Debbie Courchene – Associate Sound Designer

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Debbie Courchene – Associate Sound Designer

The Seventh Fire - Associate Sound Designer and Technical Director

Debbie Courchene is an Anishinaabe ikwe storyteller with family ties to Sagkeeng Nation and Rolling River, Manitoba. She is an active member in numerous Indigenous communities, and has spent a decade living and working in several provinces throughout Canada. As a storyteller, Debbie aims to empower other Indigenous people to stand tall in expressing their experiences while navigating the complex cultural and political interactions between Canada and Indigenous Peoples. She aims to support the innovation of Indigenous storytelling by focusing on the joy and celebration of Indigenous experiences. She expresses advocacy by creating inclusive, and informative spaces for people in the Arts, and has shown passion for creating spaces that include Indigenous, Black, POC and LGBTQ2 communities. Recent works include producing IndigE-girl Comedy Fest, a Indigenous lead comedy workshop aimed to hone the skills of comedy for Indigenous women. She has produced works for National Arts Centre & Delinquent Theatre called Auntie in da Woods, and has worked as a Technical Director for Radical Art Systems (Moment of Isolation), Delinquent Theatre (Seventh Fire – by Lisa C. Ravensbergen),  Boca Del Lupo (Iron Peggy – by Marie Claments), Rumble Theatre (Tremors 2018, 2020), Vancouver Moving Theatre (Weaving Reconciliation: Our Way – By Renae Morriseau).

Debbie Courchene – Associate Sound Designer

The Seventh Fire - Associate Sound Designer and Technical Director

Debbie Courchene is an Anishinaabe ikwe storyteller with family ties to Sagkeeng Nation and Rolling River, Manitoba. She is an active member in numerous Indigenous communities, and has spent a decade living and working in several provinces throughout Canada. As a storyteller, Debbie aims to empower other Indigenous people to stand tall in expressing their experiences while navigating the complex cultural and political interactions between Canada and Indigenous Peoples. She aims to support the innovation of Indigenous storytelling by focusing on the joy and celebration of Indigenous experiences. She expresses advocacy by creating inclusive, and informative spaces for people in the Arts, and has shown passion for creating spaces that include Indigenous, Black, POC and LGBTQ2 communities. Recent works include producing IndigE-girl Comedy Fest, a Indigenous lead comedy workshop aimed to hone the skills of comedy for Indigenous women. She has produced works for National Arts Centre & Delinquent Theatre called Auntie in da Woods, and has worked as a Technical Director for Radical Art Systems (Moment of Isolation), Delinquent Theatre (Seventh Fire – by Lisa C. Ravensbergen),  Boca Del Lupo (Iron Peggy – by Marie Claments), Rumble Theatre (Tremors 2018, 2020), Vancouver Moving Theatre (Weaving Reconciliation: Our Way – By Renae Morriseau).