Meegwun Fairbrother

Meegwun Fairbrother is Ojibway from Grassy Narrows First Nation. Meegwun was born in Toronto but has lived in many communities all over north-western Ontario. He has been a Traditional singer for 6 years and Men’s Northern Traditional dancer for 4.

In addition to his pow wow background, Meegwun is also an emerging actor, having graduated from the prestigious conservatory acting program at York University. Theatre credits include “The Bewitched,” directed by Nigel Shawn Williams as part of the Theatre at York season; “Pimooteewin” (The Journey), a Cree language opera, written by Tomson Highway and directed by Michael Greyeyes, which toured Northern Ontario; “1848”, directed by Erika Batdorf for Factory Theatre, which will be remounted for Luminato ’10: and “Creon”, directed by Vikki Anderson, for the Stone Circle Project as part of Toronto’s Summerworks Festival.

Meegwun provided the traditional singing for composer Phil Strong’s score of “Dance to the Berdashe,” a 5 channel video installation by artist/ director Kent Monkman, which was programmed at the Urban Shaman Gallery in Winnipeg and at the 2008 ImagiNATIVE Film Festival.

Upcoming projects include the world première of “Beyond Eden”, a co-production between Theatre Calgary and Playhouse Theatre Company, Vancouver, directed by Dennis Garnham which will be part of the Vancouver 2010 Cultural Olympiad.

Film roles include “Triptych” directed by Byron McKim, part of a six-part series for Bravo!, and the television pilot “Time Traveler” for APTN