Now in it’s 7th year, SkirtsAfire Festival, celebrates diversity, empowers, develops, supports and showcases women-identified artists.
SkirtsAfire herArts Festival features the work of women in theatre, music, dance, visual art, comedy and spoken word in various venues along 118th Avenue. Artists and audience come together to share in these powerful, moving, insightful and entertaining performances, exhibitions and workshops.
SkirtsAfire Festival presents Cœur de pirate Live at the Winspear, on International Women’s Day
SkirtsAfire presents 3 MainStage Plays over the 10 day festival, often as double-header performances with a short intermission.
Deep Fried Curried Perogies by Michelle Todd
In this feisty, comedic memoir, Michelle Todd shares the past of her Filipino mother and Jamaican father who left their tropic homelands behind to spice up the wonderful non-tropic world of Edmonton, Alberta. This Fringe hit recounts what their collection plate of stories, recipes, heirlooms and hair trauma mean for Michelle and her baby’s future. An exploration of the question, “Where do I come from?”
Poly Queer Love Ballad by Sara Vickruck and Anais West
Poly Queer Love Ballad is a bold, intimate new musical, merging slam poetry with catchy pop-folk tunes. Nina, a polyamorous bisexual poet, meets Gabbie, a monogamous lesbian songwriter, at an open mic night. With two microphones, a loop pedal, and array of instruments, they struggle to reconcile their fierce mutual attraction with their opposing perspectives on love. The show challenges conceptions about polyamory and queerness, while aiming to create a new representation of intimacy that isn’t confined by genre, medium, or societal obligations. Suitable for 16+.
Statue by Kristina Troske and Céline Chevrier
Statue is a silent narrative using music and imagery. Two people come upon a nude female bust and lend it an article of clothing. The statue comes to life, borrowing their body parts, as she ekes out an identity by observing the actors model stereotyped behavior, which she emulates. Through physical play and an exchange of shoes, the puppet grapples with what is “appropriate” for “male/female,” finally concluding by creating a new sculpture representative of a more inclusive and just world. Suitable for ages 10+.
Tickets : Donation/Ticketed events
Cœur de pirate: Tickets are $28-38 plus applicable service fees.
Theatre — Tickets are $25 for adults and $20 for students and seniors (60+) for double header performances, and $20 for adults and $17 for students and seniors (60+) for single performances, plus applicable fees.
How to get tickets?
In person at the door.
WHEN & WHERE
Date & Time: March 7 – 17, 2019. – Schedule
Cœur de pirate: Friday, March 8, 2019 | 8:00 PM
Saturday, March 9 @ 7:30pm · Statue | Deep Fried Curried Perogies
Sunday, March 10 @ 1:30pm · Deep Fried Curried Perogies | Statue *Special Event: Mimosa Matinee
Tuesday, March 12 @ 7:30pm · Deep Fried Curried Perogies *Pay What You Please at the door
Wednesday, March 13 @ 7:30pm · Poly Queer Love Ballad | Statue *Pay What You Please at the door
Thursday, March 14 @ 9:00pm · Deep Fried Curried Perogies *Special Event: Her Night Out sponsored by Alberta Mamas
Saturday, March 16 @ 7:00pm · Deep Fried Curried Perogies
Saturday, March 16 @ 8:30pm · Poly Queer Love Ballad | Late Night Dance Party co-hosted by Fruit Loop
Sunday, March 17 @ 1:30pm · Poly Queer Love Ballad *Special Event: Mimosa Matinee
*At Mimosa Matinee and Her Night Out, enjoy a complimentary mimosa or glass of wine with your ticket purchase! Her Night Out is sponsored by Alberta Mamas.
Venue : Various Venues Edmonton