God Catcher

A new musical by Cassie Muise and Tyler McKinnon

We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts

This project is supported by Arts Council Malta

The Truth Looms

God Catcher re-imagines the myth of Arachne. Arguably the most talented weaver of all time, Arachne was vengefully turned into the first spider for beating the goddess Athena at a weaving contest.

A co-production with Prickly Pear Productions

Prickly Pear Productions is a female-led production company who focus on presenting untold stories, inspired by different cultures and ethnicities. Their work can also be seen at the 2023 Edinburgh Fringe in "Walking Home", a divised piece which explores the politics and tensions within the issue of sexual offences and assaults against women in public spaces. Zoe Farrugia and Chantelle Micallef Grimaud are vital team members in bringing Arachne's story to life.

The Story So Far

God Catcher has been workshopped at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, with collaborators across Canada and the UK, and will premiere at the Edinburgh Festival. Arachne's story touches on so many relevant topics, like the erasure of the female narrative and what happens when we hold abusive power structures accountable. But perhaps most interesting to us is Arachne herself; why did she choose to defy the Gods? Who was she? And who do we meet when we read between the lines of accepted history? These are just some questions we strive to answer in God Catcher.

Behind the Scenes

Our workshop at the RCS, Cassie and Tyler writing in Dunkeld

Thank you to our sponsors!

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Get in touch

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