We’re warned before the show begins: you might want to get a drink…
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It starts with a mask glowing on a microphone and a single verse: “They shall see me naked.”
After a healthy swig of brandy and a whisper in an audience members’ ear, she puts on the glowing skeleton mask and grabs the [...]

The Edgy extras this year just keep getting better. Take advantage of them, in their affordable (read: free) amazingness, tomorrow afternoon for an artists’ chat with Winnipeg-based theatre team Mia Van Leuwen and Ian Mozdzen at McGill University.
I know I’m thrilled to meet and interact with this dynamic duo—very personally as a Winnipegger, a UofW [...]

She introduced herself to me as “anti-cool,” but it wasn’t the woman I’d expected. It wasn’t the unstoppable energy I’d previously witnessed, with long, black hair flying as fast as the arms she threw into the drums.  The last time she was in town, she was rocking out with Duchess Says—a dark punkrock Montreal music [...]

The Edgy Women Festival is pleased to present a Free Sidewalk Sex Clinic for all your sex inquiries…
Hosted by radical sex educators and artists Annie Sprinkle & Elizabeth Stephens—who certainly pleased the sold-out crowd at La Sala Rossa Saturday—this event is both a public service and an interventionist art event.
“There are really no expectations,” Elizabeth [...]

“There is a completely unpredictable element on ice. There are other people skating, little kids sliding, someone could fall, could crash, anything can happen—who knows what could happen? And there’s a nervousness about this unknown element, but that’s part of the thrill, isn’t it? Otherwise, you would just go and see a movie…”
Singles, doubles and [...]

“We’re trying to imagine ways that might open people’s minds and hearts. We’re proposing poetic and metaphoric ways about thinking about the problems that humans are facing right now. There are so many different ways to heal our Earth and… Wait, is someone peeing?”
There’s a pause on the line.
“They don’t call me Sprinkle for nothing, [...]

By the end of this week, expect Montreal to get edgier.
Not in the obvious, chain-smoking, nervy way people get when they’re stressed, but through fierce, female-driven performance art that will descend on this city for the 18th edition of the Edgy Women Festival, running at the end of the week, from March 19 to April [...]