WFTF Press

Women From the Future
Timely new performance work by

Catherine Falkner, Tina Pearson, Wendi Smallwood, Liz Solo
June 21 – 24, 2018;
Factory Theatre, Studio Theatre;
8:00 P.M.  $15/$25/PWYC June 21;
Reception following June 22 performance;
Artist Talk Back: Saturday June 23

CONTACT: LIZ SOLO: 437-350-7768

Women From The Future – bold, contemporary theatre from four Canadian female innovators. This show takes audiences on a cross-country, inter-galactic journey of identity questing, experimentation and sexual exploration. Featuring Catherine Falkner, Tina Pearson, Wendi Smallwood and Liz Solo, Women From The Future is a new, four-part performance work that merges stand-up comedy with storytelling, ancestral investigation, soundscape, projected visuals, and space! It’s experimental. It’s funny. It’s contemporary theatre that takes risks – an experience for the stage that you don’t want to miss!

Roles 4 Women commissioned Canadian creatrixes Catherine Falkner (Vancouver), Tina Pearson (Victoria), Wendi Smallwood (St. John’s) and Liz Solo (Toronto) to make brand new theatre. The result is an edgy 4-part multi-media stage-work featuring daring, women-made performance:

  • In The Crack of Space – by Catherine Falkner – a cross-country adventure of identity questing and sexual exploration…
  • Blood in My Wires, Dust in my Breath – by Tina Pearson – an investigation into communication with the biosphere…
  • Resurrecting Mary – by Wendi Smallwood –  a retrospective on the life and times of a stand up comedienne …
  • She, Robot – by Liz Solo – a hybrid-reality robot space adventure.

The artists of Women From The Future come from diverse backgrounds and presentation styles: Tina Pearson works in sonic phenomenon, composition and networked performance. Catherine Falkner merges physical comedy, story-telling and lo-fi tech. Liz Solo creates theatre/digital media sci-fi mash-ups.  Wendi Smallwood builds character driven, no holds barred, powerhouse stage performances. Roles 4 Women brings 4 unique artists together from across the country to Toronto – a city where they all have history.

R4W is a Canadian theatre and production company based in Newfoundland and Labrador. Now in their thirteenth year R4W continues to bring exciting new theatre experiences by initiating bold, experimental scripts, exploring emerging technologies and by working across multiple disciplines.

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Women From the Future has been made possible thanks to generous support from the Canada Council for the Arts|Conseil des Arts du Canada and the Black Bag Media Collective.

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