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March 7, 2013

Female Impersonators: Women Performing Women l Theatre Projects: Bashir Lazhar


March 13
Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall, The University of Winnipeg
Herstory exhibition will be open for viewing from 6:00 - 7:00 pm
7:00 pm start of Female Impersonators
This event is FREE, open to all

Gallery 1C03's Herstory exhibition has been curated by internationally renowned performance artists Shawna Dempsey & Lorri Millan.
Followed by a panel discussion on feminist video and performance art with 
Sharon Alward, J.J. Kegan McFadden and Divya Mehra. 

Come to watch the videos by Sharon Alward, Rebecca Belmore, Wendy Geller, 
Christine Kirouac, Divya Mehra, Freya Bjorg Olafson, Victoria Prince, Nicole Shimonek, 
Lori Weidenhammer & Donna Lewis.
Take part in the discussion with local feminist artists/cultural producers. 

Dempsey and Millan write: Camp refutes all boundaries ( good taste among them), by enacting norms to death. Like drag queens who clothe themselves in a heightened idea of womanhood, feminist artists have long laid bare the absurd rules of gender through its impersonation.

For more information, please contact Jennifer Gibson at 204-786-9253

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Theatre Projects presents:
Bashir Lazhar by Evelyne de la Chenelière
Translated by Morwyn Brebner
Directed by Ann Hodges
Featuring David Adams

Rachel Browne Theatre
March 14 to 24 
8 PM March 14-16, 20-23
7 PM March 19
2 PM March 17, 23 & 24

A powerful portrait of the immigrant experience.
Bashir Lazhar is a substitute teacher helping a traumatized school class while dealing with violent upheaval in his own life.  Timely and deeply moving, this story examines the language of loss and the things that compel us forward when our world is no longer recognizable.

This exquisite play was adapted as the Oscar nominated and Genie Award winning film Monsieur Lazhar.


VIDEO FROM BASHIR LAZHAR
Watch Leif Norman's fantastic footage of Bashir Lazhar, as director Ann Hodges tells us a bit about this moving piece.

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