It is hard to believe that in just two weeks we will be launching the 10th FemFest! Plans are coming together beautifully and we are excited to welcome all or our special guests. Some shows are already selling well so be sure to get your tickets in advance.
A few highlights:
- Rosemary Georgeson and Jane Diston of urban ink will be arriving on September 11th. As part of Women in Fish, there are several community events planned. They will be meeting with community women who want to share their stories of working in land-based industries in Manitoba. If you have stories to tell about farming, mining, forestry or fishing please join us on September 12th at 7pm at the Asper Centre for Theatre and Film (at U of W, 400 Colony Street). There will also be a gathering of aboriginal women to share their stories about life in Manitoba and the loss of connection to the land. This gathering will take place on September 13th at 7pm at Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre Inc (Win Gardner Place, 363 McGregor Street). In addition there will be a special presentation of the documentary and a discussion at the Indian and Metis Friendship Centre (45 Robinson Street) on September 16th at 12:30pm. An installation has been up at the Millennium Library all month and artefacts will be added as part of the community gatherings before it is moved to the Asper Centre for Theatre and Film for the full performance of Women in Fish on September 18th at 7pm.
- The shameless hussies will arrive from Vancouver for performances of their signature show Sonofabitch Stew: The Drunken Life of Calamity Jane on September 18th and 19th at 9pm, plus a special matinee on September 19th at 2:30pm. Come check out the whip action!
- Johanna Nutter will be sharing her story in My Pregnant Brother in both French and English. The French performance is September 19th at 7pm and you can catch it in English on September 20th and 21st at 9pm.
- We are also welcoming Marcia Johnson from Toronto as a participant of the Bake-Off. She will also read from her writing on September 18th at 12:30pm at Aqua Books (123 Princess Street).
- Jordan Hall will arrive from Vancouver to share excerpts from her play The Possible Lives of Dolores Garcia Rodriguez as part of our Shorts series on September 21st at 8:15pm.
- And of course we are excited about special guest artist, Governor General award-winning playwright Judith Thompson. Click for details on her activities in town.