BI ARTS FESTIVAL

celebrating bisexual lives & culture
september 22-24, 2017 - toronto, canada


SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 23rd - 9:30PM - SMASHES
John Candy Box Theatre, Second City (3rd floor)
99 Blue Jays Way

Please join us in creating a scent-free environment for this and all Bi Arts Festival events. Check out Peggy Munson on being fragrance-free & Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha on how to achieve this and why it matters. This venue and washroom are wheelchair accessible (elevator to 3rd floor).


A presentation of the Toronto Bi Arts Festival, Too Queer: A Bisexual Cabaret, and FMB Productions.

Queer feminists collide in SMASHES, a new critically-acclaimed comedy written by and starring FRANNY McCABE-BENNETT

“SMASHES”: late 1800s, slang for same-sex crushes. Contemporary, “smash”: (1) move so as to hit or collide with great force and impact; (2) a very successful show or performer.

NAMED #1 PICK, The East

☆☆☆☆☆, Grid City Magazine

PERFORMER'S CHOICE AWARD, Fundy Fringe Festival

TICKET INFO
Buy online or at the door.

LOCATION
John Candy Box Theatre, Second City Training Centre, 99 Blue Jays Way, 3rd floor.

This venue is wheelchair accessible.

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Growing up queer is a messy business, whether you’re a renowned feminist writer in Victorian-era Rhode Island or an overalls-wearing Alanis Morissette superfan living in the ‘burbs.

This new one-woman-show examines feminist literary icon Charlotte Perkins Gilman (“The Yellow Wallpaper”, “Herland”, “Women and Economics”) as an invisible queer pioneer through comedian/ actor/ storyteller Franny McCabe-Bennett’s coming out story and experiences as a femme bisexual woman.

In the early 1900s, Charlotte Perkins Gilman was one of the most famous and well-respected authors in America, lecturing all across the country on behalf of women’s rights. Her personal letters and diary entries are passionate, funny, vulnerable and heartbreakingly earnest.

Using these writings as a jumping off point, Franny shares her own personal tales of falling in love and relationships gone awry, shines a spotlight on Gilman’s romantic relationships with men and women, and wonders aloud why bisexual women have had their queerness erased from the history books. This comic, insightful and touching storytelling adventure is appropriate for ages 13 and up.