Yvette Nolan

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Host, Director, Dramaturg, & Playwright

(series production dramaturg & cultural consultant; playwright: Flag; director: The Final Inquiry; script dramaturg: The Yard With the Old Plow, Do You Remember?, The Final Inquiry, Land; series host)

Yvette Nolan (Algonquin) is a playwright, director and dramaturg. Her works include the play The Unplugging, the dance-opera Bearing, the libretto Shawnadithit. She co-created, with Joel Bernbaum and Lancelot Knight, the verbatim play Reasonable Doubt, about relations between Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities in Saskatchewan.  As a dramaturg, she works across Turtle Island on projects including The Election by Natasha Greenblatt and Yolanda Bonnell, Sedna by Corey Payette, Reneltta Arluk and Marshall McMahen, bug by Yolanda Bonnell, Many Fires by Charlie Peters, Queen Seraphina and the Land of Vertebraat by Adam Pottle, Ecstasy (film) by Cara Mumford, Little Badger and the Fire Spirit by Maria Campbell, Confluence by Raven Spirit Dance in Vancouver, In Care by Kenneth T Williams, A Soldier’s Tale by Tara Beagan, Ultrasound by Adam Pottle, A History of Breathing by Daniel Macdonald. From 2003-2011, she served as Artistic Director of Native Earth Performing Arts. Her book, Medicine Shows, about Indigenous performance in Canada was published by Playwrights Canada Press in 2015.