Marty Strenczewilk (Writers Group) is an Ojibwe theatre artist. He is the Managing Director of Creative Nations, which is an all-indigenous lead arts collective based at the Dairy Arts Center that that creates a home for indigenous art to be created and shared. After falling in love with theatre in his early years in college, he spent more than a decade working in many different capacities in theatre. Favorites include co-founding an off-off Broadway theatre company that focused on creating sustainable productions of new plays; touring Europe with Trisha Brown Dance as the lead carpenter; writing and performing slam poetry at many of the fabled NYC poetry cafes; choreographing for an anniversary show in remembrance of 9/11; traveling all over the country performing and stage managing for “Tony & Tina’s Wedding;” acting, singing, dancing and playing trumpet for the first staged production of Kurt Vonnegut’s “Cat’s Cradle.” He has an undergraduate degree in Theatre from SUNY Buffalo and has studied at many prestigious schools of theatre & dance, including The Barrow Group, Broadway Dance Center, Alvin Ailey, HB Studio, and Joffrey Ballet. Much of his storytelling is influenced by his Ojibwe roots and upbringing. He is a member of the Sault Tribe, based in the U.P. Michigan, and currently resides in Boulder, Colorado with his family.