Cole is a Métis theatre artist based in Tkarón:to with Chippewa, Irish and English heritage from the Turtle Mountains in Manitobah.
They are one of the leaders of lemonTree creations, manidoons collective, Ad Hoc Assembly (AHA) and are the former Executive Director of the Indigenous Performing Arts Alliance (2013 – 2017).
Cole has performed in Dora-nominated productions including Gorey Story (The Thistle Project), Louis Riel (Canadian Opera Company / National Arts Centre) and the Dora winning new play Body Politic by Nick Green (lemonTree creations / Buddies in Bad Times Theatre). Cole participated in the Indigenous Directors Lab at the Stratford Festival, supported Falen Johnson programming the Guswenta Gathering at Soulpepper, programmed the outdoor stage at the Cinesphere during TIFF ’17 alongside Jesse Wente, and received a 2017 Harold Award (nominated by Mel Hague).
Recently, they participated in the 2017 artEquity Facilitator Training in Los Angeles and directed the world premiere of bug by Yolanda Bonnell at the 2018 Luminato Festival (manidoons collective).
Next, Cole will be directing Lilies: Or The Revival Of A Romantic Drama by Michel Marc Bouchard for the Buddies In Bad Times Theatre 40th season, a coproduction with Why Not Theatre and lemonTree creations.