Roles 4 Women (R4W) is an independent, Canadian theatre and production company founded in 2005 by theatre artists Liz Solo and Jenny Naish. R4W produce timely, challenging and experimental theatre, media and performance work featuring strong women’s voices. R4W develop new and innovative scripts and create unique theatre experiences that incorporate multiple formats and disciplines. R4W is a feminist company committed to inclusion and to fostering diversity.
Roles 4 Women respectfully acknowledges that the territories where we work are the ancestral homelands of the Beothuk, and that the island of Newfoundland is the ancestral homeland of the Mi’kmaq and Beothuk. We recognize the Inuit of Nunatsiavut and NunatuKavut and the Innu of Nitassinan, and their ancestors, as the original people of Labrador.
We also work on the traditional lands of the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation, the Haudenosaunee, the Anishnaabe and the Wendat. This territory is part of the Dish with One Spoon Treaty, an agreement between the Anishinaabeg, Haudenosaunee and allied peoples to peaceably share and care for the resources around the Great Lakes. This territory is also covered by the Upper Canada Treaties.
Roles 4 Women are grateful to have the opportunity to work in the community on these territories.