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My Story is Gluskabe

February 29 – March 17
Adapted by Carol Dana and other story-keepers of the Penobscot Nation

In the earliest days, a boy called Gluskabe ventures into the world. With the wisdom and guidance of his Grandmother Woodchuck, the young Gluskabe discovers and shapes the Wabanaki landscape and brings balance to all elements that affect human life: the land, water and sky – the animals and the environment.

Through a series of remarkable adventures, Gluskabe grows into the Penobscot Nation’s cultural hero, still remembered and revered today. With music, dance and theatrical spectacle we reimagine a production first produced in our DA program as Transformer Tales. We are thrilled to bring these stories to our mainstage series, partnering with the remarkable young people from our DA program and citizens of the Wabanaki nations to bring these stories to brilliant theatrical life.


This project is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts. To find out more about how National Endowment for the Arts grants impact individuals and communities, visit www.arts.gov

Directed by

Jorden Charley-Whatley

Run Time

90 Minutes


131 Main Street
Bangor, Maine




Bangor International Airport

AARP Maine

Griffin & Jordan

“It deserves to be seen and embraced by all of us who call Maine home.”

–Bangor Daily News

📸 Photo by Bill Kuykendall


Loring, George
George Loring


Cross, Matt
Matt Cross*


Akins, Lilah
Lilah Akins


Turner, Kaili
Kaili Y. Turner*


My Story is Gluskabe
Vero Villalobos


Nsáwαkan (eagle) Cast

Sophie Robinson


Hayden Crane

Miles Green-Hamann

Derrick Johnson


Nadia Rodriguez

Adrian Sockalexis

Áwehsohs (bear) Cast

Maia Johnson

Kira Hendrickson

Monika Vijay

Quin Byrne

Jackson Woodworth

Aiden Byrne

Fiona Rigler

Adrian Sockalexis

Scenic Designer

Nathan Ynacay

Costume Designer

Grace Wylie

Lighting Designer

Isaac C. Anderson

Choreography Consultant

Donna Brown

Associate Sound Design

Neil E Graham

Production Stage Manager

Reed Davis*

Projection Design

Arturo Camacho

Props Designer

Reed Davis

Co-Choreography / DA Instructor

Danielle Barrett

Cultural Consultant

Sage Neptune

Assistant Costume Design

Emmett Sockalexis

Sound Designer


Puppet Designer

Gwen Elise Higgins

Fight & Intimacy Director

Angela Bonacasa


Margo Lukens

* denotes a member of Actor’s Equity Association