Little Red Warrior & His Lawyer

A wickedly funny trickster land claim fable by Kevin Loring

In this wickedly funny satire about power, politics, and procreation, Little Red Warrior is the last remaining member of the Little Red Warrior First Nation. One day he discovers the development company Smith, Smyth and Goldsmithe has begun construction on his ancestral lands. In a fit of rage, he attacks one of their engineers, gets arrested and lands in jail. After Larry, his court-appointed lawyer bails him out, he has nowhere to live. Much to the dismay of his wife Desdemona, Larry invites Little Red Warrior to stay.But when you invite a coyote into your coop, he might just walk away with all the chickens.

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Little Red Warrior at the Cultch, March 2025

Kevin Loring


A member of the Nlaka’pamux Nation from the Lytton First Nation in British Columbia, Kevin is an award-winning Actor, Playwright and Producer.


His first published play, Where the Blood Mixes has been nominated for numerous awards across the country winning three Jessie Richardson awards for theatre in Vancouver and the 2009 Governor General’s Literary Award for Drama. He was a Playwright in Residence at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa in 2010, as well as a company member of the National Arts Centre English Theatre Acting Company. Kevin played the villainous ‘Edmund’ in the National Arts Centre’s production of King Lear, featuring a cast of aboriginal actors.


Kevin is a graduate of Studio 58, Langara College’s professional Theatre training program, and is a senior member of Margo Kane’s Full Circle: First Nations Performance Ensemble. In 2008 he co-wrote, co-produced and co-hosted the feature-length Documentary, Canyon War: The Untold Story, which won top prizes at the Houston International Film and Video Festival and The New York Independent Film and Video Festival. In 2017 he became the first Artistic Director of Indigenous Theatre at the National Arts Centre of Canada in Ottawa.

  • Loring’s seductive, subversive comedy provides another necessary nudge to our shifting perspective on this country of ours. As Little Red Warrior says, ‘O Canada, our home on Native land.

    - Jerry Wasserman,

  • I was grinning my face off

    - Colin Thomas, Vancouver Theatre Critic

Cast & Creative Team

Kevin Loring

Sam Bob as Little Red Warrior
Shekhar Paleja as Larry
Luisa Jojic as Desdemona
Kevin McNulty as Floyd
Nick Miami Benz as Lizzy

John Doucet

Jeff Harrison

Samantha McCue

Troy Slocum

Tai Amy Grauman

Angela Beaulieu

Becca Jorgensen (Victoria)
Koh Lauren Quan (Vancouver)

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Production History

Little Red Warrior and His Lawyer was first commissioned by Studio 58 (Artistic Director, Kathryn Shaw). Later drafts were commissioned by Western Canada Theatre and Savage Society.

      The Cultch, York Theatre (Vancouver), March 6 – 16


      Theatre Calgary, January 31 – February 19

      National Arts Centre Indigenous Theatre (Ottawa) – May 18 – 27

2022 – World Premiere
      Belfry Theatre (Victoria), February 8 – 27
      York Theatre (Vancouver), March 3 – 13

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      Workshop presentation at the Massey Theatre (New Westminster) and the Talking Stick Festival in Vancouver.

March 24, 2001 – Premieres at Studio 58, Langara College

       Little Red Warrior – Stuart Pierre
       Larry – Corey Turner
       Desdemona – Sonja Bennett
       Floyd – David Richmond-Peck
       Director – Michael McLaughlin
       Stage Manager – Lisa Phillipe
       Set Designer – Craig Hall
       Costume Designer – Tyler Tone
       Lighting Designer – Shaun August
       Dramaturge – Alex Poch-Goldin, Aaron Bushkowsky
       Production Manager – Carol Chrisjohn
       Technical Director – Bruce Kennedy

A Savage Society and Belfry co-production in association with NAC Indigenous Theatre

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