Network, Learn, Share
By Debbie Patterson
Debbie Patterson’s bold new work intersects core- area residents with a disabled food bank volunteer in an attempt to unlock the mystery of how neighbourhoods evolve and how we cope with unstoppable processes of destruction.
Drawn from a series of first person accounts - each with their own unique perspective on the strengths and challenges of this troubled area, Sargent & Victor &Me is a haunting narrative infused with a potent honesty that illuminates Patterson’s capacity to touch difficult and often dark subject matter with humour and grace.
Directed by Arne MacPherson (Head, Such Creatures, The Walworth Farce, Stretching Hide) the production features Playwright and actress Debbie Patterson (Molotov Circus, Head, Candy from a Baby, Portage and Munsch 50 below Zero). Multi disciplinary artists John K Samson and Christine Fellows are key collaborators on Sargent & Victor & Me; devising instrumentation and ambient sound design in an original church basement style. Fusing recording locations such as the food bank at the First Lutheran Church with Patterson’s original excerpts from interviews with area residents, this sound team also brings personal experience as long time volunteers at the Sargent and Victor food bank.
Patterson initiated this project as Theatre Ambassador during Winnipeg’s Cultural Capital of Canada celebrations in 2010. She sought ways to involve people who often have no contact with the arts in the creation of a play, interviewing local professionals and businessmen, area residents, a delivery boy for Jakobson’s grocery store, a waitress from the Wevel Café, food bank clients, gangsters and incarcerated teens. The play has been given readings and performances throughout its development history in Brandon, Winnipeg and in Iceland.
The result is a disturbing, yet hopeful, look at a community on the brink. Sargent &Victor & Me runs February 27th to March 9th at the Asper Centre for Theatre and Film – University of Winnipeg campus. Tickets range from $15-25 and are available by calling the box office at 204-989-2400 or by visiting www.theatreprojectsmanitoba.ca.
Curling Bonspeil and Concert
Saturday March 15 from 7:30pm - 2:00am
At the Thistle Curling Club (280 Burnell St)
-$40 person/$160 a team for two games (7:30-9 and 9-10:30, get as many ends in as you can)
- Register your team by calling (204) 942-8578
- Price of curling includes admission to the show after!
ATLAAS will start us off. Woo hoo! Their bio says "Two hands in the dark - Lights off, passing sparks." So mysterious! Come check them out. http://atlaasband.tumblr.com/
Mama Cutsworth will finish off the night and get us all wound up so we can't fall asleep when we get home, but that's okay because fun is fun. Check her out here: https://soundcloud.com/mama-cutsworth
Admission is $15 if you're not curling. Show starts at 10 pm, Doors at 9:30
Annual General Meeting
275 Broadway - The Union Centre - Room 2C
Please see attached poster for more details!
March 21st & 22nd
Marking International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
Islamic Social Services Association and Canadian Muslim Leadership Institute in partnership with U.S. Consulate,
University of Winnipeg and Manitoba Association for Rights and liberties
Present two events
Jacob Bender and his documentary
Out of Cordoba
Averroes and Maimonides
In their Time and Ours
An example of peaceful coexistence for the modern world
March 21 2014@ 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Lecture: "Visual Representations of Ibn Rushd (Averroes) in Christian Art of the Middle Ages and Renaissance." Convocation Hall University of Winnipeg
March 22, 2014@ 7:30 pm to 9:30pm
Film Screening of ‘Out of Cordoba’ and Q and A with Jacob Bender - Winnipeg Art Gallery
“There is no ‘Clash of Civilizations’ ... There is only a clash of ignorance.”
Convocation Hall, University of Winnipeg
5 - 7 pm
Join the celebration!
On March 25th from 5-7 pm the Aboriginal Chamber has partnered up with the Wii Chiiwaakanak Learning Centre to host an event where we honour and celebrate the completion of not one, but two Young Entrepreneurship Program Sessions being offered through the University of Winnipeg. This program offers training to the youth participants on how to start their own businesses and what it entails. They begin the program with a business idea and learn things like how to pitch their business ideas, how to do a business plan, marketing, etc. Those youth who completed the program will have tables set up at this event, displaying their business ideas, ready to answer any questions our audience may have. What a fantastic opportunity for these young people! Please come down to Convocation Hall at the University of Winnipeg and support these participants as we celebrate their accomplishments.
For more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org
by Maria Irene Fornes
Directed by Hope McIntyre
May 22 - June 1, 2014
Featuring: Elena Anciro, Julia Arkos, Nan Fewchuk, Megan McArton, Brenda McLean, Tracey Nepinak, Tracy Penner and Kelci Stephenson
Ralph Connor House (54 West Gate)
Tickets: $15 / $20 This spring, challenge your preconceptions of life with the Winnipeg premiere of Fefu and Her Friends! The play is set in a country house in New England in the spring of 1935 and takes the audience through an entire day, beginning in the morning as Fefu’s guests arrive to plan a charity event and climaxing in a murder scene in the evening. The site specific nature of the play will have the audience roving to different rooms to watch the action unfold. Although written in 1977, the play explores timely theme of oppression and how we attempt to deal with our feelings of discomfort in a repressive society.
We are excited to be presenting this work in the beautiful old heritage house operated by the University Women’s Club of Winnipeg, as it fulfills our mandate of using new or non-traditional forms of theatrical representation to tell stories. Mark your calendars, save the date or book now! Fefu and Her Friends is a one-of-a-kind production you won’t want to miss and with only 60 seats per performance it is bound to sell out fast!
Please see attached event poster and SAVE THE DATE!!!
Please take a look at the Calendar of Events for the North Point Douglas Women's Centre
ALL YOU CAN EAT PEROGIE DINNER AND CAKE AUCTION
FEB 12th 6-8pm
Immaculate Conception Parish Hall
181 Austin St N
$10 admission ($5 for children under 5)
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John Murrell’s WAITING FOR THE PARADE
Theatre Presentation by the Tara Players Theatre
FEB 26 8pm (doors open at 7pm)
654 Erin (the Irish Club Theatre)
Brendan Carruthers, Director
Starring Sami Desiree, Jessica Burleson, Jennifer Clary Lemon, Cheryl Moore, and Monica Reis
“A bittersweet story of wartime Canada telling of the women left behind”
By minimum donation of $15, or 2 for $25
North Point Douglas Women’s Centre Butterfly Gala
June 19, 2014
Michaelle Jean Park, 65 Granville St
North Point Douglas Women’s Centre
221 Austin Street North
DMSMCA is pleased to present a new series of home maintenance workshops in partnership with Christopher J. Parker of Build Wright Developments. These “hands on” sessions are geared towards homeowners and renters who want to learn the ins and outs of maintaining their own home.
Workshops take place Wednesday nights between 6:30 to 9:00 pm at the DMSMCA building at 823 Ellice Avenue at Arlington. They are free of charge but space is limited so you are required to register in advance.
The schedule is as follows:
MARCH 19 - INTRO TO DRYWALL
APRIL 16 - INTRO TO PLUMBING
MAY 21 - FENCE BUILDING
JUNE 25 - INTRO TO ROOFING
JULY 23 - INTRO TO ELECTRICAL
AUGUST 20 - MINDFUL BUILDING
Contact Christian at 204-774-7005 or email@example.com to register.
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