One hundred and thirty-three years after the Donnelly massacre, playwright Jonathan Christenson spent an afternoon in the old Donnelly homestead with the current owner of the property, Robert Salts. Out of that conversation, Christenson, the inventive artistic director of Catalyst Theatre, crafted a new Canadian musical entitled Vigilante.

Beth Kates of Playground Studios has been nominated for a Sterling Award for Outstanding Lighting Design for Vigilante.


Jonathan Christenson – Writer, Director, Composer
Sarah Garton Stanley – Production Dramaturg
Laura Krewski – Choreographer
Matthew Skopyk – Music Producer and Additional Arrangements
Wade Staples – Sound Designer
Beth Kates – Lighting Designer
Narda McCarroll – Costume Designer



Kris Joseph, David Leyshon, Lucas Meeuse, Eric Morin, Carson Nattrass, Jan Alexandra Smith, Scott Walters, Benjamin Wardle

Production Photos by David Cooper & Beth Kates


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