The Indigenous Body of Work is a living document that highlights the incredible breadth of work – published play scripts and live productions of dance, music, and theatre – created by First Nations, Métis, and Inuit artists across Turtle Island.
The National Arts Centre (NAC), along with many partners and collaborators, embarked on a two-year project referred to as The First Cycle: Indigenous Theatre. The Cycle took place through a series of three major events: The Summit, The Study, and the Repast.
The Summit took place in the Spring of 2014 at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity and was facilitated by Sarah Garton Stanley and Yvette Nolan. The gathering hosted twelve Indigenous Leaders and ten institutional ‘Listeners’ over three days to meditate on the breadth and scope of Indigenous work, translating notions of a “Canon” to a “Body” of Indigenous works in Canada.
Read The Summit Report
This compilation is incomplete. This is a living document and we need the community’s help keeping it up to date. Titles of work can be added and retracted from this document.
Anyone can submit titles of work, you are not required to own the intellectual rights of the work because we do not publish scripts or archivals. This allows the Indigenous artistic community to contribute to keeping the list updated and growing. That said, the person owning the intellectual rights may request their titles be redacted from the list; requests can be made to email@example.com.