Columpa Bobb

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Columpa Bobb
Born 1971
Occupation Photographer, actress, playwright, poet, teacher

Columpa C. Bobb (born 1971) is a Canadian photographer, actress, playwright, poet and teacher of Coastal Salish descent. She has been performing, writing plays, and teaching for 20 years.

She has written over a dozen plays that have been produced across Canada and overseas including Jumping Mouse (co-written with Marion deVries), a play for young audiences, was nominated for a Dora Mavor Moore Award and a James Buller Award. Bobb is most recognized for the role of Mary Cook on the CBC Television show North of 60 and guest roles on the short lived series The Rez. In 1997 she won a Jessie Richardson Theatre Award for Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role for her work in Firehall Theatre's production of Drew Hayden Taylor's Only Drunks and Children Tell the Truth.

She was a cultural instructor and faculty member of the Centre for Indigenous Theatre in Toronto. She is currently the Program Director and instructor, teaching classes for the Aboriginal Arts Training & Mentorship Program at the Manitoba Theatre for Young People in Winnipeg, Manitoba where she resides. The program serves about 325 students per year and is free of charge to all participants. Columpa is also an instructor for the Circus and Magic Partnership (CAMP) program through the Winnipeg International Children's Festival.

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Bobb is the daughter of poet and writer Lee Maracle and the great-granddaughter of actor Chief Dan George.

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