Inciting intersectionality and intercultural theatre in Vancouver and beyond.

The Road Forward

Created and directed by Marie Clements

...three magnificent divas--[Jennifer] Kreisberg, Cheri Maracle, and Michelle St. John...combined fierceness and vocal power [to] quite literally "take [our] words away" (to paraphrase the song...)...a powerful experience... 
Peter Dickinson - Performance, Place and Politics

3_divas.jpgThe Three Divas: (L-R) Cheri Maracle, Jennifer Kreisberg, Michelle St. John


...a powerful wall of sound and fury. The band is kicking it and [the] girls are bringing it.
The show looks slick... OutTV 

February 5-7, 2015 at the York Theatre, Vancouver, BC

Premiere production | Produced by red diva projects in association with Visceral Visions

Presented with the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival, The Cultch and Touchstone Theatre

Visceral Visions proudly co-produced the premiere of Marie Clements's ravishing Aboriginal blues-rock multimedia musical at the 2015 PuSh Festival, featuring 17 top Aboriginal performers. Inspired by decades of activism chronicled in The Native Voice, a newspaper published by Canada's oldest active Aboriginal organization, the Native Brotherhood (and Sisterhood) of British Columbia, The Road Forward is also a moving tribute to the Indigenous women who disappeared along the Highway of Tears.

Marie Clements, Writer / Director / Producer Ronnie.jpg

Jennifer Kreisberg, Lead Composer / Musical Director 

Wayne Lavallee, Guest Composer / Band Leader

Valerie Sing Turner, Assistant Director / Producer

Samira Rose, Stage Manager

Connie Watts, Set Design

Paul Armstrong, Lighting Design

Jamie Griffiths, Multimedia Design

Rob Scharein, 3D Specialist


Jennifer Kreisberg, Vocals

Michelle St. John, Vocals

Cheri Maracle, Vocals

Wayne Lavallee, Guitar / Vocals

Murray Porter, Keyboard / Vocals

Ronnie Dean Harris, Guest Composer / Vocals

Richard Brown, Drummer / Vocals

Shakti Hayes, Bass Guitar / Vocals

Russell Wallace, Vocals

JJ Lavallee, Guitar / Fiddle / Vocals

Corey Payette, Vocals

Nyla Carpentier, Dancer

Latash Maurice Nahanee, Contributing Composer / Vocals / Cultural Advisor

Delhia Nahanee, Contributing Composer / Vocals / Cultural Advisor

Amanda Nahanee, Vocals

Marissa Nahanee, Vocals

Wakinyan RedShirt, Vocals

 Nila.jpgNyla Above: Nyla Carpentier, Dancer, and The Road Forward company (Photo credit: Tim Matheson) 

Image, centre page: Ronnie Dean Harris (Photo credit: Tim Matheson)