Chinook 2021

Deer Women

An ARTICLE 11 and Downstage

Company: ARTICLE 11 and Downstage

“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.


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
Joel David Taylor

Photo Credit: Prudence Upton

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This event is on demand, which means you can access it at any time between March 25th - April 4th.

Rated 18A. Deer Woman contains extreme, graphic, historical and contemporary violence, disturbing content and descriptions of sexual violence.
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