Darla Contois is a Cree-Salteaux performer and playwright from Misipawistik Cree Nation in Manitoba. She graduated from the Centre for Indigenous Theatre’s professional training program in 2014, and premiered her solo show White Man’s Indian at Summerworks 2017 in Toronto where she was awarded the Emerging Artist Award. Her most recent work, The War Being Waged was produced by Winnipeg’s Prairie Theatre Exchange as part of their 2021-22 season. Darla recently starred in the acclaimed television drama Little Bird, seen on Crave, APTN, and PBS. Darla lives in Winnipeg.
Finalist for the Governor General’s Award for Drama for The War Being Waged, 2023
Finalist for the Manitowapow Award for The War Being Waged, 2023
Finalist for the Eileen McTavish First Book Award for The War Being Waged, 2023
Books by Darla Contois
The War Being Waged$9.99 – $15.95