Highlighting the strength and power of female-identifying voices and experiences
Dakh Daughters (Ukraine)
Seven actresses take musical instruments into their hands in order to create a life-affirming performance about love, freedom, and beauty which at the end of the day—will save the world. Dakh Daughters create an atmosphere of a French saloon…where Mireille Mathieu befriends Marilyn Manson.
Julia Croft / Nisha Madhan (New Zealand)
Power Ballad is an angry, feminist, live art investigation of language and its sometimes hidden ideologies. Part performance lecture, part karaoke party, Power Ballad deconstructs gendered linguistic histories and rips apart contemporary language to find a new articulation of pleasure, anger, and femaleness.
With an ‘80s soundtrack to rival any school disco, Power Ballad is anarchic and loud; filled with feminist rage and…Annie Lennox
Much Ado About Nothing
Classic Chic Productions (Vancouver)
Set in a mesmerizing theatrical world evoking Colonial North Africa, this deadly serious and sublimely ridiculous story—of soldiers in love and women confined by tradition—is a bold and playful romp through the extremes of desire and ambition, loyalty, and redemption.
Featuring their signature all-female cast, Vancouver’s critically acclaimed Classic Chic Productions promises an evening of Shakespeare unlike anything you’ve experienced before.
Plus the following special events!
Jan 11: WROL (Without Rule of Law) by Michaela Jeffery—A new play reading presented by Touchstone Theatre—8PM, Historic Theatre //FREE
Jan 12: Soft Cedar Presents: Only a Visitor album release, with special guest Wallgrin—Only A Visitor is a quintet that blurs genre boundaries by straddling the line between art music and pop. Their new album, Technicolour Education, focuses on the Chinese diasporic experience in Vancouver through generations of immigrant stories—8PM, Historic Theatre //TICKETS JUST $20
Jan 14: Women in the Arts Mixer—6-8PM, Historic Theatre //FREE
Jan 14: Pitch, Bitch, or Ditch with Pippa Mackie and Kim Senklip Harvey—Join creator/producers Kim Senklip Harvey and Pippa Mackie for an unforgettable one-night event where they give the power to the patrons.—8-9PM, Historic Theatre //TICKETS JUST $10
Jan 25: Feminist Karaoke with Julia Croft, after Power Ballad—9PM, Historic Theatre //FREE
Jan 27: Soft Cedar Presents: Kaumakaiwa Kanaka’ole, presented as part of CapU Global Roots Series—Kaumakaiwa brings to the stage an immense talent as a singer, chanter, and dancer as well as a deep understanding of her Hawaiian culture and her place as a modern, transgender (mahu wahine) Hawaiian in this contemporary world. She engages Indigenous thought to address today’s issues through music, chant, and sharing of spirit—8PM, York Theatre //TICKETS JUST $40
The Femme Series is generously supported by the Charlotte and Sonya Wall Arts Fund.