Dakh Daughters plays as part of The Cultch's third annual Femme Series. Photo by Tetiana Vasylenko.
Dakh Daughters plays as part of The Cultch's third annual Femme Series. Photo by Tetiana Vasylenko.

For the third year, The Cultch celebrates female identifying voices in its annual Femme Series this winter in Vancouver.

In this latest iteration, the East Vancouver cultural hub will feature three mainstage productions, music, karaoke, new play-readings, and networking opportunities with a mix of free and paid events in January and February.

“It continues the work from last year, with particular emphasis on deconstructing patriarchal language, expanding the limitations of the way gender is represented, and celebrating the intersectionality of the feminist perspective,” say organizers in a media release.

Below is a complete list of events:

Jan 11WROL (Without Rule of Law) by Michaela Jeffery – a new play reading presented by Touchstone Theatre.

Jan 12Only a Visitor with special guest Wallgrin – a quintet that blurs genre boundaries by straddling the line between art music and pop, their new album, Technicolour Education, focuses on the Chinese diasporic experience in Vancouver through generations of immigrant stories. 

Jan 14: Women in the Arts Mixer.

Jan 14: Pitch, Bitch, and Ditchtheatre creators and producers Kim Senklip Harvey and Pippa Mackie presents a night that puts the power in the hands of the patrons.

Jan 15-19Dakh Daughters – from the Ukraine, six actresses take musical instruments into their hands in order to create a life-affirming performance about love, freedom, and beauty.

“It has been my experience that gender-blind casting speaks to a diverse audience—straight and queer, men and women—and is a true reflection of our complex contemporary community" - Much Ado About Nothing director, Rebecca Patterson. Photo by Emily Cooper.
“It has been my experience that gender-blind casting speaks to a diverse audience – straight and queer, men and women – and is a true reflection of our complex contemporary community” – Much Ado About Nothing director, Rebecca Patterson. Photo by Emily Cooper.

Jan 22-26Power Ballad – from New Zealand comes an angry, feminist, live art investigation of language and its sometimes hidden ideologies.

Jan 25: Feminist Karaoke with Julia Croft.

Jan 27Kaumakaiwa Kanaka’ole – singer, chanter, and dancer brings a deep understanding of her culture and her place as a modern, transgender (mahu wahine) Hawaiian in a contemporary world. 

Feb 5-16Much Ado About Nothing – from Vancouver’s Chic Productions comes an all-female cast in a production of Shakespeare’s comedy.