A Toronto-based Euro/Cree with roots in Windsor, Moosefactory, Cochrane & Hearst Ontario, northern Italy and somewhere in the Netherlands, Andy has toured extensively, implementing and operating his own designs internationally since 1990. He is a core member of the creative team at the Banff Centreʼs Indigenous Dance Residency, co-founder and director the multi-disciplinary organization Red Pepper Spectacle Arts and facilitated the Production Mentorship Program at the Centre for Indigenous Theatre.
Andy has worked with Native Earth Performing Arts, New Harlem Productions, Young People’s Theatre, VideoCabaret, Red Sky Dance, Dancemakers, Debajehmujig Theatre, Actor’s Repertory Company, Buddies in Bad Times, Sky Gilbert’s Cabaret Company, Daniel MacIvor’s dada kamera, Kaha:wi Dance Theatre, Western Canada Theatre, Saskatchewan Native Theatre, Halfbreed Productions, Michael Greyeyes’ Signal Theatre, Cliff Cardinal with CultureStorm and many more. He is a multi-award winner and nominee and has twice been named among Toronto’s NOW magazine top-10 theatre artists.
Andy is a proud founder and director, with Tara Beagan, of ARTICLE 11, a new creation and production company that celebrates Article 11 of the UN’s Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples through practise.
Their performative installation DECLARATION has been featured at the National Arts Centre and the Royal Ontario Museum. In Spirit was featured at Planet IndigenUs in Toronto this summer and at Performing Turtle Island in Regina in collaboration with the Gordon Tootoosis Nikaniwin Theatre in the fall. This spring, ARTICLE 11 will premiere their anticipated work Reckoning – an interi-disciplinary triptych tackling layers of fallout from the recently resolved Truth and Reconciliation Commission.