Kenneth T. Williams is a Cree playwright from the Treaty 4 territory. He is the only Indigenous person to earn an M.F.A. in Playwriting from the University of Alberta. His life and career paths are a guidance counsellor’s nightmare. He’s been a bartender, part-time soldier, full-time student, drummer in a reggae-rock band, door-to-door encyclopedia salesman, treaty and land claims researcher, government bureaucrat, freelance writer, television journalist, part-time university instructor, and, finally, artistic director of a theatre. He’s also been the faithful guardian of 5 hamsters. This summer, he and his partner, Dr. Melissa Stoops, will be moving to Edmonton after living 13 years in Saskatoon. Oh, and he’s written a few plays that you may have heard of. Google him (by the way, he’s not from the Carry On Gang), and his Wikipedia page is chockfull of inaccuracies.
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