Yvette Nolan

Program Advisory Committee
Guest Artist - Paradise Lost (2020)

Yvette Nolan (Algonquin) is a playwright, director and dramaturg who works across Turtle Island. Her works include the play The Unplugging, the dance-opera Bearing, the libretto Shawnadithit, the short play-for-film Katharsis, the VR piece Reconciling for Boca del LupoShe co-created, with Joel Bernbaum and Lancelot Knight, the verbatim play Reasonable Doubt, about relations between Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities in Saskatchewan.  Recent directing includes The First Stone at New Harlem and GCTC in Toronto and Ottawa, Women of the Fur Trade at Stratford Festival, and Mizushōbai at Tableau d’Hote in Montreal. From 2003-2011, she served as Artistic Director of Native Earth Performing Arts, Canada’s oldest professional Indigenous theatre company. Her book, Medicine Shows, about Indigenous performance in Canada was published by Playwrights Canada Press in 2015. She is currently pursuing her Masters in Public Policy at Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy. 

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