God’s LakeCastlereigh Theatre Project
A Professional Premiere. God’s Lake is an original work of documentary theatre about the strength and resilience of the people in the remote fly-in reserve of God’s Lake Narrows, Manitoba, following traumatic events of unresolved justice and a complex and challenging past. A rare glimpse into the lived reality of this community is told verbatim from interviews conducted with its members over six months in 2017.
God’s Lake is a collaboration between playwright Francesca Albright and award-winning Swampy Cree filmmaker Kevin Lee Burton. Directed by Atomic Vaudeville’s Britt Small. Using an original live score by Ziibiwan + Melody McKiver, heightened physicality, and stunning visual imagery, God’s Lake offers a unique opportunity to witness the complex issues facing people living in a remote community and provides an understanding for those who might have no comprehension of the reserve system, let alone what it’s like to live on a remote First Nations reserve.
Co-created by Francesca Albright & Kevin Lee Burton
Directed by Britt Small
Composition by Ziibiwan + Melody McKiver
Dramaturgy by Gordon Pengilly
Set Design by James Insell
Costume Design by Carmen Thompson
Choreography Collaboration by Starr Muranko
Projection Design by Astros Media
Lighting Design/Technical Direction by R.J. Peters
Projection Technician Maia Crockett
Stage Managed by Jethelo Espaldon Cabilete
Cultural & Spiritual Support by Lyle John
Performed by: Aqqalu, Nick Benz, Ashley Cook and Erica Wilson
About the company:
Castlereigh Theatre Project Society is a professional theatre company in Victoria, British Columbia, dedicated to the research, creation and production of new documentary theatre: fact-based plays built on real life accounts and storytelling that explore and investigate current and universal themes.
This show has been supported by Canada Council for the Arts, British Columbia Arts Council, Province of British Columbia, CRD Arts Development Service.
Media sponsor: used.ca
Photo credits: Naomi Devine Photography (top) and Ziibiwan Mahgagahbow (bottom)