Colin Dingwall Wolf

Colin (Bourke) Wolf is a Métis (MNA) performer, theatre maker, and activist from the North-East of Moh’kins’tsis (Calgary), AB on Treaty 7 Territory. Colin, and many of his family, are Metis Nation of Alberta Citizens. Wolf has relational ties to the Metis communities in Northern Alberta including Lac Labiche, Donatville, and Fort Chipewyan. His Aunties are cycle breakers leading our reconnection to our language, culture, and histories. Metis ID # 007676, Metis families Wolf has relational ties to: Bourque/Bourke, Paquete, Decoine, Chalifoux, Cardinale, and Ladouceur. Wolf graduated with a BFA in Performance from the University of Lethbridge in 2014, and then spent the next 5 years making theatre all over the prairies with dear friends, trusted colleagues, and complicated colonial institutions. His theatre work has focused on the development of new, Indigenous, and politically activated theatre. Wolf co-founded Thumbs Up Good Work Theatre Collective with his sister Caleigh Crow in 2013 when they recognized a gap for independent, Indigenous, and working class artists. After cutting his teeth in TYA, on regional stages, and in Indie theatre in the prairies Wolf felt the call of the North and moved to Whitehorse in October 2019 to serve as the Artistic Director at Gwaandak Theatre Society on the Territory of the Kwanlin Dün First Nation and Ta’an Kwäch’än Council. Colin currently sits on the Indigenous Arts Knowledge Exchange Working Group, The Playwrights Guild of Canada BIPOC Editorial Committee, and has sat on peer juries for numerous arts funders, awards, and selection committees.