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Education

1992 Master of Fine Arts in Playwriting, University of Alberta

1990 Bachelor of Arts with Specialization in English, Minor in Drama, University of Alberta

Productions, Readings, Artistic Residencies, and Publications

2012 Deserters workshop at Playwrights Theatre Centre, Vancouver, BC.

2012 Deserters workshop at Native Earth Performing Arts.

2012 University of Saskatchewan, Department of Drama, Playwright-in-residence.

2011 Deserters workshop and staged reading at Weesageechak Begins to Dance, a festival of new plays hosted by Native Earth Performing Arts.

2011 Invited to the Stratford Shakespeare Festival Playwrights Retreat.

2011 Cafe Daughter at Gwaandak Theatre in Whitehorse, starring Paula Jean Prudat and directed by Yvette Nolan. Wins the Bob Couchman Award for outstanding play, outstanding female performance and outstanding direction.

2011 Gordon Winter presented at the Arts Court Theatre in Ottawa as part of the National Arts Centre’s Prairie Scene, starring Gordon Tootoosis, Robert Benz, Joshua Beaudry, Jamie Lee Shebelski, Keisha Haines and Kim Harvey, directed by Del Surjik.

2011 Thunderstick at Prairie Theatre Exchange in Winnipeg, starring Lorne Cardinal and Craig Lauzon, co-directed by Del Surjik and Bradley Moss. Co-produced by Persephone Theatre and Theatre Network.

2011 Three Little Birds, produced by the Saskatchewan Native Theatre Company, starring Tantoo Cardinal, Ntara Curry and Aaron Shingoose, directed by Lorne Cardinal.

2011 Bannock Republic published by Scirocco Drama.

2010 Thunderstick published by Scirocco Drama.

2010 Gordon Winter at Persephone Theatre in Saskatoon, starring Gordon Tootoosis, Robert Benz, Joshua Beaudry, Jamie Lee Shebelski, Keisha Haines and Kim Harvey, directed by Del Surjik.

2010 Thunderstick at Firehall Arts Centre in Vancouver, starring Lorne Cardinal and Craig Lauzon, co-directed by Del Surjik and Bradley Moss. Co-produced by Persephone Theatre and Theatre Network.

2010 Thunderstick at Western Canada Theatre Company in Kamloops,starring Lorne Cardinal and Craig Lauzon, co-directed by Del Surjik and Bradley Moss. Co-produced by Persephone Theatre and Theatre Network.

2010 Invited to Banff Playwrights Colony to develop Café Daughter.

2010 Workshop and staged reading of Gordon Winter at the Spring Festival of New Plays by the Saskatchewan Playwrights Centre. DD Kugler, dramaturge.

2010 Bannock Republic at Persephone Theatre in Saskatoon, directed by Herbie Barnes and starring Curtis Peeteetuce, Mark Dieter and Paula Jean Prudat. Co-produced by Persephone Theatre and the Saskatchewan Native Theatre Company.

2010 Thunderstick at Theatre Network in Edmonton, starring Lorne Cardinal and Craig Lauzon, co-directed by Del Surjik and Bradley Moss. Co-produced by Persephone Theatre and Theatre Network.

2009 Thunderstick at Persephone Theatre in Saskatoon, starring Lorne Cardinal and Craig Lauzon, co-directed by Del Surjik and Bradley Moss. Co-produced by Persephone Theatre and Theatre Network.

2009 Café Daughter commissioned by Gwandaak Theatre in Whitehorse.

2009 Workshop and staged reading of Bannock Republic at Saskatchewan Native Theatre Company in Saskatoon. Lorne Cardinal, dramaturge.

2009 Invited to the Yukon Writers Festival.

2009 Gordon Winter, workshop and staged reading at Weesageechak Begins to Dance, Toronto. Directed by Lorne Cardinal.

2009 Deserters, winner of the 10 Days of Madness festival’s 24-hour playwriting competition, Edmonton. Workshop and staged reading directed by Michael Peng.

2008 Three Little Birds, produced by Michael Clark, artistic director of Workshop West Playwrights Theatre, Edmonton. Directed by Vinetta Strombergs, and starring Tantoo Cardinal, Cliff Cardinal and Michaela Washburn.

2008 Three Little Birds workshop and staged reading at Native Voices at the Autrey in Los Angeles, California.

2007 suicide notes published in the compilation Three on the Boards by Signature Editions, edited by Kit Brennan.

2007 SaskFilm screenwriter-in-residence, wrote the feature-length screenplay The Red Majesty.

2007 Three Little Birds (formerly: A Box for Bones,) workshop and staged reading at Saskatchewan Playwrights Centre SpringFest.

2006 Received a Canada Council “A” Grant to create a new play, tentatively called Baby Daddy that explores the lives of young Aboriginal fathers.

2006 A Box for Bones, workshop and staged reading at Saskatchewan Native Theatre Company in Saskatoon. Dramaturged by Vinetta Strombergs. Read by Tantoo Cardinal, Clifford Cardinal and Pauline Whitehead.

2005 A Box for Bones, workshop and staged reading at CrossCurrents, a festival of new play development by Factory Theatre, Toronto. Dramaturged by Marion DeVries.

2004 suicide notes, produced by Fu’Sha Theatre for Summerworks Festival, Toronto. Directed by Vinetta Strombergs.

2003 A.W.O.L., produced by Saskatchewan Native Theatre Company as part of their “Circle of Voices” program. Directed by Kennetch Charlette.

2003 suicide notes, workshop and staged reading at Weesageechak Begins to Dance, a festival of new play development by Native Earth Performing Arts, Toronto. Dramaturged by Vinetta Strombergs.

2002 Thunderstick, produced by Theatre Passe Muraille, Toronto. Directed by Paul Thompson.

2001 Playwright-in-Residence, Native Earth Performing Arts, Toronto.

2001 Thunderstick, produced by Saskatchewan Native Theatre Company, Saskatoon. Directed by Lorne Cardinal.

1999 Thunderstick, workshop and staged reading at Weesageechak Begins to Dance, a festival of new play development by Native Earth Performing Arts, Toronto. Dramaturged by Paul Thompson and Lorne Cardinal.

1996 Project 7, workshop and staged reading at Weesageechak Begins to Dance, a festival of new play development by Native Earth Performing Arts. Dramaturged by Randy Rheinholz.