Wild Women showcased at International Women’s Week 2013!

International Women’s Week is celebrated by countries all over the world in March of each year. Every year we celebrate the amazing women who have come before us, those who are presently working tirelessly as well as those will take up the torch in the future; by performing our popular cabaret of monologues. This year we had 72 monologues submitted from all across Canada, shortlisted 19 and then faced the huge challenge of choosing pieces that would fit the theme, create a balanced evening and reflect the diversity of women’s experiences. We are excited to share the monologues that we will perform throughout International Women’s Week. This year’s theme is Wild Women, which means that stories will focus on women who break break barriers and reject the status quo!

Here is a sneak-peek at the International Women’s Week Cabaret of Monologues: Wild Women! There are also a few surprises in the works, so we’ll have more monologues to announce in the coming weeks!

I Am Supergirl by Sheree Bradford-Lea
Supergirl wrestles with the Voice Of Society and develops a growing awareness of its agenda. She begins to realize it might be affecting her in more ways than she could have imagined.

Booze Hound by Hannah Foulger
Inspired by what may be a true story… Rita makes extra cash by selling alcohol to the teenagers of Cambridge, Ontario but the cops have finally caught up with her.

The Chronicles of Heloise – My Choice by Elizabeth Copeland
It is 1973 and 17-year old Heloise rebels against her family’s expectations in more ways than one. Now she must deal with the consequences.

Hunting by Danielle Skene
Deidre has had enough of being a victim, of watching her sister disintegrate out of fear as the man that has been stalking her is set to be released from prison. She decides it is time to take the matter into her own hands but in doing so may sacrifice her own humanity.

Come Up and See Me Sometime by Hope McIntyre and Nan Fewchuk
She was incarcerated for corrupting the morals of youth. She was censored and her works banned from the stage. What does Mae West have to say for herself?

Mama’s Night Out by Nicolle Nattrass
A new, extremely sleep deprived Mother speaks out for the first time about her social experience as a Mama in comparison to being out in the “real world”.

All My Day Jobs by Kirsten Van Ritzen
Kristy is an actor who endures many, many day jobs over her twenty year career. Has she finally had enough?

Edith Spanner by Robyn Israel
Edith Spanner works for a paper clip company and is enamored with Don Cherry and John Garfield. She and best friend Mildred have been perennial spinsters but Mildred has dropped bomb.

Flesh Offerings by Yvette Nolan
It is 1895, and you are invited to step into the tent of Beveridge’s Montana Wildest West Show: Rattlesnake Jack, Minos the Bucking Bull, Rocky Mountain Kate and 400 utterly Savage Crees…“ethnologically, historically perfect.”

As IWW approaches, we will announce (across our social media sites) the particulars for the various performances of the monologues! There will be many opportunities for the Wild Women monologues to be enjoyed and celebrated! For starters, mark March 8th (International Women’s Day) in your calendars. A selection of pieces will be performed over noon hour in the Manitoba Hydro building lobby for free and then the full line-up will be performed there at 8pm that evening for the low admission fee of $10. If you would like to book the monologues for your IWW event please contact Tali at marketing@sarasvati.ca

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