Taran Kootenhayoo (he/him) is a Denesułįné and Stoney Nakoda multi-disciplinary artist from Treaty 6 territory in Alberta. He currently pays rent in Vancouver on the unceded and unsurrendered territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh peoples.
He has written and co-written over six plays & one screenplay since graduating from Capilano University’s Acting for Stage and Screen program in 2015. He is signed with Premiere Talent Management and is a member of Full Circle’s First Nation Performance Ensemble. Taran has been awarded ‘Star to Watch’ at the Whistler Film Festival (2018) and also the ‘Sam Payne’s Most Promising Newcomer’ award at the Jessie Theatre Awards (2019).