Jo MacDonald is Anishinaabe, a budding beader, awesome scrunchie maker, playwright, short film creator and a member of Prairie Theatre Exchange’s Emerging Playwrights Unit. She created Winn Nipi for PTE's Winnipeg Stories Safe at Home, Manitoba Project. Her play, Neechie-itas, won the Native American New Play contest and premiered in Oklahoma (Oklahoma Indigenous Theatre Co.). Other works include Mother’s Little Secret (Winnipeg Fringe), OUR HOME & native land (Sarasvati Productions), Songide’ewin (Sarasvati Productions), and four radio plays (Manitoba Theatre Projects). She is currently editing to death her latest comedy, Land Claim, adapting Neechie-itas into a screenplay, and filming Nimaamaa Mitig/Mother Tree, a short animation.