Cheyenne Scott is Straits Salish of the Saanich Nation/Norwegian settler descent. Though she is registered under the Saanich Nation, she also has relations to the T’Sou-ke people. Her Norwegian great-grandparents settled on this same territory and have a long history in the logging industry. However, Cheyenne grew up off-reserve in Kamloops (Secwepemc) and is now based in Toronto (Anishnawbe, Huron-Wendat, Haudenosaunee, Mississaugas of the Credit). Cheyenne remains connected to the land and often returns to her traditional territory, particularly for fishing season, as a saltwater people.
Cheyenne is a theatre artist with a focus on new works. Having learned theatre through a colonial lens, she is working to Indigenize her process through personal expression, land-based research, and storytelling. She is passionate about work that is challenging structures and is conscious of its relevance to today’s audiences. Cheyenne was honoured to play Julia in Children of God (Urban Ink/NAC, Citadel/WCT, Segal Centre), She is a Dora Mavor Moore nominated artist for co-creating Now You See Her (Quote Unquote Collective/Nightwood/Why Not Theatre). Select Acting Credits include: The Drowning Girls (WCT), Squawk (Geordie Productions), Sidewalk Chalk (Geordie Productions), Savage (Native Earth). Cheyenne has been teaching drama with inPath for several years working with Indigenous youth across Turtle Island.
Wolf Cull tells the story of a pack of young Indigenous womxn who hunt down the mysterious creature that threatens their community. While visiting the hunting grounds, Leader, Rebel, Brawn, Wild Card, and Skeptic discover unusual tracks and use their skill sets as artists and hunters to uncover the secret of this creature that embodies the external oppression and internal impacts of Indigenous womxn. Cheyenne will be solidifying the second draft of this project in residence, pulling from her own experience of hunting with her father and her relationship to the land. How does the creature manifest within and how do we track, hunt, and transform it?
(Photo Credit: Dahlia Katz)