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Toronto Storytelling Festival: Jan Andrews with special guest Gwen Benaway

Thursday March 30  //  8:00 pm  //  Tickets: $20, Artsworker: $15 (contact the box office 416-975-8555)

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It is England in the 1940s, 50s. A small girl is growing up knowing she wants nothing more than to be a boy. Well into her forties she discovers she is a lesbian. She relishes her new life but old longings linger. Friends are transitioning. Now in her seventies, she faces a conundrum what if…what if…what if.

Recognized throughout Canada and beyond for the depth and power of her performances, Jan Andrews is one of this country’s most renowned storytellers, recently nominated to the Order of Canada.

“Written in the Body is an extraordinary drama of discovery,” Jo Radner, past president, National Storytelling Network, U.S.A.




Two-Spirited Trans poet Gwen Benaway, of Anishinaabe and Métis descent, opens by reading from her transitioning blog. Joy darkened by prejudice and bigotry; a long, hard journey to what she has always known herself to be.



Buddies is pleased to partner with the Toronto Storytelling Festival to present these two unique storytellers.  Jan and Gwen are linked by friendship. They come together now to bring revelation, vulnerability and intensely human living.




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