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she/her) is a Toronto-based Anishinaabe & Miami actor/playwright from Walpole Island First Nation in Southwestern Ontario. A graduate of Seneca College’s Acting for Camera and Voice program, some recent theatre credits include: Embodying Power and Place (New Harlem/Native Earth/Nightwood), Queenie’s Castle (Women at Plays Festival), The Election (Nightwood/Theatre Direct/Commonboots/Theatre Passe Muraille), Two Odysseys: Pimooteewin (Signal/Soundstreams).

In 2020, Joelle was selected as the Siminovitch Prize Protégée by her mentor and dear friend Tara Beagan. Joelle’s plays include Frozen River (co-written by Carrie Costello and Michaela Washburn, world premiere set for spring 2022) and Niish (in development with Native Earth’s Animikiig Creator’s Unit and commissioned by the Blyth Festival).