and the ensuing global calls for social justice spurred a need to help his daughters understand the world – about race, about culture, about home. So he wrote his first play – a heartfelt, raw blend of powerful prose and poetry with the rhythm of hip hop – to use his voice to help his daughters find theirs.

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>> The Program

Live Audio Description

VOICE will feature optional Audio Description provided by Vocal Image Ensemble Winnipeg, in which visual elements will be described in real time for blind and low vision audiences.

To book Audio Description, please call the PTE Box Office at (204) 942-5483.

For the best viewing experience, we suggest ensuring you have a stable internet connection and recommend using a direct connection to your modem with an Ethernet cable if possible. The event can be accessed via most major internet browsers, but please upgrade to the latest version for the best experience:

      Chrome version 55 or higher (this is most consistently successful playback)
      Firefox version 53 or higher
      Safari version 12.1 or higher
            (there is an audio bug in version 14, so if you are currently using
             this version, please upgrade to version 14.0.2. Safari seems to have the
             most difficulty with playbacks
      Edge version 42 or higher
      Apple iOS 14.3 or higher


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