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Queer Comedy Comeback

Comedian Chantel Marostica's Queer and Present Danger: round two

October, 2014

Winnipeg comedian Chantel Marostica’s show about growing up as a lesbian and dealing with a drug addiction and mood disorder was so successful in August that she’s doing it again on Oct. 15. Even though those aren’t funny subjects, her multimedia performance at The Park Theatre got a lot of laughs. “I wanted it to […]

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Iceland

A recognized country (play), but whose riches are lesser known

October, 2015

Nicholas Billon is quickly becoming a well known name in the Manitoba theatre scene. No, he is not a local writer, but he is a contemporary canadien playwright who is gaining notoriety. In fact, he has won the Governor General’s Literary Award for his collection of three plays titled Fault Lines; one of which is Iceland and […]

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Outwords’ Fringe Picks

Our Guide to the Winnipeg Fringe Festival

May, 2015

Here are a few of the Fringe shows we at Outwords are most excited about. Did we miss one you’re dying to see? Tweet @outwords; we’ll check it out and you’ll be entered to win free tickets to Snack Music. 3…2…1… Clint and Kyle, two young men from Wetaskiwin, Alta., skip their best friend Danny’s […]

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Movie Review

Pride

October, 2014

Pride is inspired by the extraordinary true life story of a group of lesbian and gay activists who raised money for families affected by the 1984 UK miner’s strike. The miner’s plight with Margaret Thatcher, who was in power at the time, struck a chord with the lesbian and gay community.  Launching what became the […]

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Cock and Bull

A different theatre experience for Winnipeggers

September, 2014

Cock focuses on a man in a relationship with another man. When they break-up, he falls in love with a woman. That relationship fails and he goes back to his original lover, but feelings for the woman remain.

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Unnecessary, but welcomed, farce

A review by Eric Plamondon

March, 2016

I have a bias. I enjoy theatre. I feel I should tell you this, as my review of the MTC’s recent main stage offering, Unnecessary Farce, is well seated in the fact that I enjoy a night out at the theatre. I believe the strength of the play lies in the assumption that there are […]

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Fringe Reviews

Your reviews of the Winnipeg Fringe Festival

May, 2015

What do you think of the shows you’ve seen at the Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival this year? Send us your review and we’ll post it below. Back in Black It is clear to see why skit comedy champions Hot Thespian Action are perennial Winnipeg Fringe Festival favourites. They’ve earned their following and continue to prove […]

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Pedagogy and Queer Media Representation

Analyzing The L Word and Modern Family

May, 2015

Creating a thematic unit plan, an educator can ask students to identify misconceptions they have of lesbian women, follow this with The L Word as a way to expose how misconceptions are reinforced by the media, and then compare the aforesaid to The Real L Word by examining the media’s use of appearance, mannerisms, class structures, body images, sexuality, career choices, race representation and relationship dynamics, to name a few.

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Home-Grown Reel Pride

October, 2014

Winnipeg’s Reel Pride is back this year with new community alliances and events alongside finely- crafted tales of love, human rights and GLBT* lives. Reel Pride is kicking off with a pre- festival teaser at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights on Oct. 7. Audiences will be treated to films like Forbidden Love, a gem […]

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A Trustworthy Tool for Trans Education

Trans advocate and educator reviews Trans Bodies, Trans Selves

September, 2014

Academic literature about trans people is often written by folks who don’t have the lived experience, so I’m usually skeptical when something new lands on my desk. There are times I’ll need to close a book, take a Tylenol and go for a walk. Reading Trans Bodies, Trans Selves was different. The first thing going […]

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