Monologues Celebrating Women’s History!

Amidst all of our FemFest prep, we took a break to head out to Teulon, Manitoba for a performance of a couple of our monologues. We were pleased to be hosted by the Manitoba Association of Women’s Shelters for their annual general meeting. Their meeting was taking place in an amazing heritage home, complete with antique furnishings. Since the two monologues were about historical women, we were able to simply perform them in rooms in the house and have a period set. Nan Fewchuk performed Suffragettes by Jessy Ardern in the dining room and then the audience moved into the parlour to see Jane Burpee in Eleanor Roosevelt by Ginny Collins. It was great to see the work performed in a site specific location but also our pleasure to be there and meet with the wonderful staff from provincial women’s shelters.

Nan Fewchuk in Suffragettes

Both of these pieces will also be performed as part of our Women’s History Month event in partnership with the Council of Women of Winnipeg on October 28th at the Gas Station Arts Centre. Doors open at 7:30pm and the evening will include displays, a line-up of monologues featuring the stories of six historical women and a wine and cheese reception. Tickets are just $25 and available at McNally Robinson.

Jane Burpee in Eleanor Roosevelt

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