Katey Wattam – Director of Indigenous Perspectives

514-842-7954, ext. 127 

Katey Wattam (she/they) is a director and helper of mixed English, Irish, and Anishinaabe ancestry. With familial ties to the Lake Nipissing region in Ontario, she was born and raised in Tkaronto/Toronto and currently has roots in Tio’tiá:ke/Mooniyaang/Montréal. 

Katey's direction has spanned Turtle Island, where she is particularly drawn to stories that resonate with her ways of knowing. Recently, she directed The Unplugging at Great Canadian Theatre Company, supported Bad Roads at Crow’s Theatre and The Flood at Imago Theatre as a Trauma-Informed Theatre Consultant, and mentored in Black Theatre Workshop’s Artists Mentorship program in Tio’tiá:ke/Mooniyaang/Montréal and Why Not Theatre’s ThisGen Fellowship.  

 A registered social worker, she holds a Master’s in Social Work with a specialization in Indigenous Trauma and Resiliency from the University of Toronto. Katey offers trauma-informed, wholistic, human-centered therapeutic care through Weaving Wellness Centre.  She is deeply committed to supporting Indigenous and 2SLGBTQQIA+ adults, youth, and communities, as well as those grappling with intergenerational, complex, and developmental trauma. 

Her approach—rooted in the body—is guided by her own blood memory and how it attunes with others to uncover ancestral knowledge to reclaim and decolonize bodies, minds, and spaces.  

Advocating for the synergy of art and wholisitc health, she specializes in trauma-informed theatre practices through an Indigenous lens, offering mentorship and consultation to theatre artists to foster care-centered processes and organizational shifts. 


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