NAC Indigenous Theatre

Kevin Loring Artistic Director

Photo & illustration © Emily Cooper.

2022-2023 Season

Kidadisokaninan Mashkikíwanon
Our Stories are Medicine

Indigenous Theatre welcomes you back to the NAC with an uplifting and inspiring season! Ignite your spirit with Indigenous artists from the four directions, across Turtle Island and around the world. We open our season with the matriarchal powerhouse Hot Brown Honey. Next, we travel north, first with Aalaapi, a co-presentation with Theatre français, and then, along with English Theatre, we share the wisdom of a polar bear caught in catastrophic climate change in The Breathing Hole. The spirit of a Mohawk community is revealed in Sky Dancers followed by a land claim fable, Little Red Warrior and His Lawyer leaves no one unscathed. Welcome back to theatre, we’ve missed you!

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    A unique audio storytelling experience based on memories from Indigenous community members interpreted by Indigenous artists. 

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    Mental health resource list

    It is critical to safeguard your mental wellness. We have gathered a collection of mental health resources aimed at maintaining and improving mental health and well being.

  • How we got here

    Indigenous Theatre at the National Arts Centre is the first National Indigenous theatre department in the world! Our art is alive—it is shape-shifting and developing as we continue to learn, create, and share with one another.

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    Indigenous words colouring pages

    Colouring pages featuring artwork created by Indigenous artists from the regions where these languages are spoken. Join us in colouring in these pages and share your work!

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