June 26 at 8:30pm | The Chamber | Tickets $20
An ensemble of female performers take on the historical erasure of women in a sexy and scandalous celebration of female creativity. Hosted by Alex Tigchelaar and featuring Jess Dobkin, Hoa Nguyen, The Ghost Taco, and others.
*a very limited number of PWYC tickets will be available at the door on the day of the performance
A BIT ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Alex Tigchelaar is a cabaret theatre creator, multidisciplinary writer and performer from Montreal. She current lives in Toronto. Her company Operation Snatch (formerly The Scandelles) has been on the vanguard of the contemporary cabaret theatre movement in Canada for over a decade with such productions as Les Demimondes, Under the Mink, Who’s Your Dada?, Neon Nightz and The Death Show. She is currently working on a one-woman show called A Meal about a notorious socialite who has a really big secret.
Hoa Nguyen studied Poetics at New College of California in San Francisco. The author of eight books and chapbooks, she currently lives in Toronto Ontario where she teaches poetics in a private workshop and at Ryerson University. Wave Books published her third full-length collection of poems, As Long As Trees Last, in September 2012.
Jess Dobkin’s work is presented at museums, galleries, theatres, universities and in public spaces internationally. She has taught as a Sessional Instructor at OCAD University and the University of Toronto and serves on the University of Toronto/Sheridan College Art and Art History Program Advisory Committee and as a Member/Co-curator of the 7a-11d International Festival of Performance Art. She was the 2011-2012 Guest Curator of Harbourfront Centre’s HATCH residency program and is a Fellow at the Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies at the University of Toronto. For more information about her work: jessdobkin.com
Tina Fushell is a graduate of the Quinte Ballet School and the School of Toronto Dance Theatre. Tina has danced for numerous choreographers including Susie Burpee, Valerie Calam, Jesse Dell, Kate Franklin, Ame Henderson, Brendan Jensen, Sebastian Mena and Darryl Tracy.
Canon Cook has written and performed in her own dance works and as an independent dancer with other companies. Canon also studies Clown and, with aging and ability, prefers to have their performance based work stem from Native Spirit Clown practice.
T.L. Cowan is a wanderer, writer, performer and video-maker, currently based in Brooklyn, New York. Primarily a cabaret artist, T.L. uses quasi-autobiographical materials, alter-ego based performance and absurdist amateur montage to manage her obsession with the comedy, horror, humiliation, and pleasures associated with contemporary queer femininity.
Heather McLean is an urban studies researcher, writer and instructor. Her work focuses on the ways certain residents, city officials, developers and corporate festival planners currently mobilize community-engaged arts practices to cultivate safe and ‘interactive’ cities.
Toby Shart is a creepy manimal who likes to ramble away about cities, children, women, and ethnic diversity—is inspired by Martin Short, urban think tank policy gurus, and Spacing magazine.
photo of Alex Tigchelaar by Tania A.
QUEER PRIDE 2013