Girls! Girls! Girls! – “Tools of the Trade”
Thank you for coming to the 9th Annual Girls! Girls! Girls! as we explore the theme “Tools of the Trade”.
The simplest way to define a tool is “an object that our opposable thumbs allow us to pick up and use to perform a task in our trade.”
Simple is not part of the world of Girls!Girls!Girls! Our talented local women artists have explored many definitions of tools and how they affect our lives. Some tools help us cope, others cause us to break down; some stimulate us, others leave us numb; some feed us, others cause us emptiness; some bring us joy, some pain; some allow us to hide, and some reveal all. Tools can build up or they can destroy.
We are pleased once again, to be raising funds for the Gas Station Arts Centre’s Capital Improvement Fund–the sharing of your resources will help equip the GSAC and all its endeavours.
Enjoy the Gala!–It is our dear hope that none of you go home feeling like a tool.
Ruth Baines & Kim Zeglinski, Co-Producers. Cynthia Wolfe-Nolin, Curator.
“Tools of the Trade” G!G!G! 2013
Girls! Girls! Girls! Cabaret Artists
Host – Andrea Von Wichert “Andrea often feels like a tool.”
A Lemon For Your Thoughts – Jolene Bailie/ Gearshifting Performance Works
Choreography: Jolene Bailie
Sound: Michael Gordon, David Lang, Julia Wolfe
“Hiding in a sweater or a secret pee break; we all have our tools of the trade.”
eWRECKtion site – The Talentless Lumps – Birth-Out,
Vite Feet Feet Vite, Babaganough, Corneil, Dawna, Gastromargia “We love tools. We love girls. We love YOU!”
Showgirl – Miss Angela La Muse
“A burlesque performers tools of the trade are her/his costumes and props. This ‘functional’ outfit is designed by Alex Espinosa.”
Double Double… – Jolie L’Esperance
“Everyday tools for use in the Mother of all Trades.”
Happiness Threads – Melanie Dennis Unrau
“Tools of a young mother: diapers, stroller, toys, food. These online-posts-as-poems attend to the tiny details.”
We ARE our Tools of the Trade! – Prairie Caravan Tribal Bellydance
“Much of dance is often the costume, but we ARE our Tools of the Trade; not our costuming . . .”
Spanx for the Self-Deprecation~One – Heather Witherden
“A very common theme for female comedians is self-deprecation; watch me struggle with loving myself by releasing from this constraint.”
Writer’s Block – Jessica Burleson
“How many tools does it take to get the job done?”
Sage Says – Kitty Kittie
“Sonic Storytelling… My tools: Words. Colors. Sounds. A story. Your imagination.
Metamorphosis – Talia Pura
“A bull whip and ropes – yes, those are all the tools that this dominatrix needs to ply her trade.”
Spanx for the Self-Deprecation~Two – Heather Witherden
Henckel – The Fu Fu Chi Chi Choir
“The Fu Fu Chi Chi Choir believes that the right tool can come in handy for people from all walks of life.”
16 Pounds – DJBeekeeni
“16 Tons” by Tennesse Ernie Ford reinterpreted by DJBeekeeni and the Fu Fu Chi Chi Choir.
The Boo Hag – Leigh-Anne Kehler
“The Boo Hag’s tools of the trade include a bodacious body but not one that’s her own…A Southern tale told in first person quite haggardly.”
g a m e – Megan Sekiya & Brittany Thiessen
“In the wrong hands, a powerful tool is rendered ineffective. May the best chick win.”
Spanx for the Self-Deprecation~Three – Heather Witherden
Ma’am, Yes Ma’am! – Ruth Baines & Kim Zeglinski He: “She can be SUCH a TOOL sometimes!”
She: “He can be SUCH a TOOL sometimes!”
She Wields Discipline – Süss, Emily Barker, Victoria Perrie “No art is complete without the discipline to apply the tools you put into your toolkit.”
Official Resignation of Santa Claus – Cara Lytwyn “Celebrity lawyer Phil Cosgrove (representing Mr. Santa Claus) gives public notice of his client quitting the biz.”
Spot the Fish – Liz Cooper
“Here’s my train of thought on “Tools of the Trade”: aerial net, net, fishing net, fishing industry, Newfoundland, Newfie fishing song, Newfie fishing song my mom used to play on the accordion when I was a kid, yay Mom, I have a new aerial dance piece!”