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Artistic Director, Indigenous Theatre Nlaka'pamux nation, B.C.

Kevin Loring

Nlaka'pamux Nation, B.C.

Last updated: September 23, 2022

Kevin Loring is an accomplished Canadian playwright, actor and director and was the winner of the Governor General’s Award for English Language Drama for his outstanding play, Where the Blood Mixes in 2009. The play explores the intergenerational effects of the residential school system. It toured nationally and was presented at the National Arts Centre in 2010, when Loring was serving as the NAC’s Playwright in Residence.

A Nlaka’pamux from the Lytton First Nation in British Columbia, Loring created the Songs of the Land project in 2012 in partnership with five separate organizations in his home community. The project explores 100-year-old audio recordings of songs and stories of the N’lakap’amux People. Loring has written two new plays based on his work with the community including Battle of the Birds, about domestic violence and power abuse, and The Boy Who Was Abandoned, about youth and elder neglect.

A versatile artist and leader Loring has served as the co-curator of the Talking Stick Festival, as Artist in Residence at the Vancouver Playhouse Theatre, as Artistic Director of the Savage Society in Vancouver, as a Documentary Producer of Canyon War: The Untold Story, and as the Project Leader/Creator, and Director of the Songs of the Land project in his home community of Lytton First Nation.

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  1. From director and Governor General’s Award-winning playwright Kevin Loring of the Nlaka’pamux Nation comes a wickedly funny satire about power, politics, … read more

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    #ReconcileThis

    #ReconcileThis is a social media initiative to uplift and amplify Indigenous voices online by activating and sharing stories, languages, cultures and perspectives through provocative digital performances and conversations. 

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    Little Red Warrior and His Lawyer

    Indigenous Theatre Artistic Director and award-winning playwright Kevin Loring is joined in conversation with Deneh’Cho Thompson about his latest play Little Red Warrior and His Lawyer.

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    Indigenous Cities | The stories here.

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

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