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Deneh'Cho Thompson BFA, MFA (2021)

Assistant Professor, coordinator wîcêhtowin Theatre Program

Faculty Member in Drama

John Mitchell 196

Research Area(s)

  • Indigenous Theatre Practice
  • Theatre Pedagogy
  • Indigenous Language Revitalization
  • Live Performance and Digital Worlds
  • Indigenous Pedagogies


Indigenous Indigenous Knowledges Indigenous Theatre

Chapters in Books

Sadeghi-Yekta, K., Thompson, D. P., Peter, R., Harvey K. S., Jones T., & Carter J. (Feb 24th, 2022). Indigenous Perspectives on Ethics and Theatre. In K. Sadeghi-Yekta & M. Prendergast (Eds.), Applied Theatre: ethics (pp. 17-42). London, UK: Bloomsbury.

Artistic Works

Actor, The Herd by Kenneth T. Williams, Persephone Theatre (Saskatoon, SK). January/February 2023.

Director, Sir John A.: Acts of a Gentrified Ojibway Rebellion, Greystone Theatre (Saskatoon, SK), November/December 2022. Written by Drew Hayden Taylor.

Actor, Robert Moule by Martin Bellemare, Translation workshop, Bouche Theatre Collective (Online/Vancouver, BC). October 8th, 2022.

Director, Cottagers & Indians by Drew Hayden Taylor, Blyth Festival (Blyth, ON). June/July 2022.

Dramaturge, MAJOR FORCE, April 2022 - December. 2022. Written by Miki Wolf.

Director, Niizh by Joelle Peters production workshop, Native Earth Preforming Arts (Toronto, ON). August 2022.

Director, Cottagers & Indians by Drew Hayden Taylor, Blyth Festival (Blyth, ON). June/July 2022.

Actor, I SPY play development workshop, University of Alberta (Edmonton, AB), February 1, 2022. Written by Angela Ferreira. Dramaturgy by Dr. Stefano Muneroni.

Director, Paradise Park, Greystone Theatre (Saskatoon, SK), January/February 2022. Written by Charles Mee.

Director, Oli & Hazel development workshop, Persephone Theatre (Saskatoon, SK), January 14th, 2022. Written by Erin Brophy.

Actor, Fruitcake, 25th Street Theatre (Saskatoon, SK), November/December 2021. Written by Heather Morrison. Production Dramaturgy by Lenore Claire Herrem. Directed by S.E. Grummett.

Director, Gordon Winter, Greystone Theatre (Saskatoon, SK), March/April 2021. Written by Kenneth T. Williams.

Resident Artist/Collaborator, flausen+ International Residency, flausen+ network (Germany), September 29th – October 4th, 2021.

Actor, Jonathan, River Bed. A Glimpse into New Translation, Bouche Theatre Collective (Vancouver, BC), February 2021. Written by Eric Noel. Translated by Jordan Arseneault.

Actor, Sqeweqs, Th'owxiya: The Hungry Feast Dish, Axis Theatre (Vancouver, BC), February 2021. Written by Joseph A. Dandurand. Directed by Chris McGregor.

Playwright, Pan-demic Recall, 24 Hr Plays, Viral Monologues (Edmonton, AB), August 2020. 

Actor, Stage to Page: Poetry Development Project, Community Arts Council of Vancouver (Vancouver, BC), July 20, 2020.  Development workshop using dramaturgical approaches to develop poetry content.

Teaching & Supervision


DRAM 111:  Practicum I:  Indigenous Performance Methods
DRAM 118:  Acting I
DRAM 119: Acting II
DRAM 309: Theories of Acting and Directing
DRAM 419: Acting VIII


Graduate Student Supervision

Smyl, Fallon, What was Taken and What was Left Behind: The Evolution of Anishinaabee Oral Traditions and Storytelling, MLitt, Co-Supervisor, Indigenous Theatre History, April 21st, 2023. Mary Baldwin University

Other Advisory Activities

Sorensen, Elle Sina, Graduate Student Experiences of Indigenous Studies in Post-Secondary Education: A Comparative Study of Norway and Canada, Master’s Thesis, Examiner, April 6th, 2023. University of Saskatchewan

Ennis, Caragana,“A Great Telling”: Audience as Co-Creator of Story, Master’s Thesis, Examiner, June 23, 2022.


Education & Training

MFA, University of Alberta, 2022, Department of Drama.  Major: Theatre Practice; Research Focus: Indigenizing Contemporary Acting Technique; Supervisor(s): Dr. Selena Couture, Dr. Adam Gaudry.

BFA (With Distinction), Simon Fraser University, 2018, School for the Contemporary Arts, Major:  Theatre Performance