Waawaate Fobister - is an actor, dancer, playwright, choreographer, instructor, and a producer, currently residing in Winnipeg. A proud Anishnaabe from Grassy Narrows First Nation. He’s a recipient of two Dora awards for outstanding actor and play for Agokwe, Humber College outstanding actor, Mark S. Bonham Centre award from University of Toronto for his work. He also has many nominations, including Ontario Premiers' Award, K.M Hunter Award and Sterling Award - Edmonton.
He trained and studied Theatre Arts – Performance at Humber College, Indigenous Dance at Banff Centre for the Arts, Summer School Intensives at Toronto Dance Theatre, Intensives at Centre for Indigenous Theatre and Kahawi Dance Theatre. He has performed in many major theatre companies across Canada. His work and research has taken him to many places as an artist, Japan, UK, and many coasts across Turtle Island.
His work and his writings have been published, he was also a playwright- in-residency at Native Earth Performing Arts - Toronto and Magnus Theatre - Thunder Bay. Waawaate also choreographed a musical in Prince Edward Island where Prince William and Princess Kate came to watch and he met both in front of large crowds. He is currently working on a new solo performance called Omaagomaan about the mercury poisoning in Grassy Narrows. Omaagomaan had a creation residency at the Banff Centre for the Arts and plans for a world premiere in September 2019 in Winnipeg, Mb.