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Short Works Feminist Theatre and Performance Festival

Presented by MainLine Theatre and RTW


March 23-26 AT

MainLine MiniMain 3997 Boulevard Saint-Laurent

Galerie MainLine Gallery 3905 St Laurent Blvd


$15 for Regular tickets

$10 for Students, Seniors, QDF members

$25 for both program’s
Purchase your tickets in person at MainLine Box Office or by calling (514) 849-3378



Revolution They Wrote: Short Works Feminist Theatre Festival is a 4-day curated festival dedicated to feminist art in Montreal QC. It brings together over a dozen artists from the arts and activist community to spotlight unheard voices, explore feminism in performance and further the conversation about representation on the Canadian stage.


CW: The works selected for this years festival deal with themes of misogynoir, homophobia and violence against women.   


For more information on Revolution They Wrote



PROGRAM ONE Presented at the *MINIMAIN*

Manners Presented Presented by We Are One

How To Be A Good Modern Woman Presented by Team Greco

Fragments of Her Rising Presented by Cleopatra Boudreau


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Like Jane Presented by Ella Kohlman, Taylor Paskar, Madie

Joliffe, Leni Krivy, Rose Tavormina and Gabriella Pettigrew

Crybaby Presented by Kalale Dalton

At Home with Gisèle Presented by Évelyne Laniel

tldr; smh Presented by Burcu Emeç


READINGS and Vernissage Performances

Baby Dreams in the Mushroom cloud by Kyungseo Min


The Kissing Game by Rhiannon Colette


Magnify by Jacqueline van de Geer


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Thursday March 23

6PM Opening Vernissage, featuring Magnify at Gallery

8PM Gallery Program 2

8PM MiniMain Program 1


Friday, March 24

8PM Gallery Program 2

8PM MiniMain Program 1


Saturday, March 25

3PM Baby Dreams In the Mushroom Cloud at MiniMain

8PM Gallery Program 2

8PM MiniMain Program 1


Sunday, March 26

5PM The Kissing Game at Gallery

8PM Gallery Program 2

8PM MiniMain Program 1


Accessibility INFO
MainLine Galerie

Small ramp no handrail

Bathroom is not wheelchair accessible

Incandescent Track Lights and possibly LED theater lights

There will be seating and space for wheelchairs



25 stairs from street level to the theater


Bathroom is not wheelchair accessible

Lighting is standard incandescent theater lights.

There will be seating


We’d be more than happy to address other questions or needs you may have, and we’ll do our best to make accommodations!


Revolution They Wrote Cabaret-Launch

Friday, February 24 2017

Galerie MainLine Gallery

3905 St-Laurent, Montreal, Quebec H2W 1X9
(514) 849-3378

Doors at 6:00

CABARET starts at 8PM

You are invited to the launch of the 3rd annual Revolution They Wrote: Short Works Feminist Theatre and Performance Festival.

How better to vanquish the cold than to join us for this unforgettable evening of awesomeness.

We know the world seems pretty dark right now, but come and join us for an evening of light and love as we launch the festival and officially announce the artists for the 2017 festival. Also the very next day you will be able to purchase tickets!

Have a drink or five with us, have a sweet at our snack table and please help us to celebrate the radest feminist artists this city has to offer.

The best part of it, it’s a pay what you can cabaret so you can bring your friends, significant (or insignificant) other(s) and your mom!

We have a few spots left and we know that folks have been creating rad performances so if you’re interested in performing at the Cabaret please contact Emily Murdoch @

Submissions are now closed

Submissions are now closed and we are well on our way to programming the 2017 festival!

It is going to be so rad!

Thank you to everyone who submitted, getting to read your work was been an honor and a privilege. We had a RECORD number of submissions this year and we are so proud that you all put pen to paper and wrote about things you are passionate about.

Keep creating, it is powerful and wonderful.


MainLine Theatre and Revolution They Wrote

Short Works Feminist Theatre & Performance Festival

Revolution They Wrote and MainLine Theatre are proud to present the third annual Short Works Feminist Theatre Festival. A 4 day event which showcases new short works of feminist performance and art. The goal is to create a space for feminist artists of all backgrounds to, gather, develop, and produce short works that explore themes of intersectional feminism.

What does feminist theatre and performance mean? We are open to any style or approach, however for a work to be considered feminist it needs to center on equality and the intersections of gendered oppression.

Some examples of past work include: a 50’s themed absurdist comedy about gender roles and sexuality, a poetic collection of scenes centering on the unrecognized emotional and physical labour women of colour have contributed to history and an experimental movement piece about female relationships. So long as your work is actively seeking to inspire change and critically exploring sexism and oppression we want to hear from you. If you are unsure if your work fits the definition of feminist theatre and performance, please be in touch.

There is no cost to be a part of this festival or to receive its benefits.

The process:

* Proposals will be accepted until December 15, 2016.

* A jury will select the proposals to be supported by January 1.

* Over the course of 2017, the selected creators will begin work and will be given:

  • One-on-one feminist dramaturgical support from the festival’s artistic director;
  • Access to 10 hours of rehearsal space at MainLine Theatre;
  • Additional rehearsal space on a case by case basis;
  • A public reading or performance of the work at the festival;
  • A percentage of the box office funds based on the value of the opportunity;
  • Other production-related support: promotional, technical and administrative.

Guidelines for submissions

Creators should submit:

Submissions should be sent to:

For questions please contact Artistic Director, Emily Schon at