Workshop presentation of new musical 'Children of God'

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KAMLOOPS - Western Canada Theatre, in partnership with Urban Ink and Raven Theatre, proudly presents a workshop production of the new musical Children of God, by Corey Payette, on Oct. 24, 26 and 28 at 7:30 p.m. at the Pavilion Theatre.

A musical about an Oji-Cree family whose children were sent to residential school. It examines how our past directly relates to our future and celebrates Indigenous peoples’ never-ending cultural spirit, which blends the traditional and the contemporary. From this new perspective, we can tell the stories of wounds that will not heal in the hope that by acknowledging these stories, we can move towards accepting the past.

Playwright and Urban Ink Artistic Director Corey Payette says, “It is essential to honour residential school survivors by sharing their history in order to make sure this never happens again.”

This is the third presentation of our third annual High-Wire Festival. This year we present three new plays-in-development, all featuring First Nations voices. At the readings and workshops, we welcome your feedback about what excites you about the projects, to help the playwrights as they shape the scripts further.

Children of God. A new musical by Corey Payette.

Featuring: Michelle Bardach: Julia, Herbie Barns: Tom, Raes Calvert: Wilson, Cathy Elliot: Rita, Kim Harvey: Joanne, Jennifer Lines: Sister Bernadette, Micheal Querin: Brother Christopher, Aaron Wells: Vincent, Arlie Worthing: Elizabeth.

Artistic Personnel: Corey Payette: Director / Playwright, Marshall McMahen: Production Designer, Julie McIsaac: Musical Director, Sybille Pearson: Dramaturg, Brittany Ryan: Design Assistant, Kate Declerck: General Manager/ Production Manager, Skylar Nakazawa: Stage Manager, Elliot Vaughan: Viola and Awo'kwejit jewelry by Cathy Elliott.

Workshop Presentations
Oct. 24, 26 and 28, 7:30 p.m., Pavilion Theatre, 1025 Lorne St.
Tickets: $15

Presented in collaboration with English Theatre at Canada’s National Arts Centre.

This year’s High-Wire Festival is presented with the support of Tk'emlúps te Secwepemc.

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