Photo from our last day of rehearsal in the Chief Louis Cultural Centre (former Kamloops Residential School) Dale Eagles Photo.

Children of God | First Audience Tonight!

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Photo from our last day of rehearsal hall in the Chief Louis Cultural Centre (former Kamloops Residential School) Dale Eagles Photo.

Urban Ink in partnership with Western Canada Theatre and Raven Theatre, in collaboration with Canada’s National Arts Centre English Theatre and in association with Tk’emlúps te Secwe̓pemc proudly presents a workshop production of CHILDREN OF GOD a new musical, by Corey Payette, on October 24, 26 and 28 at 7:30pm at the Pavilion Theatre, Kamloops, BC.

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.

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

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

Workshop Presentations – October 24, 26 & 28, 7:30pm – Pavilion Theatre

Tickets: $15
For tickets, please visit the Kamloops Live Box Office

The workshop production has been rehearsed in the Chief Louis Cultural Centre, which was formerly a residential school. This past Tuesday, the Company had the opportunity to give an invited first performance for the Tk’emlúps te Secwe̓pemc community and Centre staff. Following the performance, the staff thanked the company for their work in the space and gave blessings to the work moving forward.

Have a listen to this story on CBC Radio Canada to learn more. We hope to see you there!

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