We are excited to stage stories of identity for International Women’s Week in March 2019!
A car dealer selling global issues. A teen girl introducing her family to her girlfriend. A spoken word piece defying victimhood. A woman fighting to get to the moon. Another reflecting on her relationship with her body. This year’s line-up is full of inspiring stories from women embracing their identities! We will again be producing and taking to the community our cabaret of monologues to celebrate International Women’s Week. This year’s theme is Here I Am, focusing on coming into one’s own, often in the face of adversity. The evening will offer a diverse line-up of monologues by Canadian playwrights as well as performance pieces by local creator/performers. The goal of the cabaret is to honour women by telling their stories and to explore multiple perspectives to represent the scope of women’s experiences. Read more about the full line-up here!
There will be two community performances on March 9, 2019, one at 4pm and the other at 8pm. Tickets for these performances can be found here. We will also be touring the monologues throughout the community for the week of March 3 to the 10.
About International Women’s Day: In 1977, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolutions calling on member states to proclaim a day for women’s rights and international peace. Following the UN’s lead, Canada chose March 8 as International Women’s Day (IWD). Over time, International Women’s Day has grown into a week-long series of commemorative events and activities across the country, recognizing global progress toward general equality.