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Joelle Peters

Joelle Peters is an award-winning Indigenous (Anishinaabe) actor/playwright working in theatre, television, and film and current Artistic Director of Native Earth Performing Arts. Her plays include Niizh, Frozen River (co-written with Michaela Washburn and Carrie Costello), and do you remember? Joelle has performed at theatres and festivals across the country, including the Stratford Festival, SummerWorks, the Thousand Islands Playhouse, Western Canada Theatre, and more. She can be seen in the hit TV show Shoresy (Crave/Hulu), the film In Her City (Raven West Films Ltd.), and Web of Lies (Discovery+). Joelle has also narrated two audiobooks with Penguin Random House Canada. In 2020, Joelle was selected as the playwriting protege for the Siminovitch Prize by laureate Tara Beagan. In 2021, Frozen River was awarded the Sharon Enkin Plays for Young People Award at the annual Tom Hendry Awards. In 2023, the premiere production of Niizh was nominated for four Dora Mavor Moore Awards. Keep up with Joelle at and on Instagram: @joellepeters.jpg.

Books By Joelle Peters