Sarah Petrescu / Times Colonist
Victoria theatre figures, helped by Manitoba filmmaker, shine light on remote Cree life
Francesca Albright was scanning the news when she came across a story about an unsolved murder of a Cree girl in a remote Manitoba community.
“I’d never heard of God’s Lake or knew much about fly-in First Nations reserves or ice roads,” said Albright, co-founder of Castlereigh Theatre Project, a Victoria theatre company that produces documentary-like plays with dialogue from real interviews.
This week, the company will stage and workshop God’s Lake, a four-person play that explores the mysterious death of Leah Anderson in 2013 and addresses safety issues for young women and girls in remote Indigenous communities.