This week, Mel speaks with Lady Vanessa Cardona: poet, performer, artist and community builder. Her show, Three Ladies, is opening Fringe Theatre’s off-season. In Three Ladies, Lady Vanessa weaves together monologue, ceremony, poetry, hip-hop and traditional Colombian dance in a story of healing. She is also one of the founders of Remix the Ritual, an interdisciplinary artist collective that hosts monthly workshops that aim to ground intersectional equity within BIPOC-identifying communities by centering holistic learning through Afro-Indigenous interpretations of theatre, hip-hop and community building.
Mel also reviews The Particulars by Matthew Mackenzie, which was in town for a super quick stop, and talks about The Ballad of Peachtree Rose, Nicole Moeller's new show.
Show notes and theatre listings:
Mel’s review of The Ballad of Peachtree Rose
Edmonton Journal interview with Matthew Mackenzie about The Particulars
Remix the Ritual’s website
The Ballad of Peachtree Rose, Workshop West, Backstage Theatre in ATB Financial Arts Barns, until Nov 10
The Roommate, Shadow Theatre, Varscona Theatre, until Nov 10
Six, Citadel Theatre, until Nov 24
Blithe Spirit, Concordia University, Al and Trish Huehn Theatre, until Nov 10
Girl Brain, Citadel Theatre, Nov 8 – 9
Three Ladies, Fringe Theatre, Studio Theatre in ATB Financial Arts Barns, Nov 13 – 17