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FemFest 2019 Hightlights

Thursday, October 31, 2019

We would like to take a moment to look back at a few of the many highlights of FemFest 2019: All the World’s a Stage!

This year was a dynamic festival that included new works, touring shows that pushed the boundaries of traditional theatre, and many opportunities for creative inspiration and development.

Our touring shows included real life mothers and daughters and a Pop Art performance in a setting that included an audience of only 4 people! Both of these shows challenged the way we look at theatre and audience interaction, and were each inspiring in their own unique way. We also had our very first canine performer! Tulia, a guide dog who played the part of herself in Raising Stanley/Life with Tulia.

Our workshops gave emerging artists a chance for mentorship and show development, a devised creation, many new works in progress, performances, and readings.

And this year we took FemFest to the streets with our walking tour! Making Winnipeg’s downtown a stage for music, spoken word poetry, comedy, ASL dance, and puppet theatre.

Thank you to our many amazing volunteers, artists and festival patrons, you all made FemFest 2019 a tremendous success.

If you’d like to be part of FemFest 2020: Engaging Community, the submission deadline is November 30th! More information here.

And check out our gallery for more photos of FemFest 2019!


Our Fundraising Dinner

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Thanks to everyone who attended our fundraising dinner: The Art of Reconciliation.

This was a wonderful evening to mingle with the community, share a delicious meal, and be inspired by the creativity of award-winning multi-media artist KC Adams!

The 1491 menu, created by Chef Steven Watson of the Common Wealth College, was a very special experience that included 3 sisters soup, Sumac rubbed smoked pickerel on duck fat fried wild rice cake, Bison with burned sage, tobacco, berries, fired parsnip, and roasted potatoes.Wild rice pudding with corn, blueberries, hazelnuts, and maple. Such a delicious and unique experience!

And the evening capped off with an engaging talk by KC Adams, sharing her art and her story with all who attended.

We are grateful for the amazing artists who were part of our evening, and for the incredible community of people who came out to support us.

 


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FemFest 2019 Hightlights

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