I love traveling, cooking, cycling, and reading biographies. My ideal way to spend time is in deep, affectionate conversation. I once bowled a 299-point game in a Youth Bowling Tournament. Does that give a sense of me? No, probably not.
I am proud to have been born and raised and to continue to make my home on Treaty 6 territory, a land stewarded by many peoples – treaty-signatories and not – which is also the traditional homeland of the Métis. I continue to learn my own family history as a way of engaging with Maria Campbell’s calls for self-in-relationship to land, to ancestry, and to the colonial project of which I am a part. This is part of an ongoing process of unpacking – and addressing – my complicity in that project.
Now for some more professional-y bio stuff…
Charlie is a theatre and opera director, actor, lighting designer, playwright, dramaturge, poet, and clown. Charlie earned a BFA in Acting from the University of Saskatchewan, trained extensively at the Manitoulin Conservatory for Creation and Performance, and has begun work towards an MFA in Theatre Practice at the University of Alberta.Charlie’s SSHRC-funded research explores power dynamics in rehearsal halls and how theatre practitioners can create ethical and equitable spaces for creation. The recipient of Saskatoon and Area Theatre Awards for Outstanding Emerging Artist (2013) and Outstanding Lighting Design (Two Corpses Go Dancing, 2015) and was nominated for Outstanding Direction (Diana Son’s Stop Kiss, 2014) and Outstanding Original Script (Many Fires, 2019), Charlie’s artistic work has been seen on stages (and in parks, fields, school gyms, living rooms, and pools) across Western Canada. Charlie is the Founding Director of Embrace Theatre and a former Artistic Associate with Sum Theatre who currently sits on the Saskatchewan Association of Theatre Professionals board of directors as Secretary and is currently the President of the University of Alberta Graduate Drama Students Society.
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