Children of God (2014)

Children of God, a new musical by Corey Payette 

Staged Read­ing at the Revue Stage on Granville Island Novem­ber 8th, 2014 at 8pm — by Donation.

Devel­oped in part­ner­ship with Raven The­atre, Urban Ink, Arts Club Theatre’s ReACT Fes­ti­val, Full Cir­cle: First Nations Per­for­mance, and in col­lab­o­ra­tion with Eng­lish The­atre at Canada’s Nation­al Arts Centre.

Chil­dren of God is a musi­cal about an Oji-cree fam­i­ly whose chil­dren were sent to res­i­den­tial school. It takes place in two time peri­ods twen­ty years apart, and exam­ines how the effects of our past are direct­ly relat­ed to our future. This play was writ­ten as a cel­e­bra­tion of Indige­nous peo­ples’ nev­er-end­ing cul­tur­al spir­it that blends the tra­di­tion­al and the con­tem­po­rary, pro­vid­ing a new per­spec­tive to this sto­ry. It shares in what was lost, and the pain and anger that still exists in many fam­i­lies from wounds that will not heal. Hope­ful­ly, by acknowl­edg­ing these sto­ries we can move toward accept­ing the past.

Cast includes: Margo Kane, Kevin Loring, Josue Laboucane, Arlie Worthing, Quelemia Sparrow, Kim Harvey, Aaron Wells, Jennifer Lines, and Micheal Querin.
Director: Allison Grant, Dramaturg: Sybille Pearson, Musical Director: Steven Greenfield, Stage Manager: Jan Hodgson