Tuesday, March 27, 2012

FemCab 2012: A Shameless Celebration of Women March 29 in Toronto

From a media release:

FemCab 2012
Nightwood’s 29th Annual International Women’s Day Celebration
March 29, 2012 at 8:00 p.m.
Brigantine Room, Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay West

Toronto, ON…
Nightwood Theatre, Canada’s national women’s theatre, is thrilled to announce Elvira Kurt as this year’s host of FemCab, Nightwood’s annual celebration of International Women’s Day. Elvira Kurt is a Canadian Comedy Award winning, three-time Gemini Award nominated stand-up comic and Second City veteran. She is well known for a wide range of credits as a star, host, guest and writer, including such projects as Popcultured with Elvira Kurt, The Gayest ShowEver, This Hour has 22 Minutes, and Ellen Degeneres’ Born Again HBO Special.

The evening will also feature NDP MP for Trinity-Spadina Olivia Chow. Currently serving as the NDP Transport and Infrastructure Critic, Chow is fighting for the mobility and safety of Canadians across all transportation modes. A long-time member of the NDP party, Chow has become one of the most visible social advocates and politicians inCanada.

Joining Kurt, Chow, and Nightwood will be: award-winning DJ Cozmic Cat; indie vocalist Rosina Kazi; writer, video artist, and performance artist Dayna McLeod; emcee, poet, and writer Motion; professor of Women’s Studies at York University and author Andrea O’Reilly; theatre creator, songwriter, poet, and educator Evalyn Parry; multidisciplinary artist and creativity coach Lisa Pijuan-Nomura; taiko drumming collective Raging Asian Women; word/fusion vocalist Suba Sankaran; writer/performer Shoshana Sperling; women’s anti-violence activist Anna Willats; and Toronto City Counsellor for Ward 27 Kristyn Wong-Tam.

For over 32 years, Nightwood Theatre has developed, produced and toured landmark, award-winning plays by women. Since 1983, Nightwood has presented FemCab, the only cabaret in town where politics and art come together in an irreverent, humourous and shameless celebration of women’s success!

Thursday, March 29, 2012 / 8:00 p.m.
Ticket price: $25.00
Brigantine Room, Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay West
Tickets are available in advance by calling Nightwood Theatre at 416.944.1740 ext. 5

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