Cole is proud of their Métis-Irish/English heritage from the Turtle Mountains in Manitobah. An acclaimed actor, theatre creator & artistic leader, their (gender neutral pronoun) creative process is infused with rigour, inclusivity and community building.
Cole is the leader of the Indigenous Performing Arts Alliance, Artistic Producer of the queer theatre company lemonTree creations and a finalist for the 2016 Toronto Arts Foundation Emerging Artist Award.
Select credits include dramaturging a new play by Donna-Michelle St. Bernard called The House You Build for the Gordon Tootoosis Nīkānīwin Theatre (Saskatoon, SK), as well as mentions like “outstanding performance” in Nelly Boy, and “outstanding direction” of ROW by T. Berto at the SummerWorks Festival (NNNN – Now Magazine). Cole was one of the creator / performers for the Dora-nominated Gorey Story (The Thistle Project).
Recently, Cole was invited to the inaugural Indigenous Directors Lab at the Stratford Festival of Canada, performed in Body Politic by Nick Green (lemonTree creations / Buddies In Bad Times Theatre) and directed a new play workshop of the solo show bug by Yolanda Bonnell (SummerWorks).