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
World Premiere

The Cultch Presents


A powerful new musical written and directed by Corey Payette

FEB 16–MAR 5
York Theatre
World Premiere

Urban Ink & Raven Theatre (Vancouver)
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.

Message from Heather Redfern — Why we programmed this show:

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Showtimes & Dates

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

Post-Show Talkback

FEB 21, 28: 7:30 PM

FEB 19, 26: 2:00 PM

Venue Location

York Theatre
639 Commercial Dr.
Vancouver, BC

Box office info

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 
Stewart Adam Mckensy 
Jeffrey Follis 

Creative Team:
Set Design: Anna Shearing
Costume Design: Alaia Hamer
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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