Cole Alvis

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Cole Alvis works in queer and Indigenous performance and is proud of their Irish, English and Métis heritage and traditions.

Life and Career

Cole's Métis heritage comes from the Turtle Mountains in Manitoba. They were raised in Duchess, Alberta and trained in theatre performance at Red Deer College (2003) and York University (2006 BFA Acting).

Acting History

  • Gorey Story Thistle Project (4 Dora nominations) [1]
  • Nelly Boy by Dave Deveau (Summerworks) Outstanding Performance NOW [2]
  • The Fort At York by Tara Beagan directed by Chris Reynolds (Crate Productions)
  • Deathwatch by Jean Genet (Pride Toronto) lemonTree creations
  • Boys In The Band by Mart Crowly in the Buddies In Bad Times Theatre Cabaret
  • A Spirit's Face by Jeff D'Hondt (visceral, spontaneous and emotionally accessible performance. NOW) [3]
  • Body Politic by Nick Green (lemonTree creations workshop production in residence at Buddies In Bad Times Theatre)

Directing History

  • ROW by T Berto (Summerworks) NNNN's Outstanding Direction NOW [4]
  • Two Indians by Falen Johnson (Lab Cab Festival) [5]
  • The Kente Cloth by Tawiah M'carthy [6]

Dramaturge History

  • The House You Build by Donna-Michelle St. Bernard (Saskatchewan Native Theatre Company Circle of Voices program) [7]
  • Animikiig & Thundering Voices program at Native Earth Performing Arts

Artistic Leader

  • Executive Director, Indigenous Performing Arts Alliance [www.ipaa.ca]
  • Associate Festival Director, Buddies In Bad Times Theatre [8]
  • Artistic Producer, lemonTree creations [www.lemontreecreations.ca]

Name:Cole Alvis
Location:Turtle Mountains, Manitoba
Category:Artists
Latitude:49
Longitude:-100.3333333