International Indigenous Playwriting...

Project Outline

The International Indigenous Playwriting Forum will take place as part of the 2015 Yellamundie National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Playwriting Festival (Yellamundie) to be held at Sydney’s premier arts venue Carriageworks, Sydney from 27 July – 8 August 2015.

Yellamundie is a two week intensive creative development process, work shopping six new scripts chosen from across Australia. Yellamundie brings together and showcases the work of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander playwrights, directors, dramaturges and actors and reflects the artistic, cultural and social imperatives for Indigenous storytelling for the theatre, in contemporary Australia. The festival concludes with public readings of the six scripts to an audience of community, general public and industry producers and professionals.

Moogahlin Performing Arts is the NSW premier Aboriginal theatre company based at Carriageworks in Redfern, Sydney and works closely with emerging and established Aboriginal theatre practitioners and their communities. (mooghalin.com) More...


 Cheri Maracle from Norway to Ontario!

Paddle Song Promo shotNewest IPAA member Cheri Maracle is in Norway at the Riddu Riddu Festival to perform “Paddle Song” which is a one woman show which explores the life and times of E. Pauline Johnson, Six Nations poet who was popular in the 19th century!

Cheri will be performing “Paddle Song” back home in Ontario. Not only that, but she has a quartet booked to perform this month also!

July 18th, 5pm – 11pm: Cheri Maracle Quartet “Honouring Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Concert” at Chiefswood Park

July 22nd, 4:15 – 5:15 : Paddle Song at the “Pan Am Aboriginal Pavilion”

July 23rd, 6pm – 10pm: Cheri Maracle Quartet ” Strong Women Strong Voices Concert, Pan Am Aboriginal Pavilion”

July 24th, 6-10pm: Host at “Six Nations Music Festival” at Chiefswood Park


 Dancers of Damelahamid Perform in...

damelahamid_0401 (2592x1728) - mountain goat copyPerformance Schedule:

4:30pm this Saturday July 11th at Harbourfront Centre Theatre as part of Ontario’s Celebration Zone! Admission is FREE

4pm this Sunday July 12th at The Native Canadian Centre, 16 Spadina Road. Event “Indigenize Your Mind” as part of the Pan Am Games Aboriginal Pavilion. Admission is $5

1pm this Tuesday July 14th at Harbourfront Centre Theatre as part of Ontario’s Celebration Zone. Admission is FREE



Audition day 1: 07/16/2015
City: Vancouver, BC

Audition day 2: 07/27/2015
City: Kamloops, BC

Artistic Director or casting person in attendance: Corey Payette, Artistic Director
Deadline to submit: 07/16/2015
Email applications to: corey@urbanink.ca
Contact name: Corey Payette
Contact email: corey@urbanink.ca
Contact phone: 604-692-0885
Engager website: www.urbanink.ca
Link to detailed casting information: www.urbanink.ca
Agreement: ITA

Ethno-cultural mandate or ethno-cultural casting statement: Urban Ink Productions creates, produces and disseminates original live performance works by Indigenous and Intercultural artists. We are looking for submissions from actors of Indigenous background for this role. More...


 IPN gathers in Halifax at Prismatic

Prismatic Festival 2015

The Indigenous Performing Arts Alliance (IPAA) invites you to join us for the Indigenous Performance Network (IPN) conference at the Prismatic Festival this August 19 – 23, 2015 in Halifax, NS.



 ” Song ” A story of a girl...

A story of a girl, a bird and a teapot

A story of a girl, a bird and a teapot

SONG: The story of a girl, a bird and a teapot returns to the Brisbane Powerhouse stage from 5 August 2015
following a work in progress season as part of the ‪#‎WTF13‬ Scratch Series. Utilizing her life experience as a Narunga-­‐Kaurna woman of mixed heritage from South Australia, Waiata Telfer follows the journey of Song, an Aboriginal girl who dares to challenge the notion of tradition and community to form her own sense of identity and belonging. More...


 VideoCabaret’s Trudeau closes...


VideoCabaret in association with Soulpepper present

Trudeau and FLQ
Friday June 26 8:00pm
Saturday June 27 2:00pm

Trudeau and Levesque
Saturday June 27 8:00pm

At Soulpepper
Box Office: 416.866.8666
$24 arts worker rate available

IPAA member Michaela Washburn and Craig Lauzon star in the cast of VideoCabaret’s Trudeau and the FLQ and it’s sequel Trudeau and Levesque which closes June 27th.


 Adaka Cultural Festival

Adaka Cultural Festival

Adaka Cultural Festival

Adäka Cultural Festival will take place from Jun 26 – Jul 1, 2015 (Whitehorse).

At its idyllic location at the Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre on the Whitehorse waterfront, the Adäka Cultural Festival shines with awesome energy, arousing inspiration, pride, and excitement in the thousands of artists, visitors, and supporters who attend the Festival each year.

The Festival features a rich mixture of traditional and contemporary visual and performing artists from each Yukon First Nation, as well as visiting artists from British Columbia, Northwest Territories, Alaska and Greenland. The interweaving of music, dance, storytelling, traditional arts and crafts, and workshops with the warmth of the Yukon spirit will ensure this Festival is one to remember!

See here for more information!


 Infinithéâtre The Unit – Call...

Infinatheatre logo



Reflecting The English-Language Communities And Diversity Of Québec On Stages Across The Province

Québec Playwrights: Submissions are now open for the Québec English Language Playwrights’ Unit, aka: “The Unit”.



 CIT Intensive Peterbourough

CIT Summer Intensive - Peterborough

This three-week, 11 hour a day, six day week intensive offers an introduction to performing arts techniques from a uniquely Aboriginal perspective. More...


 Yvette Nolan departs from IPAA’s...

Migrating-Geese-e1293726934343Message from the President of IPAA:
I was recently in the rehearsal room in Vancouver where stories were shared about the teachings of the geese. The leader of the geese, the one at the point of the V is the one that guides the group. The leader cuts through the wind and air current so the rest can move forward with more ease.

Moving forward.

Arriving at a new place.

There is also a time when the leader has to fall back and others must take the lead, that the work is ultimately carried by the collective.



 Justin Many Fingers down under

Justin Many Fingers down under“I am on a international exchange grant from Canada Council for the arts.

I am working with Frances Rings, the choreographer of “SHEOKS” that is under a double bill with another works called I.B.I.S and the bill is called “LORE” and its Bangarra Dance Theatre Company.

My main intent is to understand how Frances works with the Aboriginal culture in a contemporary form. Bangarra has recently celebrated its 25th anniversary. After six years of my first inspiration of the company I have finally arrived with an invitation for Fran. It’s been a long journey to get here but I finally made it and the timing as never been better as I have recently entered my first year as a choreographer and producing my new works with my new company Niitsitapi Dance Theatre that is based on my reserve the Blood tribe in Alberta.

The connections I have made artistically from the Native community here in Sydney Australia has changed the way I see Indigenous performing arts that i yet to achieve with my work and my company.”

Justin Many Fingers, Artistic Director
Niitsitapi Dance Theatre

Send us your casting call or opportunity

We will post your content on our website, newsletter and social media.

Please fill out this form.

Indigenous Body of Work
The Cycle: Indigenous Theatre - our collaboration with the National Arts Centre English Theatre.

Indigenous Body of Work - an uncomprehensive list we maintain as a result of this collaboration.

The Summit - 12 Indigenous performing artists led the conversation at the Banff Centre (April 21-24, 2014)

#Study/Repast - 40 Indigenous performing artists explored Indigenous theatre at the Debajehmujig Creation Centre (May 5-16th, 2015)

Connect with IPAA

Expand2Web Twitter FeedExpand2Web Facebook Link

Get the latest news as it happens!
Don't be left in the dark. Click on the icon and follow IPAA via RSS.

You can also sign up to our mailing list for regular updates via e-mail.


Coming up next:
  • There are no future events planned at the moment. Be sure to check back later!
With Many Thanks!