Yolanda Bonnell is an emerging performer and playwright. She is of Ojibwe and South Asian descent and hails from Thunder Bay, Ontario where she participated in a large amount of community theatre, including writing, directing and stage managing as well as performing. Yolanda is a recent graduate of Humber’s theatre performance program and the recipient of the Barndt-Sweetman Award, Humber Theatre Award and the Mark Schoenberg Award. Yolanda also received the Board of Governors Achievement Award at convocation and is currently an administrative assistant at Native Earth Performing Arts.
Recent credits include, bug (The Girl/Manidoons – Weesageechak Begins to Dance 28 – Native Earth Performing Arts) For Humber: bug (Performer and Playwright), Approaching Zero (Theresa – Calm, Cool & Collective in collaboration with Humber Theatre as part of the Backspace Project with Theatre Passe Murraille), This Side of Heaven (Rose/Venus), The Fight (Performer), Twelfth Night (Sir Toby Belch) as well as workshop productions of Street Scene (with Diana Belshaw), Machinal (with Nancy Palk) and The Oresteia.
Coming up, in 2016 you can catch her as director of Plum BOMB by Bilal Baig at the Paprika Festival as well as an exciting project in March that’s TBA.