Festival Team


Sue Balint produces performance projects and festivals, and regularly collaborates with companies such as Aluna Theatre, Modern Times Stage Company, SummerWorks, and The Theatre Centre. She is thrilled to be returning to Native Earth for her fourth Weesageechak festival. Sue was the 2018 recipient of The Leonard McHardy and John Harvey Award for Leadership in Administration and is also an Adaptive Facilitator for the Metcalf Foundation’s Staging Change program.

Theresa Cutknife (She/her) is a Toronto based mixed queer Nehiyaw and Puerto Rican actor, writer, curator, storyteller, and director from Maskwacîs, Alberta located on Treaty 6 Territory and is a member of the Samson Cree Nation. Previous acting credits include: Father Penible – A Canadian Adventure of Tartuffian Proportions (Centre for Indigenous Theatre) and Tipi Confessions (Buddies in Bad Times). Theresa has worked as an assistant director for The Election (Common Boots Theatre) directed by Jennifer Brewin and After the Fire (Punctuate Theatre) directed by Brendnan McMurty-Howlett. Theresa is one of two new Creative Producers in Training at the Theatre Centre.

Victoria Wang is a stage manager, creative producer and installation artist who has worked in theatre, dance, film and interdisciplinary forms of live performance. Selected credits: Solitudes (Aluna Theatre), bug (manidoons collective), Hilot Means Healer (Cahoots), Four Sisters (Paradigm/Luminato), Through the Bamboo (Uwi Collective/Toronto Fringe), Oslo (Studio 180), Older & Reckless (Moonhorse Dance), SummerWorks, Rhubarb Festival. Victoria is also the founder of the Memory Palace Project, an ongoing community-based public art project whose participatory installations, live performance art and digital media creations have appeared at the Toronto Fringe, Assembly Theatre, Long Winter, and the National Theatre School of Canada’s digital Art Apart Festival. As a first-generation Chinese Canadian settler, Victoria is grateful to call Hong Kong and Tkaronto home. Thank you to Native Earth and the Ontario Arts Council for their support in this position.


B.C. Batty is a graduate of Humber College Theatre Production program, and has been a technician, stage manager, and designer for numerous productions and events across Ontario for the past decade.

Selected work includes: Cherry Docs (2018/Yardcore Productions), SPAWN ( 2017 / Wild Woman Theatre) Ralph + Lina ( 2014-2016 / Edge of The Woods Theatre), Brantwood (2015 / Sheridan ), KOMUNKA (2014 / Sky Gilbert ), Death Married My Daughter (2013 / Michelle Smith and Dean Gilmour), The Last Dance (2013 / Sedina Fiati), Smother (2012 / Omar Hady), Zugzwang (2011 / Frankie Hall), The Naked Ballerina ( 2010 / Sarah Murphy-Dyson), and AMAL (2019 / MTSpace).
He has shared his skills and knowledge as mentor guest artist at Sheridan and Humber Colleges. He was also the Program Coordinator for the Out of The Box Summer Workshop Series for Youth and Technical Director for The Edge of The Woods Theatre Festival. Bryan is the current Festival Lighting Designer and Production Manager for Native Earth’s Weesageechak Festival (2018-2020). He is also the Production Manager for MTSpace’s Impact Festival in 2021.