an ARTICLE 11 and Downstage production
On-Demand on FringeTV from March 25 – April 4
“My name is Lila and I am a proud Blackfoot woman. What I am doing is illegal.”
So begins Deer Woman, a solo-warrior-woman story of righteous vengeance created by ARTICLE 11. Written by Tara Beagan, directed and designed by Andy Moro, sound design collaboration with Luca Caruso-Moro, with original songs by Lacey Hill, performed by actor and activist Cherish Violet Blood.
Deer Woman tells the story of a young, missing and murdered girl in a country where over 1,600 Indigenous women and girls are officially recognised as being missing or murdered.
Lila, one missing girl’s big sister, refuses to stand idly by. She is the daughter of a hunter who taught her all he knew. She’s ex-army, too. When circumstances converge, Lila finds the perfect opportunity to avenge her baby sister’s murder while exercising the skills taught by the Canadian government.
Deer Woman premiered at Tawata Productions’ Kia Mau festival in Wellington, Aotearoa (NZ) in June of 2018. The season ran in the Propellor Stage at BATS Theatre. Deer Woman was hailed as a highlight of the 2019 Sydney Festival, playing at Carriageworks to sold-out houses.
CONTENT ADVISORY: Deer Woman contains extreme, graphic, historical and contemporary violence, disturbing content and descriptions of sexual violence. Restricted to ages 16+
Deer Woman is made possible by the following artists: Tara Beagan, Andy Moro, Cherish Violet Blood, Lacy Hill, Luca Caruso-Moro, Imajyn Cardinal, Michelle Thrush, Caitlyn Pantherbone, Davey Jerry, Aldona B. Creative, Clare Preuss, Danielle Whyte, and Joel David Taylor
Photo Credit: Prudence Upton
Captioned and ASL Interpreted.