Café Daughter

Written by Kenneth T. Williams
Performed by Tiffany Ayalik
Directed by Lisa C. Ravensbergen


Tuesday, March 20 at 7:30 pm
Wednesday, March 21 at 7:30 pm
Thursday, March 22 at 7:30 pm
Friday, March 23 at 8 pm
Saturday, March 24 at 8 pm

90 minutes / no intermission

About the show

Yvette Wong is a girl of mixed heritage growing up in Saskatchewan in the 1950s. Her father is Chinese and he runs a small town café. Her mother is Cree. When Yvette is ten her mother extracts a promise from her. She must never tell anyone she is Cree. Yvette holds this secret close to her heart along with a dream, until the moment she can no longer hide her heritage from herself. Based on the true story of Senator Lillian Eva Quan Dyck, Café Daughter is the powerful, funny and touching tale of one woman’s journey to reclaim her heritage.


“Ayalik, of Inuit ancestry, is heir to a tradition of storytelling. She is a remarkable performer who creates a cast of indelible characters.” Edmonton Sun

“…the resourceful Ayalik populates it with a dozen distinctive characters, all filtered through the broadening perspective of a kid growing up. Loss of childhood innocence is a process the actor charts with considerable skill, thought, and humour in Lisa C. Ravensbergen’s production.” Edmonton Journal

Team + Credits

Kenneth T. Williams – Playwright
Tiffany Ayalik – Yvette
Lisa C. Ravensbergen – Director
T. Erin Gruber – Production Design
Shawn Gan – Sound Design
Betty Hushlak – Stage Manager
Gin May – Technical Director

Workshop West Playwrights Theatre, Edmonton, in association with Alberta Aboriginal Performing Arts.