Based on the true-life events of Canada's national artist Emily Carr, this new immersive work follows young Carr as she ventures deep into the forests of British Columbia, in hopes of burying a family secret.
From the show:
Based on the true-life events of Canada's national artist Emily Carr, our play ‘Among the Cedars’ follows young Carr as she ventures deep into the thick forests of British Columbia, landing amongst the indigenous Kwakwaka'wakw Nation, in hopes of burying a traumatic family secret. It was in this home away from home that Carr developed as an artist and created the pieces that would eventually make her the celebrated figure she is today. The play explores themes of roots, self-discovery, and ultimately the question, "What is the line between artistic cultural inspiration, and artistic cultural appropriation?"