Gillian English Presents Her Feminist Show
English came to Montreal for the Fringe Festival to present her embodied and personal show. By talking about anger, by being angry, by demanding men to do better, and by occupying the space she deserves, English allowed us audience members to get in touch with our anger too.
Montreal Visual Artist Gab Bois premieres her first 3-D installation at Espace 8, as part of MURAL Festival
You may have seen Gab Bois’s photography on Instagram.
She toys with concepts of accepted reality by taking everyday household objects out of context to startle the viewer, playing with their perception of what is real and surreal.
Festival Apologizes After Widespread Protest
After an open letter was sent out and scores of activists rose up to protest, the widely contentious theatre performance SLĀV has been cancelled.The show premiered on June 26 at Theatre du Nouveau Monde, and was originally scheduled to run until July 14 as part of the Montreal International Jazz Festival.
Two Concordia Alumni Bring Comedy to the Process of Coming Out
“Bite Your Tongue” addresses the difficulties that arise with coming out, and what it is like to be in the limbo stage between being closeted and out. Being marginalized always comes with the need to be the best version of yourself-the characters experience this on stage, too.
Hammer Shares Personal Stories That Resonate
“It’s about the ocean between being a person and being a woman, and my journey swimming those waters,” said Kate Hammer about her show Kate Hammer Wants to Be Infemous, which recently ran at Montreal’s Fringe Festival.
A Satire About Adulthood Reveals the Underbelly of a Kids Show
Late Night Kids & Friends is a narrative improv show, which means that the entirety of the performance is improvised as the actresses and actors develop a story on stage.
Relearning Love Through a Married Couple’s Sex Life
On June 14, the crowd was buzzing in anticipation of the show Sex? But I’m Canadian! I walked into a friendly environment which embodied the community-building aspect of the Fringe.
Drag Queens of House Laureen Navigate Through a Post-Apocalyptic Future
Drag queens Uma Gahd, Dot Dot Dot and Anaconda LaSabrosa from the House of Laureen, and guest star Peaches Lepage visited a post-apocalyptic future where the right has won over a collapsed left.
The First Edition of the Francophone Festival Wrapped Up June 10
It was all about the vulva, in quite literally any shape, form, or colour at the first edition of Festivulve.
They Brought the Party to the Streets
Urban Science is a project that includes Le Cypher, a weekly live hip-hop jam session on Thursdays, currently held at the Bootlegger l’Authentique on Saint-Laurent Blvd. It has a traditional lineup of drums, bass and guitar.The brass band is another project of the Urban Science family. While the lineup is not set in stone, it is composed of brass instruments, a saxophone, percussionists, dancers, and MCs.
Sexy, Touching and Queer, Glam Gam “Flips ‘Grease’ On Its Head”
Featuring two female leads, Greasy, a parody of the 1978 musical Grease , is an example of gender diversity⎯the play features characters who express their gender in different ways, creating a space where some underrepresented women are seen and heard on stage.