Celebrate Women of Winnipeg

Our International Women’s Week Cabaret of Monologues 2012 is coming up soon and we are really excited to be featuring an array of monologues telling the stories of women from the Winnipeg region, both past and present. On March 9 and 10 at 8:00pm in Colin Jackson Studio Theatre (Prairie Theatre Exchange, 3rd Floor of Portage Place), audiences will have a chance to see 7 monologues by local playwrights all featuring local actors. In addition, to celebrate the great talent of local women we have stand up comic Cara Lytwyn to open the show!

Tickets are just $10 and can be reserves on-line, by phone (586-2236) or purchased through PayPal at http://sarasvati.ca/season/iww-monologues/.

Past audiences have raved about the event and this year will not disappoint. We hope you will join us in celebrating the amazing women of the city!

The Line-Up:

  • Immigrant Experience by Hope McIntyre
    Performed by Elena Anciro
    In this funny and touching piece, a young Filipino girl deals with her nerves as she prepares to reunite with her mother in Winnipeg after eight years of separation. She just hopes she is Canadian enough to fit in.
  • Mrs. Colin Inkster (Invisible Women) by Hope McIntyre
    Performed by Alissa Watson
    A modern academic has been painstakingly trying to document the lives of invisible women in Winnipeg’s history but now she goes a little crazy in the library while trying to decide whether to change her name when she gets married.
  • The F Word by Cairn Moore
    Performed by Jane Burpee
    Nellie McClung returns from the grave with a message for young women afraid to call themselves feminists – the fight is not over.
  • Morning Shift by Ginny Collins
    Performed by Nan Fewchuk
    A waitress at Salisbury House contemplates jumping out the window but realizes that she’d just float to the States in her Sal’s uniform and would still need a dye job.
  • War Bride by Jessy Ardern
    Performed by Ashley Moore
    In 1945, a German war bride adjusts to the cold of Winnipeg winters and struggles with whether or not to teach her ‘Canadian’ children to speak German.
  • Cry After Midnight by Talia Pura
    Performed by Lauren Sellen
    Shannon got her medical degree by enlisting, but she never thought she would end up in a war zone. This is a powerful story of a surgeon with the Canadian Military stationed in Afghanistan.
  • Black Little Neechee by Hope McIntyre
    Performed by Heather McKenzie
    An aboriginal woman celebrates one year of sobriety at her mother’s grave. An inspiring and heart-warming story of overcoming racism to find one’s true spirit.
  • Stand-up Comic Cara Lytwyn will do a short set all about Winnipeg. Lytwyn was the 2008 winner of Winnipeg’s Funniest Person with a Day Job and the 2009 winner of Winnipeg’s Funniest Comic competition. She has performed in the Winnipeg Comedy Festival and the Winnipeg Fringe Festival’s Tazzy’s Angels.

Amnesty International materials and actions will be available at the event to support human rights for women.

Hope to see you there!

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