A member of the Nlaka'pamux Nation from the Lytton First Nation in British Columbia. Kevin is an award winning Actor, Playwright and Producer. He is a professional Actor of the stage and screen, an award winning documentarian.
His first published play, Where the Blood Mixes has been nominated for numerous awards across the country winning Three Jessie Richardson awards for theatre in Vancouver and the 2009 Governor General's Literary Award for Drama. He was a Playwright in Residence at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa in 2010, as well as a company member of the National Arts Centre English Theatre Acting Company. Recently, Kevin played the villainous Edmund in the National Arts Centre's production of King Lear, featuring a cast of aboriginal actors.
Kevin is a graduate of Studio 58, Langara College's professional Theatre training program, and is a senior member of Margo Kane's Full Circle: First Nations Performance Ensemble. In 2008 he co-wrote, co-produced and co-hosted the feature length Documentary, Canyon War: the Untold Story, which won top prizes at the Houston International Film and Video Festival and The New York Independent Film and Video Festival. Kevin is the Artistic Director of Savage Society, a non-profit production company mandated to tell aboriginal stories using contemporary mediums. and is based out of Vancouver, BC.
GENERAL MANAGER | Chelsea McPeake
Chelsea has worked in Arts Production and Administration for over fifteen years managing and producing theatre and special events. For 11 years (until 2012) she worked in Administration and Production at the Vancouver Playhouse Theatre Company, most recently as Associate Producer. She produced the five-city national tour of Kevin Loring's Where the Blood Mixes in 2010.
She has been the General Manager of Savage Society since 2010.
Kevin Loring (N’lakap’mux Nation)
Quelemia Sparrow (Musqueam Nation)
Ronnie Dean Harris (Sto:lo Nation)
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Raymond Phillips, Chair
Gloria Raphael, Vice Chair
Meredith Elliott, Treasurer
Jeanette Kotowich, Secretary
Jacyntha England, Member-at-Large
ARTIST IN RESIDENCE | Tai Grauman
Tai Amy Grauman is Metis, Cree and Haudenosaunee from Ardrossan, Alberta. She has a BFA in Acting from UBC with a minor in First Nations Studies. Tai recently received a Jessie Richardson award for most promising newcomer, and she was Vancouver's Mayor's Emerging Theatre Artist of 2015, nominated by Margo Kane. She is currently working with Nightswimming Theatre on a commission of a new play which will be developed over the next five years. Tai is the Arts Club's LEAP program's Level 3 participant. With LEAP she has written a full length play called, You Used to Call Me Marie. Recent credits include, Thanks For Giving (Arts Club), THOWXIYA (Axis Theatre), The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (Carousel Theatre), and Weaving Reconciliation (Vancouver Moving Theatre). Tai also wrote and directed, Her Name Was Mary at the 2017 Vancouver Fringe Festival.