Yvette Nolan


Previously at Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan: Writer in Residence 2019/2020.

Yvette Nolan (Algonquin) is a playwright, director, and dramaturg. Plays include Annie Mae’s Movement, The Birds, The Unplugging, Gabriel Dumont’s Wild West Show (co-writer) Shanawdithit (libretto), and A Common Experience (short film w. Shane Belcourt). She is translating Henry IV, parts 1 & 2, as part of PlayOn! In Saskatchewan, she has directed In Care by Kenneth T Williams (GTNT), Thicker Than Water by Heather Morrison (Sum Theatre), Salt Baby by Falen Johnson (Globe). As a dramaturg, she has worked on projects including The Art of French Cooking by Madeleine Dahlem, Queen Seraphina and the Land of Vertebraat  and Ultrasound by Adam Pottle, Many Fires by Charlie Peters, Little Badger and the Fire Spirit by Maria Campbell, A History of Breathing by Daniel Macdonald. In 2014, she founded Short Cuts 10-Minute Play Festival. Her book Medicine Shows about Indigenous theatre in Canada was published by Playwrights Canada Press in 2015.

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