Aren Okemaysim

Aren Okemaysim is a multidisciplinary performing arts professional from Beardy’s & Okemasis Cree Nation (Treaty 6) currently based in Treaty 4, Regina, SK where he is currently Head of Sound for Globe Theatre. Appearing across Turtle Island as an actor, songwriter, musician, sound designer and sound technician, he is no stranger to the stage. He finds himself most at home while on the road, creating and sharing stories with his colleagues across the country.  
He recently made a “behind-the-scenes” appearance at Native Earth back in August 2022 to perform in the final workshop for Joelle Peters’ Niizh. He is happy to be back sharing this world premier with Tkaronto audiences and connecting with the arts community.  
Career highlights include:  

  • Releasing an album of original music under the name OKIMAW ᐅᑭᒪᐤ  
  • Head of Sound (Globe Theatre)  
  • Cameo appearance (The Feather News, APTN lumi)  
  • Sound Design & Composition (Art in Transit: Luminato on the GO!)  
  • Saskatchewan Roughriders’ Half-Time Show, with The North Sound  
  • Law of the Land (Caravan Farm Theatre)  
  • Forget About Tomorrow, world premiere (Arts Club / Belfry Theatre)  
  • Only Drunks & Children Tell the Truth (WCT / Thousand Islands Playhouse)  
  • Peter and the Starcatcher (Globe Theatre)  
  • In Care, world premiere (Gordon Tootoosis Nīkānīwin Theatre)  

kinanâskomitin (thank you) to Joelle, Native Earth, my family, and friends for supporting me along this new adventure. ekosi

2022/23 Season: Niizh