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.