Mom’s the Word was created out of a Saturday morning writers’ support group. Getting together to share their experiences, six women performers struck upon the idea to write about what they were going through as mothers trying to maintain their careers, their individual identities and their relationships with their partners. The result is an evening of hilarious stories, bittersweet monologues, poetic reflections and revelatory anecdotes. Touching tales of giving birth to a premature baby are balanced against comic, ribald rants on diaper soup; whispered, hesitant conversations about sex after children; and the desperate confessionals of the over-stressed.
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February 27 to March 8, 2020
710 Dundas Street
London, ON N5W 2Z4
Danielle LaFrance, author of JUST LIKE I LIKE IT, will facilitate a workshop called, THIS IS HOW DISTANT I AM: A WORKSHOP INTERSECTING THE WORKS OF HELEN CHO, THERESA HAK KYUNG CHA’S “DICTEE,” AND THE SELF ABOLISHED THROUGH THE WRECKAGE OF CONTEXT. This event is free but space is limited. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to register. More info here.
Wednesday, March 4
6 to 8 p.m.
149 W Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 1H4
Growing Room 2020 will take place on the traditional, unceded, and ancestral territory of the Musqueam, Tsleil-Waututh, and Squamish peoples (Vancouver, British Columbia) from March 11 – 15, 2020. More info here.
Thursday, March 12, 2020
Fox Cabaret, 7pm – 9pm
Madeline Terbasket, Kayla Czaga, Alicia Tobin, Dina Del Bucchia, Soo Jeong, and Tin Lorica. Hosted by Savannah Erasmus.
Friday, March 13, 2020
So You Think You Can Slam 2: Back 2 The Slam
Beaumont Studios, 7pm – 9pm
Ayan Ismail, Erika Thorkelson, NASRA, Madeline Terbasket, Lucia Misch, Karmella Cen Benedito De Barros, and beni xiao. Hosted by Dina Del Bucchia and jaye simpson.
Saturday, March 14, 2020
Criminalized Verse: The Crossroads of Sex Work and Poetry
Native Education College, 7:30pm – 9:30pm
Justin Ducharme, Mercedes Eng, and Cassandra Blanchard. Moderated by Amber Dawn.
Sunday, March 15, 2020
Rennie Hall, Emily Carr University, 4pm – 6pm
Maneo Mohale, Alessandra Naccarato, Addie Tsai, and Corinne Manning. Moderated by Mercedes Eng.
Impromptu on Nuns’ Island
Comedy/Drama by Michael Tremblay, translated by Linda Gaboriou
Directed by Donna Challis
Synopsis: An opera diva, Patricia, meets her Waterloo singing Salome at the Opera Bastille in Paris.
In an impromptu get-together in her Nuns’ Island penthouse, on the afternoon of her return from Europe, h
er mother (a popular Montreal stage and television actress pushing 70), and her idealistic committed-to-new-work daughter goad her. What is the sense of an international career if your art doesn’t contribute to change (or at least to widespread pleasure and inspiration) in the society you live in?
March 24 to April 4, 2020
BCP Little Theatre
102 26th Street
Dina Del Bucchia will read with Adèle Barclay, and Kyla Jamieson at the University of the Fraser Valley in Abbotsford, BC. The writers will read from their own work, engage in a discussion about writing and craft, and then open up to a Q & A from the audience. More info here.
Tuesday, March 31
3:15 to 5:15 p.m.
University of the Fraser Valley
The City of Vancouver Public Art Program is pleased to announce the screening of twelve videos commissioned for the outdoor screens at the NE corner of Robson and Granville Streets.
The twelve videos were commissioned as part of our Platforms series in 2011, 2014 and 2016. A different video will screen every month from February 17 until the end of 2020, or until the upgrade and replacement of the Robson and Granville video screens occurs. Information on the artists and artworks, exhibition timeline and background information on the Platforms series can be found below.
Her Story by Krista Belle Stewart will screen from February 17 – March 15, 2020
Girl in the City by Diyan Achjadi will screen from March 16 – April 12, 2020
Barnacle City by LAIWAN will screen from April 13 – May 10, 2020
(A Sense of Place) by Emilie Crewe will screen from May 11 – June 7, 2020
RIPPLES by Nicolas Sassoon will screen from June 8 – July 5, 2020
The Place Between Us by Jason Nielsen will screen from July 6 – August 2, 2020
Tidal Pool by Curtis Grahauer will screen from August 3 – 30, 2020
Harbeck Homage by Lisa g. Nielsen will screen from August 31 – September 27, 2020
Canoe by Donna Szoke will screen from September 28 – October 25, 2020
Wood Work by Carol Sawyer will screen from October 26 – November 15, 2020
Reconciliation by Jeremy Borsos will screen from November 16 – December 6, 2020
Making Circles: The Chilkat Dancing Blanket by Emilie Crewe will screen from December 7 – 27, 2020
Arleen Paré will launch Earle Street at Munro’s Books. She will be joined by Jane Munro, who is launching her new collection, Glass Float.
Tuesday, April 21
doors at 6:30 p.m., readings start at 7 p.m.
1108 Government Street
Victoria, BC, V8W 1Y2
Penny and Ezra Lamb are home-schooled by their parents on a hippie colony near Uranium City until the police discover it also happens to be the largest marijuana grow-op in Saskatchewan. Legoland is how their pot-smoking elders always described the outside world, and the Lamb siblings are dying to get there.
April 22 to May 9
The Bailey Studio
2373 Rosstown Road
PO Box 796,
Based on true events, Daisy is a political drama that presents the moment in TV history that ushered in the age of negative advertising and forever changed how we elect our leaders. It also tells the more cynical tale of how a nation got led into war, distracted by the “packaging” of a seemingly peaceful U.S. president. Daisy explores the art and science of political manipulation, the forces at play on public consciousness in our mediated world, and the impact that fear has had on our democracy.
April 29 to May 17, 2020
International City Theatre
330 E. Seaside Way
Long Beach, CA 90802
Talon authors Arleen Paré, Mercedes Eng, and Margaret Christakos will read at Knife | Fork | Book on May 14 in Toronto.
Thursday, May 14, 2020
Knife | Fork | Book
180 SHAW STREET
Shaw St, Toronto, ON M6J 2W5