CANOE 2017--2 RED HOT WEEKS, FEB 9-19!  
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CANOE 2017
2 Hot Weeks of
Cutting Edge Performance!

February 9 - 19
at the ATB Arts Barns

Part of the Chinook Series #CANOE2017 is thrilled to be bringing Edmonton some of the finest, cutting edge performance from around the World! See amazing, eye-opening, mind-expanding, heart-wrenching, hilarious, dark, and deep work from artists and work curated in this unique and alternative theatre festival, Edmonton's ONLY curated performance theatre festival! Full schedules, show descriptions and artists' bios can be found on the Chinook website, with more info on the Workshop West website, and check out the sneak peek below to see what Workshop West Playwrights' Theatre will be presenting!
Stay HOT my friends! 

Brotherhood: The Hip Hopera is a non-stop, high energy, one-man show using original music and physical theatre to tell the parodied story of two brothers living the Hip Hop Life. Written & Performed by Sébastien Heins

Pike St. In the shadow of the Manhattan Bridge, a struggling family prepares to ride out a hurricane. Written and performed by New York theatre artist Nilaja Sun, using her trademark humour and virtuosity to bring to life the entire Lower East Side.

Moi, Monsieur, Moi! is the story of a young Senegalese girl who, like many others, was shuttled from aunt, to cousin, to uncle. Moi, Monsieur, Moi! is also the story of how a girl, a young girl, becomes a woman in Africa. Created by Patricia Gomis and Marcia de Castro, performed by Patricia Gomis.
BAM! Black Arts Matter
Produced by WWPT and curated by Edmonton's Youth Poet Laureate, Nasra Adem! This multidisciplinary artist has performed at poetry and spoken word festivals across North America. The founder of Sister 2 Sister: Women of Colour Artistic Showcase, a monthly showcase of women artists of colour. She’s also Edmonton’s Youth Poet Laureate. Adem is excited to continue to use her artistic practice as a way of breaking barriers, reimagining realities and creating forward momentum within her communities. BAM! (Black Arts Matter) is a new event featuring dozens of black artists in performance, workshops, dance, spoken word, and music! Not to be missed! Generously funded by the Edmonton Community Foundation.
Sound Off Alberta's first Deaf Theatre Festival!

The first of its kind in Canada, SOUND OFF! brings Deaf artists from across the country together to showcase their talents, stories, and the beauty of American Sign Language.

SOUND OFF! is sponsored with special funding from the Equity Office of Canada Council, Field Law Community Fund Program, Edmonton Arts Council, Alberta Foundation for the Arts, the Alberta Community Investment Program, and NICA Consolidated.

A New Way to See Canoe 2017! 

A number of CANOE 2017 shows will be "Pay What You Can," and those tickets will be available 2 hours before performance. Check the Chinook website for details. 
The National Arts Centre in Ottawa interview with Café Daughter Playwright Kenneth T. Williams
Based on the life of Chinese Canadian Senator and neuroscientist LILLIAN EVA QUAN DYCK, Café Daughter maps the hierarchy of racism in Canada, asking questions that any Canadian of mixed heritage might ask: Who am I? Who are my people? Who can I lean on when times are tough? Critically acclaimed and enthusiastically received by audiences everywhere, Café Daughter is a quintessentially Canadian play.
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Some of the artists featured in BAM! are Mustafa Rafiq, Moto, Muta, KazMega, Ahmed Knowmadic, Brett Miles, Timiro Mohamed, Omar Farah, Zakiya Mubarak, Kimberly Ihekwoaba, Jolanda Thomas, Mohamed Ahmed, Ardith Wilson, Althea Cunningham--and more! 
SOUND OFF! This unique theatre experience is curated by theatre artist Chris Dodd, himself a Deaf theatre artist. SOUND OFF! features performances by Theresa Upton, Hayley Hudson, Elizabeth Morris, Christopher Bryan DeGuzman, Joanna Hawkins, Dave Clarke, Caroline Howarth, Mieko Ouchi, Alex Bristow, Jacqueline Fink, Fatima Tun Nafisa, Taylor Schwab, Shayla-Rae Tanner, Tyson Zacharias, Allard Thomas, Caroline Bergbusch, Twyla Chartrand, Michelle Grodecki, James and Oscar, Murray Valiaho, Paula Weber Connor, Yuzwenko-Martin, and Rapid Fire Theatre. 

Tickets are available on the Chinook website, and through the Workshop West website. Pay What You Can available only at the door, 2 hours before the performance! 
WWPT is THRILLED to announce that the critically acclaimed Café Daughter by Kenneth T. Williams, will begin its National Tour in Ottawa as part of Canada Scene in celebration of Canada's 150th birthday! Directed by Lisa C. Ravensbergen, featuring Tiffany Ayalik as Yvette Wong. For more on this tour take a look at the Café Daughter page at the NAC.
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