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Kevin Loring named National Arts Centre’s first director of Indigenous Theatre



Annette Francis
APTN National News

Award winning actor Kevin Loring was introduced as the first director of Indigenous Theatre Thursday in Ottawa.

Loring is from the Lytton First Nation in British Columbia and is considered a brilliant actor, playright, and teacher.

He said he’s nervous about taking over as director of Indigenous Threatre.

But he added that he completely understands what his mandate is.

“I’ll be travelling the country and we’ll have a real storng belief that we’re gonna do some plays here but we”ll also do stories coast to coast to coast,” Loring said. “We’ll go out to the communities, its a big part of what I believe my mandate will be.”

The NAC is a federally funded arts and cultural centre tasked with representing the Canadian landscape.

Last year it announced that it was starting an Indigenous threatre to go with its English and French theatre programs.

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