April 17— May 13, 2018

Salt Baby

by Falen Johnson

Show Info

Mainstage 4 (part of your season ticket package)

“…a must-see for modern Canadians” The Carillon, Regina

A modern comedy about finding out who you really are. Salt Baby is a Six Nations woman whose light skin sets her apart from her relatives, both on the rez and in the city. She’s a fish out of water and, accompanied by her Caucasian boyfriend, Alligator, she’s determined to discover how she fits into her two very different worlds.

Why I Chose This Play
It’s important for me that our audiences leave the theatre understanding a corner of the world that they haven’t seen before. Salt Baby gives us that in spades – and with great humour and theatricality. Salt Baby, her boyfriend, and her father, are played by three actors. All of the other (often outrageous) characters, both male and female, are played by one actor in a tour-de-force performance. I know our audience is going to love Salt Baby, and root for her on her journey of self-discovery. —Michael Shamata

Salt Baby is generously supported by


Cast & Artists

    • Dakota Ray Hebert
    • Salt Baby
    • Colin Dingwall
    • Grandfather
    • Timothy L. Hill
    • Dad / Terry
    • Nathan Howe
    • Alligator
    • Falen Johnson
    • Playwright / Director
    • Tamara Marie Kucheran
    • Set & Costume Designer
    • Alan Brodie
    • Lighting Designer
    • Malcolm Dow
    • Sound Designer
    • Jennifer Swan
    • Stage Manager
    • Sadie Fox
    • Assistant Stage Manager


Saturday, April 14 at 11 am
Belfry Studio A

Free Event. Our live talk show hosted by CBC Radio’s Gregor Craigie and featuring Falen Johnson (Playwright and Director) and Dakota Ray Hebert (Actor) from Salt Baby, along with community experts Dr. Anne Marshall (Centre for Youth and Society at UVic) and Dr. Mandeep Kaur Mucina (UVic School of Child and Youth Care).

B4Play is streamed live on Facebook.

Our podcast of B4Play is available at belfry.bc.ca/podcasts.

Please arrive early - B4Play is very popular.

Accessible Performances

VOCALEYE – Sunday, May 6 at 2 pm
For our patrons with low or no vision, we offer one VocalEye performance during each Mainstage production. Trained Audio Describers provide descriptions of the visual elements of the show, allowing people with low vision to enjoy the theatrical experience without missing any of the details.

HEARING ASSIST – All performances
For patrons who are hard of hearing, the theatre is equipped with an infra-red hearing assist system. We have 6 devices available through the Box Office.

FREE CHILDCARE PERFORMANCES – Call us at 250-385-6815 for dates
To help parents of young children experience the Belfry, we offer inexpensive tickets and free childcare for young families on select afternoons. To book your tickets and a spot for your kids (between 3–10 years old), please call our Box Office at 250-385-6815.