Street closures around the NAC during Ottawa Race Weekend

Keira Ash

Last updated: May 10, 2023

Keira Ash (they/she) is a proud Tłı̨chǫ Dene Indigiqueer from Somba K’e, Denendeh (Yellowknife, NT). They currently reside on the land of the lək̓ʷəŋən people (Victoria, BC) and work with W̱SÁNEĆ youth and families as an Indigenous Education Advocate.

With a variety of arts experience, including hosting two radio shows, being part of an Indigiqueer Storytelling showcase, creating a community mosaic, working with Folk on the Rocks (Yellowknife’s music festival), performing burlesque, and volunteering with community events in whatever city they’re located in, Keira thought, why not add playwriting to the mix? 

Having cultivated a strong relationship with Gwaandak Theatre, Keira is looking forward to moving to the traditional territory of the Kwanlin Dün First Nation next fall and continuing their work with the National Arts Centre’s Stages of Transformation program there. With a strong belief in intersectionality and decolonization, Keira is excited to bring their experiences of education and arts to the stage.

Projects & initiatives

resource Stages essay

Stages of Transformation

This expansive new digital resource brings together artists and creative communities from across so-called Canada to explore the imperatives of abolition movements and their applications to our work in the theatre sector.