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Sir Curtis Kirby III Helps Youth See a Future Through Theater

By Kate McDonald

Sir Curtis Kirby III is an Ojibwe/African-American artist who lives in Saint Paul. Kirby is the Director of the IkidowinYouth Theater Ensemble and has directed We will do it for the Water, Everything is a Circle and BeishigoAsemaa.  Kirby was the Assistant Director for Pangea World Theater’s Five Weeks and Sabra Falling.  This year, he has been awarded a fellowship in directing with Pangea World Theater. 

Sir Curtis Kirby III is a featured artist in the June 2019 event,Art Is…CreativeNativeResilience. At this event, Marcie Rendon brings together three Anishinabe artists to perform contemporary artistic works in a showcase of the collective resilience of who we are as a people. Jada Brown sings her heart out. Andrea Fairbanks dances and moves about the lifeforce of our language over attempts to destroy us. Sir Curtis Kirby III brings his directing skills, along with the Ikidowin Youth Theater Ensemble. 

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Special Thanks: Indigenous Peoples Task Force 
Production Team: Kate McDonald, Ryan Klabunde, Brennan Vance, Johnny Hagen, Joe Demko.

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