A mixed blood Mushkegowuk Cree/European, Andy is a Toronto based designer who has toured extensively, implementing and operating his own designs internationally since 1990. He is a core member of the creative team at the Banff Centreʼs Indigenous Dance Residency. He co-founded the multi-disciplinary community arts organization Red Pepper Spectacle Arts and the Production Mentorship Program at the Centre for Indigenous Theatre.
Andy has worked with Native Earth Performing Arts, New Harlem Productions, Young People’s Theatre, VideoCabaret, Red Sky, Debajehmujig Theatre, Actor’s Repertory Company, Buddies in Bad Times, Sky Gilbert’s Cabaret Theatre, dada kamera, Kaha:wi Dance Theatre, and more. He is a multi-award winner and nominee and has twice been named among Toronto’s NOW magazine top-10 theatre artists. Upcoming is the Cross Canada tour of NEPA’s Quilchena, Signal Theatre/NAC’s A Soldier’s Tale, VideoCabaret’s Trudeau and the continuation of the WCT/Gateway/Persephone/SNTC Dreary and Izzy.
Andy is co-founder and director, with Tara Beagan, of ARTICLE 11, a new creation and production company that celebrates Article 11 of the UN’s Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples through practise.