Supporting Montreal’s up-and-coming crop of playwrights and actors begins with checkout out the professional theatre programs and the university ones. A great place to take a peek at what’s a coming in the pipeline is at Revolution They Wrote: Concordia’s Short Works Feminist Theatre Festival.
Feminist theatre? Well, it promises to be anything but boring with themes such as transphobia, coming out, and drug use.
Eat/Fast by Michelle Soicher and starring Caite “Calypso” Clark and Judy Kenigsberg has Yael come out to her bubbie on Yum Kippur. In The Scar Tissue by Ché Baines starring Ella Storey, Ashia Fredeen, Paolo Wilken, Leah Careless, and Sebastian James Age addresses addiction and homelessness. At The Hands Of Our Neighbours by Aly Slominski with Cleopatra Boudreau and Gabriel Schultz has a bomb blast destroy the suburban image.
Revolution They Wrote takes place March 13 and 14 at Cafe Cleopatra (1230 St Laurent). 7:30 18+ Only. A third show takes place on March 15 at the Georges Vanier Cultural Center (2450 Workman). 1:30. Tickets $5-10.