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Yvette Nolan

Yvette Nolan is a playwright, director and dramaturg who lives in the country currently called Canada. 

Yvette Nolan is a playwright, director and dramaturg. Plays include BLADE, Annie Mae’s Movement, The Birds, The Unplugging, Gabriel Dumont's Wild West Show (co/head-writer), the libretto Shanawdithit. Directing credits include Bearing (w. Michael Greyeyes, Signal Theatre), Map of the Land, Map of the Stars (w. Michelle Olson, Gwaandak Theatre), In Care by Kenneth T Williams (GTNT), Salt Baby by Falen Johnson (Globe Theatre), Café Daughter by Kenneth T Williams, Justice by Leonard Linklater (Gwaandak Theatre), Marie Clements’ Tombs of the Vanishing Indian and The Unnatural and Accidental Women (Native Earth), The Ecstasy of Rita Joe (Western Canada Theatre/National Arts Centre), The Only Good Indian... (Turtle Gals). As a dramaturg, she works across Turtle Island on projects including Little Badger and the Fire Spirit by Maria Campbell, Confluence by Raven Spirit Dance in Vancouver, Queen Seraphina and the Land of Vertebraat and Ultrasound by Adam Pottle, A History of Breathing by Daniel Macdonald, The Glooskape Chronicles by Donna Loring. Her book Medicine Shows about Indigenous theatre in Canada was published by Playwrights Canada Press in 2015, and Performing Indigeneity, which she co-edited with Ric Knowles, in 2016. She is an Artistic Associate of Signal Theatre. 

 

Letters from Canadians to Americans
Essay

Letters from Canadians to Americans

Yvette Nolan

14 February 2017

In the first installment of this new series, a collaboration with Canada’s SpiderWebShow, Yvette Nolan ponders the porous boundary between the United States and Canada, and the importance of theatrical communication in difficult political times.