22 - 27 Jan - Jan


Date : JAN 22, 2019 - JAN 27, 2019

Time : 06:30pm - 09:00pm

Address :Spadina Crescent

pimohtewak, Cree for ‘the ones who walk,’ is an interactive storytelling experience in a iphone app that incorporates lighting & visual design elements right on the Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan Festival site!  Admission is free and devices and headphones are provided if you don't have your own (must be iphone).  This project is made possible through the City of Saskatoon WintercityYXE grant, creative partnership with It's Not A Box Theatre, and sponsorship of Production Lighting.

pimohtewak Core Creative Artists & Collaborators: 

Storyteller & Multidisciplinary Artist Joseph Naytowhow

Cree Translation Joseph Naytowhow & Leo Yayakeekoot

Interactivity Director and Dramaturge Torien Cafferata of It's Not A Box Theatre

Visual Design Amberlin Hsu of It's Not a Box Theatre

Lighting Design Byron Hnatuk (Sponsored by Production Lighting)


Walking Song performed by Joseph Naytowhow

Tipi generously provided by Leo Yayakeekoot


It's Not a Box Creative Team:

Visual Design Assistant Brooklynn Bitner 

App Developer Jacob Niedzwiecki

Sound Design Connor Brousseau

UX Design Travis Neufeld


SOTS would like to give a Special Thanks to our core team of Artists on this Project: Jospeh Naytowhow, Torien Cafferata, Amberlin Hsu, Byron Hnatuk, 

We would also like to send out a huge thank you to: City of Saskatoon, WinterCityYXE, Production Lighting, It's Not a Box Theatre, Total Protection Security, Diana Chabros, Mother Earth Tobacco, Wanuskewin Gift Store, Alan Long, McKenna Ramsay, Leo Yayakeekoot

Event information:


Show Dates: January 22-27th 2019

Show Times: 6:30pm, 7:10pm, 7:50pm, and 8:30pm.

Where: Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan Festival Site

Audience maximum per show: 8  

NOTE: You must sign up in advance to receive instructions and starting point info! Sign up available Jan 9th 2019. 

Warning: Event takes place outdoors and is 32 minutes in length, please dress appropriately. 

Our Community and Reconciliation

SOTS would like to acknowledge the original peoples of this land and recognize that we are grateful that the site in which we currently reside is on Treaty 6 territory and the traditional homeland of the Métis. In an era of reconciliation SOTS is engaged in artistic programming and partnerships which bridge cultures and engage in reconciliation.  Our physical site also needs to reflect a sense of place and history as well as a sharing of space through arts and culture. A project like pimohtewak is important to us as we look towards the future of SOTS and a permanent set of infrastructures on the current site.

pimohtewak has been creatively in the hands of the artists, as such our role in this project has been as a facilitator and space provider. To this end, SOTS is committed to engaging in partnerships which engage and provide opportunity with the original peoples of this land and recognize Treaty 6 territory and the traditional homeland of the Métis.

Let’s Continue the Dialogue

We are all Treaty people. To learn more about indigenous stories and culture, Reconciliation, please check out the following resources and organizations:

Reconciliation Saskatoon

Multicultural Council of Saskatchewan

Saskatoon Public Library

Saskatchewan Indigenous Cultural Centre

Office of the Treaty Commissioner

Truth and Reconciliation Commission Calls to Action

Festival Sponsors