Inspired by the mysterious death of a young Cree woman, God’s Lake is an original work of documentary theatre that addresses the issue of safety for young Indigenous women and girls living on isolated First Nation reserves.
This workshop production stages the lived experiences of people from the fly-in community of God’s Lake Narrows, Manitoba. The play uses the words of real people, verbatim from interviews conducted over six months in 2017 in the community. God’s Lake is a collaboration between playwright Francesca Albright and award-winning filmmaker Kevin Lee Burton. Directed by Atomic Vaudeville's Britt Small.
Dramaturgy by Gordon Pengilly. Production Design by James Insell. Projection Design by Guy Segal. Lighting Design by R.J. Peters.
Featuring: Nick Benz, Nyla Carpentier, Taran Kootenhayoo and Erica Wilson.
About KEVIN LEE BURTON
Co-creator of GOD'S LAKE Kevin Lee Burton (Swampy Cree) is an award-winning director. His experimental film Nikamowin (Song) received the Best Experimental and Best Indigenous Language Production awards at the ImagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival in Toronto and went on to be named as part of the Toronto International Film Festival Group’s Top 10 list. Kevin has worked with the National Film Board of Canada; creating his short documentary film, Writing the Land, and co-creating Gods Lake Narrows Interactive which won a Webby award. Kevin was listed as Canada’s Top 20 to watch by the Victoria Film Festival in 2008. Kevin has worked as program assistant for the Native and Indigenous Initiative at the Sundance Institute in Beverly Hills, California. He is also a founding member of the ITWĒ and Mamaweyas Collectives. Trained at an all-Aboriginal training Program (Indigenous Independent Digital Filmmaking Program) in North Vancouver, British Columbia, Kevin has been carving a niche in working with his ancestral language, Cree. Kevin is originally from God's Lake Narrows First Nation in Manitoba, Canada. Click here to view God's Lake Narrows Interactive for the National Film Board.
Images by Naomi Devine Photography