INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S WEEK CABARET OF MONOLOGUES:
March 8th at 8pm
Gallery at Manitoba Hydro Place (360 Portage Avenue)
Plus a free sneak peek March 8th at noon
and additional community performances from March 4th to 10th
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 Wild Women, which means that stories will focus on women who break break barriers and reject the status quo! 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.
For those interested in dinner and a show, Rudy’s Eat & Drink is offering a free appetizer or dessert with entree to our audiences (excluding the charcuterie platter).
Here is the full line-up for our International Women’s Week Cabaret of Monologues: Wild Women!
I Am Supergirl by Sheree Bradford-Lea; performed by Samantha Walters
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; performed by Jane Burpee
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; performed by Alexandra Bolton
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; performed by Elena Anciro
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; performed by 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; performed by Danielle Savage
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; performed by Lorraine James
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; performed by Cheryl Gensiorek
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; performed by Melanie Dean
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.”
Bilguisa Speaks Up by Donna-Michelle St. Bertrand; performed by Cherrel Holder
Soccer playing sisters Bilguisa and Saluimata Simpore face a gender challenge to their participation in the World Cup on the Equatorial Guinea women’s team after allegations the two are really men.
As IWW approaches, we will announce (across our social media sites) the particulars for the various community performances of the monologues! For starters, mark March 8th (International Women’s Day) in your calendars.