International Women’s Week Cabaret of Monologues: Super Women!
March 7 at 4pm and 8pm
Asper Centre for Theatre and Film (at U of W, 400 Colony Street)
Tickets $10 (plus $2.50 for on-line purchases)
Plus additional community performances from March 1st to 8th*
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. This year’s theme is Super Women, which means that stories will focus on women who have done incredible things! The evening will offer a diverse line-up of monologues by Canadian playwrights, performed by a talented local cast. It gives voice to women of all backgrounds and covers topics from the hilarious to the inspiring.
Please note some of the monologues do contain strong language.
International Women’s Week Cabaret of Monologues: SuperWomen!
At the Gate by Sandra Drag
Performed by Elena Anciro
A remarkable woman’s tale of wrestling a family away from a horrific car accident. Poetically and ambiguously weaved, the story is related with increasing difficulty, until the truth unfolds.
Of Heart and Tree by Christine Rodriguez
Performed by Shanley Scarsbrook Jardine
A mother attempts to make sense of her autistic son’s life through this heart-wrenching story
Zelda with a Z by Frances Koncan
Performed by Kim Kakegamic
The audience becomes… the audience, of a talk show! Zelda with a Z, is an exuberant and flustered host as she talks to us about her life with writer F. Scott Fitzgerald.
Glory Bound by Scott Douglas
Performed by Samantha Walters
A comic book come to life! Glory Girl attempts to escape her captors, but is she really bound against her will?
Loretta by Step Taylor
Performed by Lorraine James
Loretta lies to her drug addict son about losing her job so that he can focus on passing his exams and graduating, but the jig is now up.
An Inheritance by Jennica Grienke
Performed by Liz Whitbread
Get to know a little girl struggling with the death of her mother and a new understanding of what her father truly is. Meet a young woman, angry with God, and faced with a horrifying decision. Now meet Ida, reliving her trauma in the hopes of healing before it’s too late.
John Fubbister (also known as Isobel Gunn) by Sandy Klowak
Performed by Mallory James
They said it was impossible- that the grueling work of a fur trader in the wilds of Rupert’s Land would break a European woman like a twig. Not if Isobel Gunn has anything to say about it.
Mutated by Carly Pokoradi
Performed by Jenna Hill
Travel the world! Go on adventures! Have a f$*k ton of… well, never mind. Bea’s exciting life plans are put on hold when she’s faced with a life-altering situation.
Urban Nun by Dave Carley
Performed by Jane Burpee
Probably the coolest nun at the convent in her day, this wildly rebellious woman reveals her thoughts on life and God through her time at the nun retreat.
*We are excited to be presenting some of our monologues at the following community events:
Sunday, March 1st 3-6pm Provincial Council of Women of Manitoba High Tea
Monday, March 2nd 12:30pm Portage Place Shopping Centre
Monday, March 2nd 7:30pm Rainbow Resource Centre Youth Drop-In – “John Fubbister (also known as Isobel Gunn)”
Tuesday, March 3rd 4:30pm U of M Womyn’s Centre (University Centre Room 221)
Wednesday, March 4th 10:30am Siloam Mission
Thursday, March 5th 6pm Cancer Care Manitoba Young Adult Support Group – Mutated”
Thursday, March 5th 7pm Nova House Women’s Shelter fundraiser in Selkirk
Friday, March 6th 2:30pm U of M Womyn’s Centre (Student Group Resource Centre, 180 Helen Glass)
Sunday, March 8th 2pm Genesis House Women’s Shelter fundraiser in Winkler
Community Performances are made possible through the support of the Social Planning Council of Winnipeg and Manitoba Tourism, Culture, Heritage, Sport and Consumer Protection.