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Matthews (Cree) is a director, playwright, and actor.
In 2007, she performed the role of Laertes in a production of
Margaret Atwood's The Penelopiad at the Swan Theatre in
Stratford-upon-Avon, England. Her documentary A Shot in the
Dark, on the murder of activist Dudley George, screened in
the 2006 imagineNATIVE Film Festival. Her film Only the Devil
Speaks Cree won the Best Live Short at the American Indian
Film Festival in San Francisco in 2002 and the Audience Award
for Best Short Film at the 2002 Native American Film and Television
Alliance Film Festival in Los Angeles. Her plays include the one-woman
comedy The Virgin Sister Brigette Regina Virginia Frigid Explains
It All For You, which she performed at the 2000 Riddu Riddu
Festival in Norway. Matthews has worked as a programmer for the
Reel World Film Festival and was the festival director for the
10th Annual Festival of New Native Plays and Playwrights in 1996.
She played Caroline in Tim Southam's 2006 Canadian television
movie One Dead Indian, and has appeared in television shows
such as The Rez and North of 60. Matthews won James
Buller Award for Female Performer of the Year for her North
of 60 guest starring role as the Suzie Muskrat in 1996. She
attended the Lincoln Center's Director's Lab, and completed her
studies in Toronto, Ontario, receiving a BFA from Ryerson Polytechnic
University and an MFA in Film Production from York University.
Matthews grew up in Sachigo Lake, Ontario.
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