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She, the Rock | Poetry & Panel Discussion

March 7, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Tickets are $18 for adults and $15 for students/seniors (plus applicable fees). Available here!

Festival passes
available now. Get 3 shows for $60 or 5 shows for $80!

COVID-19 POLICY: Proof of vaccination, proof of a medical exemption of vaccination, or proof of a negative pharmacy test within 72 hours, along with ID, will be checked upon entering the Westbury Theatre. Masks must be worn at all times, except when consuming food or beverages in the lobby while seated. Please note that proof of vaccination is not required to enter the ATB Financial Arts Barns Lobby, which houses the Fringe Grounds Café, the entrance to the Westbury Theatre, and SkirtsAfire’s art installation. Read more.

No Alcohol will be served at the Westbury Theatre during our festival events.
We invite festival patrons (as our respectful relatives) to hold a courageous space for Ayita, our MainStage Westbury production, by sitting with, and being present with an open mind and heart as did the ancestors of this land. There are medicines in the performance and in the lobby; works of art, stories and ceremony that require protocols and a clean space of no alcohol or substances.

She, the Rock is a braided poetic event followed by a panel discussion, showcasing the voices of Rayanne Haines, Dwennimmen, Emily Riddle and Dawn Carter, four of Edmonton’s celebrated poets and storytellers.

Hosted by acclaimed author, Jacqueline Baker, She, the Rock is the highly anticipated follow up to She, the River, a 2020 film featuring eight powerhouse Edmonton poets of varying ages and cultural backgrounds. She, the Rock, explores the poets’ upbringing, truths, and family journeys. Together, they share with us the embodiment of their personal stories as they intertwine in this city. By interweaving their journeys together in story on the stage, they invite you to embrace and celebrate the collection of their diverse histories and present realities.

Rayanne Haines
Emily Riddle
Dawn Carter

Artist Sponsored by Taproot Edmonton

Jacqueline Baker (Host)

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March 7, 2022
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Westbury Theatre, Fringe Theatre Arts Barns
10330 84 Ave NW
Edmonton, Alberta T6E 2G9 Canada
780 409 1910

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SkirtsAfire respectfully acknowledges that we are telling stories on the traditional and ancestral homeland of diverse Indigenous peoples including Nehiyawak (Cree), Metis, Inuit, Dene, Blackfoot, Saulteaux and Nakota Sioux, who have lived and travelled through this place thousands of years before us. We are all treaty people and as settlers to Treaty 6 Territory, which is also home to Métis Settlements and the Métis Nation of Alberta, we are striving to better listen, understand and learn from the Indigenous ways of knowing, being and doing. We respect and celebrate the languages, history and culture of the First Nations, Metis and Inuit whose presence continues to enrich this vibrant community here in ᐊᒥᐢᑲᐧᒋᐋᐧᐢᑲᐦᐃᑲᐣ, Amiskwacîwâskahikan, also known as Edmonton, and at SkirtsAfire.