Indigenous Theatre launches in 2019. Between now and then there is a lot of work to do. Follow our updates below.
As Fall starts to show, the Advisory is beginning to move onto new and exciting paths. We have a few different updates to share with you. But first off, we want to extend further thanks to those who responded to the proposed recommendations from the Advisory to the NAC with respect to the hiring process. Your feedback is highly valued and we are grateful for your thoughtfulness. The recommendations were submitted to the NAC on September 30, 2106. Since then,... Read more
September already! This month we want to share some news about the hiring process for the artistic leader of Indigenous Theatre at the NAC. Following a day-long session held in Ottawa at the NAC on August 23, 2016, the Advisory Committee comprised of Reneltta Arluk, Dave Jenniss, Annie Smith St. Georges, Jesse Wabegijig, Kenneth T. Williams, Elder support and Métis Elder Robert Smith St. Georges, Brittany Ryan, and Sarah Garton Stanley, a list of recommendations /thoughts were put together that... Read more
Since the July update, the Advisory Committee: Annie Smith St. Georges, Jesse Wabegijig, Kenneth T. Williams, Reneltta Arluk, and Dave Jenniss along with Sarah Garton Stanley, Brittany Ryan, have been enjoying even more of the Summer. We teleconferenced to finalize plans for our day long gathering in Ottawa, at the NAC, on August 23, 2016.
During our last phone meeting Brittany and Sarah met in a park in Toronto to call the committee. It was during the Summerworks Festival. Sarah was... Read more
Since our last update to you, the Advisory Committee: Annie Smith St. Georges, Jesse Wabegijig, Kenneth T. Williams, Reneltta Arluk, and Dave Jenniss along with Sarah Garton Stanley, Brittany Ryan, have been enjoying the Summer.
On July 8th, 2016 Reneltta Arluk gave birth to Carver, so our Advisory Committee has grown in numbers since we started!
As well, Robert, Annie Smith St. Georges, husband, has recently been acknowledged as a Métis Elder by the youth at the... Read more
Since our last update to you, the Advisory Committee: Annie Smith St. Georges, Jesse Wabegijig, Kenneth T. Williams, Reneltta Arluk, and Dave Jenniss along with Sarah Garton Stanley, Brittany Ryan, have been having multi-layered conversations regarding the present organizational structure of the NAC, how Indigenous Theatre could/would sit within this structure, possible support systems for the new leadership of Indigenous Theatre, and building a potential list of recommendations for the yet-to-be-determined hiring committee. We have also been getting some understanding... Read more
In collaboration with IPAA, the National Arts Centre will be doing monthly updates on the approaching launch of Indigenous Theatre. With this first update we are excited to announce the Second Advisory Committee who will help guide the NAC through this significant time.
This is our first of many newsletter updates to come. In this update, we want to share news about the Second Advisory Committee. The Second Advisory Committee will be working with us through to June of 2017. Between... Read more
The Second Advisory Committee Announced: Reneltta Arluk, Dave Jenniss, Annie Smith St. Georges, Jesse Wabegijig, Kenneth T. Williams. They will work with Brittany Ryan and Sarah Garton Stanley until June of 2017
Following the February 13th conversation, Sarah Garton Stanley becomes Interim Facilitator, Indigenous Theatre and Brittany Ryan becomes Interim Coordinator, Indigenous Theatre. Together they send a request to the Indigenous performance community for feedback on The Second Advisory Committee
Strategic Plan announced including details for an Indigenous Theatre Department. This new department is opening in 2019 with the first Artistic Leadership beginning in 2017
On February 13, 2015 a meeting was held on the Theatre Stage at Canada’s National Arts Centre to discuss the next steps for hiring the first artistic Leadership for Indigenous Theatre in 2017 and the launching of Indigenous Theatre in 2019. Leaders from across the land and from the NAC met to discuss goals, objectives and challenges regarding this exciting development in the life of Canada’s NAC. The morning session focussed on present operations at the NAC. The afternoon session... Read more
The First Advisory Committee which included Margo Kane, Michael Greyeyes, and Reneltta Arluk, along with Sarah Garton Stanley and Brittany Ryan begin working together towards February 13th, 2016 - A Conversation about Indigenous Theatre at NAC
On October 5, 2015 a meeting was held at the Artscape Sandbox in Toronto, Ontario between Peter Herrndorf, President and CEO of Canada’s National Arts Centre and Indigenous Theatre Community Members from across Turtle Island to share news about plans for an Indigenous Theatre Department at the National Arts Centre. This lunchtime meeting was attended by artists and students and was livestreamed to share the news widely across the Indigenous Performance Community.