Yvonne Wallace is Ucwalmicw from the Lil’wat Nation. She is a Liberal Arts graduate from Capilano University. Her enthusiasm for playwriting began while she worked at The Centre for Indigenous Theatre in Toronto. Later, she graduated with honours from the Theatre Acting program at Humber College. She has written three plays Smothered Sweetly, The Last Dance and utszan –her third and most personal body of work, in which she has translated one character’s text into her first language ucwalmicwts. The play received an outstanding merit from Capilano University for the performance presentation. The university invited Yvonne to remount the show during Truth and Reconciliation week in September 2018 in the BlueShore Financial Centre for the Performing Arts. She is delighted to be working with both Playwrights Theatre Centre and Native Earth Performing Arts and appreciates their support to help bring the story to the next draft.