Children of God: A New Musical by Corey Payette
Children of God celebrated its world premiere in Vancouver, BC at the York Theatre May 17 – June 3, 2017. After a very successful run in Vancouver, the production traveled to Ottawa, ON to be mounted on the mainstage Theatre at the National Arts Centre June 7 – 18, 2017.
An Urban Ink (Vancouver) Production in collaboration with NAC English Theatre, in association with Raven Theatre (Vancouver) / The Cultch (Vancouver)
“I saw this production in Kamloops on the third night of a small festival season presented by the Western Canadian Theatre Company. I’m sure they could have sold out three times for the number of people clamouring to get in, all after word of mouth had spread from the first two nights about this powerful musical by Oji-Cree writer Corey Payette. I knew after the first scene that it was destined for Canada’s stage.” ~ Jillian Keiley, Artistic director, NAC English Theatre
“Every once in a while someone as special as Corey Payette comes along with a project as special as this. Children of God was developed as part of The Collaborations because it was so extraordinary, passionate and beautiful.” ~ Sarah Garton Stanley, Associate Artistic Director, NAC English Theatre
“Children of God is must-see theatre for Canadians.” ~ GLOBE AND MAIL
Local REVIEWS were shared on our Facebook page.
OTTAWA PRODUCTION: JUNE 7 – 18, 2017
June 9: 7:30pm Opening night
June 10, 13 – 17: 7:30pm Evening shows
June 10, 17, 18: 2pm Afternoon matinéesBonus:Talkback after shows on June 14 & 15Tickets available through the NAC: nac-can.ca
Contains swearing, sexual content, and haze.
Due to the triggering content of the performance, Emotional Support Workers will be available to provide support to audience members who may require it.
The CHILDREN OF GOD Study Guide is HERE. It provides information for educators or group leaders about the production’s content, themes, related terminology, and possible discussion or project topics. [Due to the sensitive nature of the content, we would recommend this production for ages 14+, with parental or adult accompaniment, but the Study Guide could be used with younger children to spark discussions around residential schools.]
To view the show’s program, click here.
For details about the May 17 – June 3, 2017 world premiere at the York Theatre in Vancouver, BC see this page.
Producer – Christie Watson
Production Manager – Adrian Muir
Head of Wardrobe – Darryl Milot
Props Master – Carol Macdonald
Sound Board Operator – Kyra Soko
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