Cole Alvis

Shaking Up Shakespeare Interviewee

Cole Alvis (she\her) is a Turtle Mountain Michif (Métis) artist based in Tkarón:to with Chippewa, Irish & English ancestors. She is one of the leaders of lemonTree creations, manidoons collective, and AdHoc Assembly, and is on the board of the Dancers Of Damelahamid. Previously, Cole directed the Dora-nominated bug by Yolanda Bonnell (manidoons collective & Luminato) and, alongside co-director Michael Greyeyes, was Dora-nominated for the Indigenous opera Two Odysseys: Pimooteewin / Gállábártnit (Signal Theatre, National Sami Theatre Beaivváš & Soundstreams). Recently, she directed Salt Baby by Falen Johnson (Theatre Aquarius), Toka by Indrit Kasapi (lemonTree creations & Theatre Passe Muraille), and co-directed White Girls In Moccasins by Yolanda Bonnell (manidoons collective & Buddies In Bad Times Theatre). Next: Cole co-directs, alongside Yvette Nolan (Algonquin), Three Fingers Back by Donna-Michelle St. Bernard (lemonTree creations & Tarragon Theatre), and performs in You Used To Call Me Marie by Tai Amy Grauman (Savage Society & NAC Indigenous Theatre).