Tickets to Roles 4 Women’s upcoming production of Women From the Future will go on sale next week at the Factory Theatre in Toronto.
Women From The Future – 4 short theatrical works created and performed by
Catherine Falkner, Tina Pearson, Wendi Smallwood, Liz Solo
June 21 – 24, 2018 (Preview/Media Night: June 21)
Factory Theatre, The Studio Stage
125 Bathurst Street Toronto | Box Office 416 504 9971
TICKETS: $15/$25/PWYW for Preview; Artist Talk Back: Saturday June 23, post show
Women From The Future – exciting, fresh and timely theatre work from four of Canada’s most innovative performance artists.
a cross-country adventure of identity questing and sexual exploration…
an investigation into communication with the biosphere…
a retrospective rant on the life and times of a vagina…
a story from a hybrid-reality future…
Last Fall Roles 4 Women commissioned short theatrical works from Canadian creatrixes Catherine Falkner (Vancouver), Tina Pearson (Victoria), Wendi Smallwood (St. John’s) and Liz Solo (Toronto). Each artist was asked to write, rehearse and present a short one- women piece within six months. The result is an edgy multi-media program of fresh theatre featuring a diverse range of performance techniques and four unique perspectives on the future of womanhood.
The artists come from diverse artistic backgrounds and have different presentation styles – from Tina Pearson’s expertise with sonic phenomenon, composition and networked performance to Catherine Falkner’s merging of physical comedy, story-telling and lo-fi tech; to the theatre/digital animation sci-fi mash-ups of rock musician and performance artist Liz Solo; and the no holds barred, powerhouse rant style of Wendi Smallwood. Roles 4 Women brings four unique voices together from across the country to Toronto – a city where they all have history.
About the Women From the Future
Catherine Falkner (Vancouver) is a comedienne, actress and writer who draws upon her collaborative work in comedy to create mash-up performances that juxtapose the comedic against the serious. Known for her physical comedy and manipulation of pop culture imagery she combines multiple elements – multi-media visuals, live and recorded sound to create unique, hilarious and very poignant performance art works. www.catherinefalkner.com
Tina Pearson (Victoria) is a composer, performer and facilitator whose interests in sonic phenomena, perception and modes of human interaction have led to roles in art, education and community development. Many of her projects engage the boundaries between languages, disciplines, genres and cultures, and between creators, performers and audiences. Pearson’s work often includes eco-mimicry, micro intonation and spectral elements; and usually incorporates a focus on breath, and/or stretched modes of performance attention and practice. https://tina-pearson.com/
Wendi Smallwood (St. John’s) is a prolific actor, writer, director and producer known for her breadth as an actress and for her powerful stage portrayals of complex characters. She creates and participate in artistic projects that are evocative and have strong female presence. Wendi has played everything from a pill-popping trapeze artist to the Donne loving professor dying of ovarian cancer. Her theatre company, St. John’s Women’s Festival of Theatre (SW|FT), presented W;t by Margaret Edson, with Wendi as the lead, at the LSPU Hall to critical acclaim. Wendi is Associate Director at V-Day St. John’s – an organized response against violence toward women. She performs regularly at the Women’s Work Festival.
Liz Solo (Toronto) is an inter-disciplinary performance artist, writer, activist and musician. Liz works independently and as part of collectives and partnerships to produce works that merge the live performance stage with virtual (online, game) environments. Her performances often span multiple venues and online platforms. Her latest performance work examines themes and ideas around the relationship between technology, isolation and desire. She was recently awarded a 2018 East Coast Music Award for her years on the East Coast scene as an independent artist, producer and community activist. www.lizsolo.com