Table of contents

  • : Violence Against Indigenous Women and Dramatic Subversion
  • : Reclaiming Our Grandmothers in Monique Mojica’s Princess Pocahontas and the Blue Spots and Birdwoman and the Suffragettes: A Story of Sacajawea
  • : Community and Resistance in Marie Clements’ The Unnatural and Accidental Women and Now Look What You Made Me Do
  • : Media, Gendered Violence, and Dramatic Resistance in Yvette Nolan’s Annie Mae’s Movement and Blade  
  • : Indigenous Women’s Theatre: A Transnational Mechanism of Decolonization
  • : References
  • : Index


Despite a recent increase in the productivity and popularity of Indigenous playwrights in Canada, most critical and academic attention has been devoted to the work of male dramatists, leaving female writers on the margins. In Indigenous Women’s Theatre in Canada, Sarah MacKenzie addresses this critical gap by focusing on plays by Indigenous women written and produced in the socio-cultural milieux of 20th and 21st century Canada.