KEVIN LORING

Black Background

A member of the Nlaka'pamux Nation from the Lytton First Nation in British Columbia. Kevin is an award winning Playwright, Theatre Director, Documentarian, Producer and a professional Actor of the stage and screen.

 

Kevin is a graduate of Studio 58, Langara College's professional Theatre training program, and is a senior member of Margo Kane's Full Circle: First Nations Performance Ensemble. 

 

In 2008 he co-wrote, co-produced and co-hosted the feature length Documentary, Canyon War: the Untold Story, which won top prizes at the Houston International Film and Video Festival and The New York Independent Film and Video Festival. 

 

His first published play, Where the Blood Mixes won the 2009 Governor General's Literary Award for Drama. His recent play Thanks For Giving was also a finalist for the 2019 Governor General’s Award for drama. He was a Playwright in Residence at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa in 2010, as well as a company member of the National Arts Centre English Theatre Acting Company. Kevin played the villainous Edmund in the National Arts Centre's production of King Lear, featuring a cast of all Indigenous actors. In 2017 Kevin was appointed as the first Artistic Director of Indigenous Theatre at the National Arts Centre of Canada. He is also the founding Artistic Director of Savage Society, a not-for-profit production company mandated to tell Indigenous stories using contemporary mediums.

In June 2021, Kevin received an honorary doctorate of letters from the University of Ottawa's Faculty of Arts.