After five years, 14 productions, four Circle Of Voices programs, four newly written scripts, two publications, and three houses Curtis Peeteetuce is saying goodbye to the Gordon Tootoosis Nīkānīwin Theatre (GTNT).

Peeteetuce will still be around, however, and lending his talents to GTNT in other ways. “I won’t be completely gone after my term at GTNT, I will be more available to them as an artist,” he said in a press release.

Kenneth T. Williams is taking over programming the new artistic vision for GTNT.

fnpa_2016-energy-forum_600x600-px-adWilliams is a Cree playwright from the George Gordon First Nation who has had numerous plays produced across Canada. He has had a long-standing relationship with the GTNT, which premiered his plays Thunderstick, Bannock Republic (in coproduction with Persephone Theatre), AWOL, and, his latest, In Care, which had its world premiere this past October. He has taught playwriting at the University of Saskatchewan since 2010 and is also the playwright-in-residence for the U of S Drama Department.

Williams said he plans to stay true to the legacy put forth by Gordon Tootoosis, and is very excited to be working with young artists by mentoring and helping them build their craft.

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