Beagan is co-founder and co-director with Andy Moro of ARTICLE 11, Indigenous Activist Arts creation and production company.

RECENT and UPCOMING:
Reckoning debuted at Theatre Centre in Toronto, April 2016.

Invited by Canada Council for the Arts and Australian Arts Council as part of Indigenous delegation for APAM Brisbane 2016

co-director of ARTICLE 11 performance installation work DECLARATION to ran at the National Arts Centre’s Ontario Scene and for Aboriginal History Month at the ROM, 2015.

Director/playwright of ARTICLE 11’S In Spirit at Harbourfront’s Planet IndigenUs, 2015.

Directed Dreary and Izzy for Theatre Northwest, in the 2015/2016 season.

Writer-in-residence at the Berton House, Dawson City, Y.T. Oct-Dec 2014.

Artistic Director of Native Earth Performing Arts from February 2011 to December 2013.

A member of the advisory board for Canadian Theatre Review

AWARDS and ACCLAIM:
Pauline McGibbon Award nominee, 2015
Debut play, Thy Neighbour’s Wife, nominated for three Dora Mavor Moore Awards, winning for Outstanding New Play.
Thy Neighbour’s Wife nominated for three Betty Mitchell Awards (Calgary), including Best Production.
Miss Julie: Sheh’mah, for KICK Theatre, five Dora nominations, including New Play.
One of NOW magazine’s Top Ten Theatre Artists of 2007
Miss Julie: Sheh’mah named in the Top Ten Theatre Productions of 2008, by the Globe and Mail.
Short film 133 Skyway (a Big Soul Production, co-written with director Randy Redroad) won for Best Canadian Short Drama at the 2006 imagineNATIVE festival.
Multiple nominee for the K.M. Hunter Award

PLAYWRIGHT –  Selected Productions

April 2016   Reckoning  ARTICLE 11 at the Theatre Centre in Toronto.

September 2015   In Spirit    ARTICLE 11 with Gordon Tootoosis Nikaniwin Theatre at U of Regina’s Performing Turtle Island.

June 2014    A Soldier’s Tale    SIGNAL Theatre. NAC/Canada Dance. (see below)

February 2014      A Soldier’s Tale    SIGNAL Theatre, debuting at enwave theatre with
DanceWorks, created/directed by Michael Greyeyes.

February 2014    In Spirit    Native Earth Performing Arts directed by Beagan

September 2013    Dreary and Izzy   Western Canada Theatre/Persephone/Gateway/Saskatchewan Native Theatre Company, directed by Tara Beagan

March 2012     free as injuns   Native Earth Performing Arts directed by Ruth Madoc-Jones

November 2011   Jesus Chrysler  Praxis Theatre directed by Michael Wheeler

October 2010    Foundlings    imagineNATIVE directed by Tara Beagan

March 2010    The Mill: The Woods    Theatrefront, directed by Sarah Garton Stanley
Now in print, in The Mill Anthology, Playwrights Canada Press

November 2008    Miss Julie: Sheh’mah  KICK Theatre, directed by Melee Hutton
Available in an anthology, New Canadian Realisms, Playwrights Canada Press

February 2006  Here, Boy!   halfbreed productions, Rhubarb! Festival, directed by Patrick
Beagan

December 2005   Dreary and Izzy  Native Earth directed by Ruth Madoc-Jones
Now in print through the Playwright’s Canada Press

July 2005   TransCanada    Native Earth Performing Arts directed by Yvette Nolan

June 2004  Thy Neighbour’s Wife  UnSpun Theatre directed by Leah Simone Bowen

FILM AND RADIO WRITING

2006    Hometime     CBC Radio one, directed by Ho Che Andersen and produced
by Marcia Johnson. Starring Michelle St. John and George Leach.

2006    133 Skyway    Big Soul Productions. Co-writer with director, Randy Redroad.
Starring Derek Miller, Terry Barnhart and Falen Johnson.

COLLABORATOR/CREATOR, Collective Creations – Theatre

Sept/Oct 2007     The Fort at York    Crate Productions, head playwright and co-director with a cast of fifteen

February 2006    Suck and Blow    Rhubarb! Festival, directed by Michael Rubenfeld

July 2005    Head-Smashed-In 
 Buffalo Jump  UnSpun Theatre, Toronto Fringe 2005.
directed by Brendan Gall

October 2004    Ever Sick  Tonto’s Nephews, at NEPA’s Weesageechak Festival,
directed by Herbie Barnes

DIRECTOR – Theatre
“Well, what you’ve done is… you’ve made the play better than it is.”
-Edward Bond, upon witnessing the Beagan directed reading of his 
Red, Black and Ignorant for Sheep No Wool’s Edward Bond Festival, 2012

April 2016   Reckoning  ARTICLE 11 at the Theatre Centre in Toronto.

September 2015   In Spirit    ARTICLE 11 with Gordon Tootoosis Nikaniwin Theatre at U of Regina’s Performing Turtle Island.

February 2015    Things I Cannot Speak by Kumari Giles, YCU for the Rhubarb! Festival, Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, Toronto. (d/d)

June 2014    The Ministry of Grace by Beagan. ARTICLE 11 workshop production in partnership with the City of Toronto Fort York.

February/    In Spirit by Beagan with Native Earth Performing Arts, at Talking Stick Festival
March 2014    Rutas Panamericanas

Sept 2013    Dreary and Izzy by Beagan at Western Canada Theatre and
March 2014    Persephone/Gateway/Saskatchewan Native Theatre

August 2012    Medicine Boy by Waawaate Fobister, Anishnaabe Theatre Performance,
SummerWorks Festival

May 2012    Untold by Cole Alvis and Donna Michelle St. Bernard, NEPA. Co-director with Cole Alvis

Nov/Dec 2008        A Very Polite Genocide by Melanie J. Murray,  Assistant Director to Yvette Nolan. A Native Earth production. AD funded by the OAC’s ACD program

August 2008    Foundlings, Director/writer, halfbreed productions, SummerWorks Festival October 2010  ImagineNATIVE festival

Sept/Oct 2007     The Fort at York, co-director/head writer, Crate Productions

August 2007    Quilchena, director/writer, halfbreed & Red Pepper Spectacle Arts,     SummerWorks Festival

WORKSHOPS/MENTORING
Centre for Indigenous Theatre, Diaspora Dialogues, Cahoots Theatre Projects, NEPA, Taatsikiisapo’op Middle School, Toronto Disctrict School Board, Coldwater Band, Kingcome Inlet, Gwaandak Theatre, Saskatchewan Writer’s Guild, Playwrights Workshop Montreal.

GUEST INSTRUCTOR/READING ENGAGEMENTS
University of Guelph with Ric Knowles, York University with Michael Greyeyes, Queen’s University with Daniel David Moses and Armand Ruffo, University of Regina with Spy Denommé-Welch, Western University with Kim Solga, University of Northern B.C. at First Nations House.

PLAYWRIGHT RESIDENCIES
2014 – Writer’s Trust of Canada writer-in-residence at Berton House October to December
2010 – 2011 National Arts Centre
2009 – 2010 Native Earth Performing Arts
2007 –2008 Cahoots Theatre Projects

PUBLISHED WRITING
2006 – Dreary and Izzy, Playwright’s Canada Press
2007: “Status Static” published in first annual First Nations issue of Toronto’s NOW magazine.
2011 – The Mill, a four part series. Playwright’s Canada Press
2011 – “Elder up!”: A Mentor/Mentee Memoir in Canadian Theatre Review,147:68
2012 – New Canadian Realisms: Eight Plays, edited by Kim Solga and Roberta Barker, Playwright’s Canada Press. My work Miss Julie: Sheh’mah is in this anthology
2014 – included in Refractions: Solo edited by DM St. Bernard & Yvette Nolan
2015 – In Spirit, complete script, ELQ/Exile Quarterly, Volume 38, No. 4
2016 – Performing Indigeneity edited by Ric Knowles & Yvette Nolan, essay titled Arthome
2016 – Upcoming from Scirocco Press, Reckoning.

SELECTED EDUCATION
1997-1998: University of Alberta – Bachelor of Arts in Drama with a minor in English.
1993-1995: Red Deer College – Theatre Studies Performance Program.

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