SkirtsAfire Reimagined

March 4, 2021

March 14, 2021

By Donation/Ticketed Events

Various Venues, Edmonton


Events Description


SkirtsAfire is a theatre and multidisciplinary arts festival that’s diverse and daring. In conjunction with International Women’s Day, the festival runs from March 4 – 14, 2021 at the Westbury Theatre and Chianti Cafe in the heart of Old Strathcona. Grab a warm drink and a (masked) friend and join us for a Covid-safe stroll around Old Strathcona to experience our Visual Art Exhibit, Skirt Design Competition, and Key of Me singer-songwriter series.

Originally set to premiere in the Westbury Theatre, Dana Wylie’s new work, Makings of a Voice, is being adapted for the SkirtsAfire audience at home. “While we would have loved to fill a theatre for the live performance of this beautiful play’s world premiere, we are reimagining how to bring the heart of this story into your home, keeping it intimate enough to grab your soul and fill you with stirring music and Dana’s impactful story”, says Loiselle.

In collaboration with Ballet Edmonton, SkirtsAfire is looking forward to offering a unique, artfully filmed version of Body of Words with the integration of works by Poet Laureate Nisha Patel, and multilingual poet and spoken word artist, Medgine Mathurin. Reimagined for a digital audience, this moving piece will engage and inspire.

An original short film produced by SkirtsAfire, Covid Collections explores everyday people and documents the human experience during this time of upheaval and isolation.

Visual Art Exhibit: Systemic Contractions // Covid Collections
Located in the display window at Army & Navy
The Key of Me Stage: Singer-songwriters featured in pop-up performances!
Located in the display window at Army & Navy
Skirts in Isolation: 2021 Skirt Design Competition
Located in various retailers in Old Strathcona

Hungry? Be sure to stop by Chianti Cafe & Restaurant for exclusive SkirtsAfire deals.
Enjoy “Her Night In” with Chianti Cafe and online streaming of Makings of a Voice by Dana Wylie (playing March 8-14). Get a 20% discount off take-out orders and a free dessert with code “SkirtsAfire”, March 4-14! (Pasta Frenzy deals on Monday & Tuesday not eligible for additional discount.)
Or take your family for “Her Night Out,” March 8-11, with Pasta Frenzy dine-in deals and a free dessert per table at Chianti Cafe. Just mention “SkirtsAfire” when ordering. Then be sure to enjoy a Covid-safe stroll around Old Strathcona to take in all that Skirts on Whyte has to offer!
The Sweet Treats & Latte Festival is happening now until March 14, where Edmontonians can enjoy feature treats and lattes at 13 coffee shops, bakeries, and restaurants in Old Strathcona. Purchases all cost around $5 and will be the perfect pairing with your Skirts On Whyte stroll!


Tickets : Free/Ticketed

How to get tickets?

Buy Online


Date & Time: March 4 to 14, 2021 – Schedule


Venue: Various Venues, Old Strathcona & Online

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