Yvette Nolan is a playwright, director and dramaturg. Plays include BLADE, Annie Mae’s Movement, The Unplugging, and The Birds. Directing credits include Nôhkom by Michael Greyeyes (Signal), Salt Baby by Falen Johnson (Globe Theatre), Café Daughter by Kenneth T Williams (Gwaandak Theatre), Marie Clements’ Tombs of the Vanishing Indian (Native Earth), The Ecstasy of Rita Joe (WCTC/National Arts Centre), The Only Good Indian... (Turtle Gals). As a dramaturg, she works across Canada on projects including In Care by Ken Williams, A Soldier’s Tale by Tara Beagan, Ultrasound by Adam Pottle. She is currently working with the National Arts Centre, French Theatre, on Gabriel Dumont’s Wild West Show, with Tawata Productions in Wellington, New Zealand on Waka/Ciimaan/Vaka, and with Raven Spirit Dance in Vancouver on Confluence. Her book Medicine Shows, about Indigenous theatre in Canada was published in 2015 by Playwrights Canada Press. She is an Artistic Associate with Signal Theatre.
Daniel David Moses calls the Six Nations lands along the Grand River in Ontario home. His poems are collected in Delicate Bodies, The White Line, Sixteen Jesuses, “A Small Essay on the Largeness of Light” and Other Poems and the CD ‘River Range’. His publications include Pursued by a Bear, Talks, Monologues and Tales, essays (2005), The Indian Medicine Shows (2006), and Kyotopolis, a play in two acts (2008), all from Exile Editions. His best known play, Almighty Voice and His Wife (Playwrights Canada Press, 1991), is included in the Norton Anthology of Drama, 2nd Edition, Volume 2. He is founding editor of Oxford University Press’ ‘An Anthology of Canadian Native Literature in English’, the fourth edition of which appeared in February 2013. An associate professor and Queen’s National Scholar, he teaches playwriting in the School of Drama and Music at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario.
Special thanks to our sponsors:
York’s Department of Theatre, Graduate Program in Theatre and Performance Studies, Performance Studies (Canada) Project, Centre for Research on Latin America and the Caribbean, Canadian Consortium on Performance and Politics in the Americas, Office of the Vice-Provost Academic, Pan Am/Parapan Am Games @ York, Dean Shawn Brixey and the School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design, and Dean Barbara Crow and the Faculty of Graduate Studies. Thanks as well to Trevor Schwellnus and Aluna Theatre.