Tara writes, directs, produces and acts in theatre. She grew up in a story loving home. Her Ntlaka’pamux mom has always been an avid reader, and her Irish-Canadian dad took her to the library weekly. Her older sister Rebecca (now a teacher) taught her the alphabet after learning it in kindergarten, and her younger brother Patrick (lighting designer/theatre administrator) created worlds and characters with her, sharing an interest in enacting stories. She is a proud auntie to Diana and Owen. Tara is now happy in work with her love, Andy Moro, co-helming Indigenous Arts Activist Company ARTICLE 11. Work credits can be found at tarabeagan.comRead full NAC bio ›
Andy Moro is a mixed-blood interdisciplinary artist and co-founder of ARTICLE 11 with Tara Beagan.
A11’s theatrical Deer Woman has met international acclaim. Their performance/video installations DECLARATION and ROOM have been uniquely adapted across Turtle Island. ROOM is currently being redeveloped with Making Treaty 7 for the Grand, Calgary.
Recent design includes Beagan’s Ministry of Grace for the Belfry, The Third Colour for PTE, Finding Wolastoq Voice at TNB, Dancers of Damelahamid’s Minowin, Spirit & Tradition, Unnatural and Accidental at NACIT and Kaha:wi’s Blood Tides. Upcoming is SkyDancers for A’no:wara Dance, MTYP’s Frozen River and Tomson Highway’s Post Mistress at RMTC Winnipeg.Read full NAC bio ›
Cherish is a big beautiful Blackfoot woman from the Blood reserve located in southern Alberta. A Writer, Actor, Storyteller and Comedian, she started her career in performance at a young age doing plays written by her mother. Cherish is a graduate from the Centre for Indigenous Theatre's full-time program in Toronto. She also enjoys working and teaching youth theatre and other arts practices. She believes Traditional Storytelling and humour are the greatest tools for inspiring and learning about who we are and where we come from. She has worked with Aanmitaagzi (Nipissing First Nation), The WOW project (various), Cardinal/Kantor Productions, Spiderwoman Theatre (NYC), Buddies in Bad Times (Toronto), ARTICLE 11 (Calgary), Native Earth (Toronto), Nuit Blanche Toronto, Jumblies Theatre (Toronto), Making Treaty 7 (Calgary) and more.Read full NAC bio ›
Lacey is Oneida of Six Nations, Wolf Clan. She is a singer/songwriter and inspirational speaker. Lacey grew up singing and making music. She played in the Breeze Band when they were nominated for an Aboriginal Peoples Choice Award, before launching her solo career to great critical acclaim. Her debut album is titled 528 “because it is the frequency of Love. My focus is Love; it’s the only way and we need more of it!” Her sophomore album “M: 528 Volume II” has taken Lacey across Canada and on to international stages. A featured artist of Thru the Red Door, she has also been a guest on Derek Miller’s Aboriginal Peoples Television Network show The Guilt Free Zone. As of 2018 things started getting huge: Lacey was a Top Ten finalist in Season Six of TV show The Shot, and she opened Sydney Australia’s Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras concert and Cher closed! 2020 brings a feature spot on the new series AMPLIFY, a Shane Belcourt creation.Read full NAC bio ›
Luca is a journalist and designer living and working in Tkaronto/Toronto and Tiohtiá:ke/Montreal. His multidisciplinary practice spans cinematic, sonographic, performance, musical, and theatrical storytelling. He combines techniques from a diverse arsenal of disciplines to create both fiction and non-fiction. He is the youngest artist nominated for a Dora Mavor Moore award for his debut collaboration as sound designer on Cliff Cardinal’s Stitch in 2015. Since then, his work has been commissioned and recognized by news agencies, scholar and artist circles alike. His work has brought him all over Canada, from major cities to remote communities. He works in reverence of the diverse voices and stories that have been left out of the mainstream dialog. His practice is dedicated to elevating these voices, and the relentless, frantic pursuit of love, truth and joy.Read full NAC bio ›