Starwalker a musical by Corey Payette,
Model Dillan Chiblow, Art Direction Andrea Tetrault;
Photo by Matt Barnes
Starwalker a musical by Corey Payette, Model Dillan Chiblow, Art Direction Andrea Tetrault; Photo by Matt Barnes
FEB 16–MAR 5 | York Theatre
The Cultch Presents
A powerful new musical written and directed by Corey Payette
FEB 16–MAR 5
Urban Ink & Raven Theatre (Vancouver)
In association with Musical Stage Company (Toronto)
A Musical by Corey Payette
The story follows Starwalker, an Indigi-Queer Two-Spirit drag queen learning the ropes of the East Van Drag community. When Starwalker is introduced to Drag at the House of Borealis, their whole world changes, introducing them to a home they never knew they needed, creating a new persona that blends their grounded Indigenous cultural spirit with drag performance, resulting in an empowering and celebratory experience that only tearing down the patriarchy can provide. Payette’s pop/rock music, paired with pulsing drums, sets the perfect musical scene for this modern-day love story.
Musical Stage Company (Toronto) commissioned this new musical giving Payette a blank canvas to create his work. This musical tackles issues of identity, strength, and resilience and is sure to leave audiences inspired.
$15 tickets are available for self-identifying Indigenous patrons. Use promo code: INDIGENOUS
FEB 16: 7:30 PM – Preview
FEB 17: 7:30 PM – Opening
FEB 18, 21–25, 28: 7:30 PM
MAR 1–4: 7:30 PM
FEB 19, 25–26: 2:00 PM
MAR 4–5: 2:00 PM
FEB 21, 28: 7:30 PM
FEB 19, 26: 2:00 PM
639 Commercial Dr.
1895 Venables St.
Mon to Fri: 12–6PM, Sat 12-4
and 1 hour prior to all performances
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An Urban Ink & Raven Theatre Co-production in association with The Musical Stage Company
Commissioned by: The Musical Stage Company and The Aubrey & Marla Dan Fund for New Musicals
Developed in partnership with: Urban Ink, Raven Theatre, & The Musical Stage Company
Book/Music/Lyrics and Directed by Corey Payette
Choreography by Ralph Escamillan
Music Direction by Sean Bayntun
Dillan Chiblow as Starwalker
Stewart Adam McKensy as Mother
Jeffrey Follis as Levi
Featuring: Jesse Alvarez, Ryan Maschke, Connor Parnall, Ralph Escamillan, and August Elzinga
Set Design: Anna Shearing
Costume Design: Alaia Hamer
Stage Management: Melanie Thompson
Lighting Design: Jonathan Kim
Sound Design: Bradley Danyluk
Producer: Fabian Aspell Morales
Assistant Choreographer: Ross Wirtanen
In Development: STARWALKER, a new musical by Corey Payette
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