Canada’s Arts Community is mourning the loss of Nova Scotia Indigenous playwright, actor and composer Cathy Elliott.
She was struck and killed by a vehicle while walking near Barrie.
Elliott had just premiered a workshop production of the musical “Starlight Tours,” which was commissioned by the Grand Theatre in London.
The National Arts Centre in Ottawa issued a statement saying it would honour Elliott by flying its flags at half-staff for three days.
Elliott appeared on the NAC stage last season in the highly acclaimed production of “Children of God,” a musical about an indigenous family whose children were taken to a residential school in Northern OntarioCathy Elliott was 60-years old.