Children of God at the Segal Centre (Montreal)
Created by Corey Payette; Directed by Corey Payette | Associate Director Julie McIsaac
This year marks Julie’s fourth season with the groundbreaking musical Children of God, the story of an Oji-Cree family whose children are taken away to a residential school in Northern Ontario. A haunting story of redemption for a mother who was never let past the school’s gate, and for her kids, who never knew she came; Children of God offers a thrilling blend of ancient traditions and contemporary realities, celebrating resilience and the power of the Indigenous cultural spirit.
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Amis francophones et francophiles! On jase théâtre, littérature et des merveilleuses marionnettes aquatiques… Little Women et Sedna. Radio-Canada Phare Ouest – Audio fil du lundi 3 décembre (écoutez)
Little Women at the Chemainus Theatre Festival
From the novel by Louisa M. Alcott; Book & Lyrics by Mark DuMez; Music & Lyrics by Jim Hodgkinson | Directed by Julie McIsaac
Having originated the role of Meg in the Chemainus premiere of Little Women in 2005, Julie returns to direct this beloved family musical, asking herself what our responsibility is, in telling Jo’s story here and now, 150 years after the publication of Alcott’s novel.
Onstage at the Chemainus Theatre Festival November 16 – December 30, 2018.
Sedna at the Caravan Farm Theatre
Created by Reneltta Arluk, Marshall McMahen & Corey Payette; Music by Corey Payette; Directed by Corey Payette | Music Director Julie McIsaac
Reuniting with Urban Ink and frequent collaborators Marshall McMahen and Corey Payette, Julie returns to the Caravan Farm Theatre as Music Director of Sedna, a spectacular retelling of the Inuit story of the Goddess of the Arctic, told with music, mask, and magnificent large-scale puppets.
The world’s only horse-drawn winter sleigh ride theatre experience, Dec 11 – 31, 2018.
WINNER OF THE PTC FRINGE NEW PLAY PRIZE, GEORGIA STRAIGHT CRITICS’ CHOICE AWARD, VOLUNTEER CHOICE AWARD and PICK OF THE FRINGE
Poly Queer Love Ballad at the 2018 Vancouver Fringe Festival
By Anais West and Sara Vickruck | Directed by Julie McIsaac
September 7th – 16th, 2018 | The Revue Stage
September 22nd, 2018 | Performance Works
An intimate, edgy new musical, merging slam poetry with catchy pop-folk tunes. Nina, a polyamorous bisexual poet, meets Gabbie, a monogamous lesbian songwriter, at Cafe Deux Soleil. With two microphones, a loop pedal, and array of instruments, they struggle to reconcile their fierce mutual attraction with their opposing perspectives on love.
“Under Julie McIsaac’s direction, West is the grounded anchor to Vickruck’s frisky puppy; both are thoroughly charming. Go see this and make it the hit it deserves to be.” ~Kathleen Oliver, The Georgia Straight (read the full review here)
“this show feels like it’s making up its own rules as it goes along—and that’s a beautiful thing . . . the tenderness and rapture of this story made me weep big, nostalgic tears.” ~Colin Thomas, colinthomas.ca (read the full review here)
“Under Julie McIsaac’s expert direction, the two women weave in and out, and seamlessly blend their poetry and music to create something new, unique and exciting . . . re-defining what is possible within the genre.” ~Lillian Jasper, Two Cents & Two Pence (read the full review here)
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