Thursday June 15, 2017

What is the future of Indigenous theatre?

Playwright Kevin Loring  has been named the first-ever artistic director of indigenous theatre at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa.

Playwright Kevin Loring has been named the first-ever artistic director of indigenous theatre at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa. ((Belfry Theatre) )

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Kevin Loring has been announced as the first artistic director of the new Indigenous theatre department at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa. Loring is known as a Nlaka'pamux actor and playwright from the Lytton First Nation in British Columbia.

Loring will assume his new post on Oct. 16, but before this happens he speaks with q host Tom Power about Indigenous involvement in theatre and his hopes to nurture and develop Indigenous designers, stagehands and stage managers.

— Produced by Ty Callender