International Women’s Week Cabaret of Monologues 2018:
I am Unstoppable
March 10 at 4pm and 8pm
Asper Centre for Theatre and Film (at U of W, 400 Colony Street)
Tickets $15 (plus $2.50 for on-line purchases) or cash at the door
Plus additional community performances available from March 4th to 9th*
Please Note: Adult Language and Content
We will again be producing and taking to the community our cabaret of monologues to celebrate International Women’s Week. The evening will offer a diverse line-up of monologues by Canadian playwrights as well as performance pieces. Our goal is to honour women by telling their stories and to explore multiple perspectives to represent the scope of women’s experiences.
Living through riots, learning to teach yoga as a senior, accepting your true self and conquering all odds. We truly will offer a wide array of work this coming March. People all over the world celebrate International Women’s Week every year and we are proud to be a part of the celebrations! This year’s theme is I Am Unstoppable, tackling obstacles, conquering challenges and living life to the fullest. Join us in the theatre to see the full line-up. Or if you are part of a community group looking for a way to celebrate, book a selection of pieces to host.
For the first time we are excited to be offering ASL interpreters.
This year’s line-up will include:
- Saviour Self by Andrea Scott
Performed by Reena Jolly
Where were you in 1992 when Yonge Street exploded in riots? Josephine Benedict was a swaggering teenager looking to take care of herself, one tampon at a time.
- Flight 182 created and performed by Anjali Sandhu
Where are you from? The Jungle Book, 20th century supermodels, ignorant politicians…nothing will stop Rani from being accepted as Canadian.
- I Got 99 Problems, My Penis is Just One created and performed by Cynthia Fortlage
One transgender woman’s exploration of her journey to womanhood. This piece delves deep into Learning to be a Feminist, Loss of Privilege, and the Subtleties of Sisterhood.
- I Am Unstoppable created and performed by Joanna Hawkins
Can you remember a time when nothing stood in your way? The innocence of childhood can make you feel unstoppable, but how do we persevere after the barriers and discrimination in the dominant world are fully perceived? Deaf artist, Joanna Hawkins explores this through mime.
- Captain of My Ship by Kathy France
Performed by Ady Kay in collaboration with Victoria Hill and Emily Solstice
A woman recounts her coming of age story, reliving the confusion and fear that define a young woman’s entry into sexual awareness.
- I’ve Never Been Very Good at Drawing Hearts, But I Keep Trying by A.b. Norris
Performed by Monika Thurn und Taxis
Using images captured during a lunar eclipse, this audio-visual media and collaborative performance piece explores (dis)connection between the persistent need to love/be loved and actually being good at either.
- I Am a Warrior by Sue Higgs
Performed by Cheryl Soluk
Cathy signs up for a course. Nothing unusual about that, except for the fact that Cathy is in her late 60’s in a class full of twenty-something’s.
- Sweet An Nice by Althea Cunningham
Performed by Lorraine James
Pregnant with a child, Jamaican immigrant Celestine seeks a better life in a new country. After getting a family to sponsor her, she moves thousands of miles across several oceans to discover it’s far from what she imagined it to be.
- ObScene created and performed by Kristy Janvier
By holding onto our beliefs or judgements, how can we create connection? A performance art piece that explores healthy sensuality as a means of release.
- Perfect Pie by Judith Thompson
Performed by Anna Binder
When prompted by a long-estranged friend, Patsy explains what it’s like to have an epileptic seizure. From master playwright Judith Thompson’s ground-breaking play about how you cannot escape where you come from.
*Community Performances open to the public include:
Sunday, March 4th 2-4PM
Ukrainian Labour Temple (591 Pritchard Ave)
I am Unstoppable
I am a Warrior
Sweet an Nice
Monday, March 5th at 1PM and 6PM
U of My Womyn’s Centre (Black Hole Theatre in the basement of University College, 220 Dysart Rd)
Sweet an Nice (1PM)
I am Unstoppable (6PM)
Tuesday, March 6th 1:30-3:30 PM
North End Women’s Centre (394 Selkirk Ave) – for women in the North End
I got 99 problems
I Am a Warrior
Captain of my ship.
Sweet An Nice
Wednesday, March 7th 12-1PM
University of Winnipeg Women-Trans Spectrum Centre (The Hive, 511 Ellice Ave)
I Got 99 Problems
Friday, March 9th 6PM
Interlake Women’s Resource Centre (A-Spire Theatre, 72 2nd Ave, Gimli MB)
Sweet an Nice
I am a Warrior