Yvette Nolan

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Yvette Nolan (Algonquin) is a playwright, director and dramaturg. Her works include the play The Unplugging, the dance-opera Bearing, the libretto Shawnadithit, and the short play-for-film Katharsis. She co-created, with Joel Bernbaum and Lancelot Knight, the verbatim play Reasonable Doubt, about relations between Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities in Saskatchewan. Recent dramaturgy includes The Election by Natasha Greenblatt and Yolanda Bonnell, Sedna by Corey Payette, Reneltta Arluk and Marshall McMahen, bug by Yolanda Bonnell. She is currently working on Tapwewin with Maria Campbell, on Namwayut with Marion Newman, and on Sophia with Tim Brady. From 2003-2011, she served as Artistic Director of Native Earth Performing Arts. Her book, Medicine Shows, about Indigenous performance in Canada was published by Playwrights Canada Press in 2015. She is an Artistic Associate with Signal Theatre, and the Company Dramaturg for Sum Theatre. She is currently pursuing her Masters in Public Policy at Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy.