In her new play, Three Ladies, Edmonton/Treaty 6-based dramatist and poet Lady Vanessa Cardona uses monologue, ceremony, poetry, hip-hop and traditional Colombian dance to tell the story of how her life’s most traumatic events — sexual violence and civil war — impacted her sense of identity. More than simply a story of struggle, Three Ladies uses diverse modes of story-telling in combination with unflinching, gritty, vulnerable performance to explore and ultimately celebrate her healing journey, and the possibilities of healing that exist in all human beings. Three Ladies is a play in which every word, poem, gesture and intention suggests that it is possible to re-claim the power of one’s personal narrative even in the face of complex legacies of trauma and violence. Presented by Remix the Ritual, Three Ladies opens Fringe Theatre’s ‘The Off Season’.
Try to arrive early to check out the art work before the show, it will help you make sense of the play. Latecomers are welcome!
Photo by Kay Bennett