Aaluk Edwardson has been performing on stage since she was five years old.
She was a talkative and boisterous little girl offstage, often being told to be quiet. Stage became a place she could feel, say and do things she was discouraged from doing or afraid to do in real life. She was hooked. Since then, she's performed classical work, new plays, experimental theater, dance theater, period plays and in film.
In addition to acting, Aaluk has directed, sang, recited poetry and supported productions backstage. She is most drawn to performance with a social consciousness. Performance that isn't afraid to explore the evolving boundaries between normal and bizarre. Theater that explores the infinitely perplexing nature of human emotion. Art that continually questions the nature of existence itself.
This gallery highlights Aaluk's acting and directing experience. Additional experience is listed below and in her CV linked at the bottom of this page.
ATTA is play about adapting to real-time cultural and environmental impacts of colonization and climate change in the Arctic told through two interwoven storylines.
The first is set in the present day on the ice during the spring whaling season off the coast of Utqiaġvik, Alaska. The second is set the night when Nuliauk, the Iñupiaq Goddess of the Sea, is kidnapped by cursed whaling captain turned ravenous birdman, Kuvit.The story culminates with the merging of both stories at the bottom of the Arctic Ocean.
WATCH ATTA 2019 by clicking here.
READ more about it by clicking here.
MOLLY OF DENALI
Aaluk Edwardson was selected as a PBS/WGBH Molly of Denali Writing Fellow in November of 2018.
She is proud to be a writer for the first nationally-televised children's animation show staring an indigenous lead character, and a spunky go-getter at that! We'll post more information on our produced episodes with the show as it comes available.
POETRY FOR HEALING
I am honored to have a poem published in this anthology for teen survivors of sexual violence. There isn't anything else out there like this for adolescents yet sexual violence is something many middle and high school students have experience with.