Our March 2020 International Women’s Week Cabaret of Monologues: Changes is gearing up to be an exciting and eclectic event beyond the constraints of traditional monologues. The menu for this year’s event will include four monologues brought to life by local performers and five performances by artists in other creative mediums. These creative pieces will range from dance to song, from spoken word to mime.
We announced the monologues a couple of weeks ago with full details on the IWW webpage, in addition exciting new work is being created – here’s a little sneak peak to help whet your appetite on who and what you can expect to see…
Kweskina by waNda Wilson – Some of you may remember waNda from last year’s Cabaret. WaNda recently received her Red Seal as a mechanic, and her title for this year’s piece means “change your thoughts” in Cree. She performs a beautiful combination of storytelling and musical performance, stemming from her own personal life experiences.
Bringing movement to the stage, is a dance piece by Maria Grant. Maria runs Drop In Dance Winnipeg and will Choreograph a piece to perfectly fit this year’s cabaret and the theme of “Change”.
The bold, beautiful and Deaf by Joanna Hawkins – As a deaf artist and member of 100 Decibles, Joanna will explore the world of mime and bring to life the art of silent storytelling.
Oversharer by Kristen Einarson – Kristen has had a really big year. She split up from her partner, she got a whole new career path, she started filling in her eyebrows, she had a mini nervous breakdown at her friend’s bachelorette party and started doing stand-up comedy. This is a monologue of things she has told people that she probably should not have. In her signature comedic style, Kristen is vulnerable and hilarious, and her piece will take you on a ride of social anxiety, insecurity, and uncertainty. She probably shouldn’t be writing such big promises in a show description. She probably shouldn’t have said she has a signature style. She also wishes she gave her character a more interesting name, like maybe “Harriet” or “Susan”.
The art of spoken word poetry will have a place in this year’s line-up. Writer, activist and member of Red Rising Sadie-Phoenix Lavoie will share her original work.
Save the Date! These pieces will be performed from March 2-8 for International Women’s Week with just two opportunities to see the full line-up on March 7th. Keep up to date as we travel across the province to various stages, organizations and venues to bring these pieces to life in the name of women everywhere.
What better way to celebrate International Women’s Week, than to host a performance yourself? To host any number of the monologues above, contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details on availability and price. We would love to perform for you!