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, attended David Smukler’s National Voice Intensive 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, and has been acknowledged by Toronto critic Lynn Slotkin with a Tootsie award. Darla lives in Winnipeg.
Finalist for the Manitowapow Award
Books by Darla Contois
The War Being Waged$15.95