News (Calgary): Making Treaty 7 Announces New Artistic Director

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News (Calgary): Making Treaty 7 Announces New Artistic Director

Image of Michelle Thrush on grey and yellow background. Michelle Thrush has worked in film, television, and theatre for more than 35 years, with more than fifty professional credits.

Making Treaty 7 is pleased to announce New Leadership! We are excited to share with you all our Artistic Director, Michelle Thrush.

Michelle Thrush, local to Calgary, AB, is among the founding members, actors, and directors of MAKING TREATY 7. She is best known for her leading role as Gail Stoney in BLACKSTONE, for which she won the Gemini Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role. Michelle believes as a founding member of MT7, she has seen the earliest visions of what this unique collective of artists looks like, and it only gets better. She is invested in how the arts can build bridges and bring voices together.

It is hugely important, as the Artistic Director, to create a safe place for artists to be vulnerable and to become a community to each other. Using an Indigenous-led process will always be the strength of what makes MT7 so successful.” – Michelle Thrush

Michelle is a mother to two amazing daughters and they are everything to her. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, finding new places to walk and hike in southern Alberta. Prior to Covid, she worked in communities across Canada with Indigenous children and families using imagination and play to strengthen family bonds. Her work with youth and children is her greatest passion with characters such as “Majica”, the Aboriginal Healing Clown, and “Kookum Martha”, a sprite old Indian Elder. Michelle explains laughter is a natural part of her culture. She continues to write, direct, and produce theatre, and has played many leading roles across Canada.