You bet we are beyond excited for FemFest 2017: Coming of Age.
This year’s festival is jam-packed with stuff you won’t find anywhere else. Our 15th annual festival is guaranteed to leave a lasting impact on you. Here’s the festival breakdown to help you plan your FemFest-filled week!
Ivan Coyote Reading
SEPT 16 • 4 PM
FemFest brings you the opportunity to meet & greet this multiple award-winning writer and LGBTQ advocate. This event is free and catered by Elements Restaurant—need we say more?
Opening Cabaret and Reception
SEPT 16 • 7 PM
Our beloved annual variety show is back! The cabaret includes pizza from Garbonzo’s U of Winnipeg AnX and wine courtesy of The Winehouse. You won’t want to miss this!
Tomboy Survival Guide
SEPT 17 • 8 PM at the West End Cultural Centre
Part anthem, part campfire story, and part instructions for the dismantling of the gender stories we tell ourselves and each other. Prepare to dance and shout!
SEPT 18 • 7PM
FemFest-favourite returns to stage five new scenes written by playwright’s under-the-wire.
Kit and Joe
by Jessy Ardern
SEPT 18 • 9 PM
Bake-Off winner Jessy Ardern left us on a cliff-hanger with her scene last year. Now it’s time to find out what really happened between Kit and Joe all those years ago.
by Castlemoon Theatre
SEPT 19 • 7 PM
Bring your children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews to this reading of a new play for ages 6 and up!
by Falen Johnson
SEPT 19 • 9 PM, SEPT 20 • 9 PM, SEPT 21 • 7 PM, SEPT 22 • 9 PM
When the words missing and murdered, truth and reconciliation, occupation and resistance are everywhere, how do two Mohawk women stand their ground?
SEPT 20 • 7 PM, SEPT 23 • 4 PM
Join us for the launch of Sarasvàti Productions’ next community-based project featuring speaker Ali Saeed.
Watching Glory Die
by Judith Thompson
Produced by Mulgrave Road Theatre
SEPT 21 • 2:30 PM, SEPT 21• 9 PM, SEPT 22 • 7 PM
Inspired by the true story of New Brunswick teen Ashley Smith, this one-woman show is must-see theatre!
In partnership with the Winnipeg Public Library (at the Millennium Library)
SEPT 21 • 4 PM – 8 PM, SEPT 22 • 1 PM – 4 PM, SEPT 23 • 1 PM – 4 PM
Real people are on loan to readers for discussion. Difficult questions are expected, appreciated and answered.
One Night Stand and a toast to 15 years!
Coordinated by Tatiana Carnevale
SEPT 23 • 7 PM
This city is home to female playwrights who challenge us, question us, inspire us and make us laugh. Check out their newest work in development along with a reading by guest playwright Judith Thompson. Made possible with the support of the Playwrights’ Guild of Canada and the Canada Councils’ PlayConnect program.