Woman Idiot Lunatic Criminal
On the turntable Meg spins wicked dreams about being a DJ, but she’s too scared to take her act out of the basement. Great Granny is so old, all she does is rock out to scratchy recordings of long-forgotten suffragette rally songs and think about the past. Then their worlds collide in a mix that backspins them right into ‘herstory’ circa 1910. Get hijacked along with Meg, for a lesson in true determination from inside the ranks of women who created the largest social transformation in modern history.
"We must know the past to understand the present, and to face the future." - Nellie McClung (1873-1951)
Past president of Women In Film and accomplished screenwriter Terri Tatchell makes her theatrical debut to scratch out this funny and passionate multi media one-act play for young audiences, which she’s adapted from an un-produced work by shameless hussy. Award winning director and veteran hussy Renée Iaci leads the rally which features feisty performances by recent grads Ryan Beil [Theatre at UBC] and Lissa Neptuno [Langara’s Studio 58], both on their first date with shameless hussy. Joined by Diana Swayze and hussy co-artistic director Daune Campbell, this ensemble of rebellious actors will petition its way into your hearts. The shamelessly creative team are: Ozan Biron [Video Design], Tim Matheson [Slides], Karyn McCallum [Set], Erin Harris [Lighting], Stephen Bulat [Video and Production Sound Design], shameless hussy co-founder Lana Krause [Costumes], Kat Brooking [Stage Manager] and Ion Design [Poster].
"No woman, idiot, lunatic or criminal…shall have the right to vote." Elections Act, Dominion of Canada 1918
With an artistic mandate of “Telling provocative stories about women, to inspire the hand that rocks the cradle to rock the world.” shameless hussy puts ‘herstory’ to the forefront of all their work.
"shameless hussy specializes in potent, original, issue oriented theatrical productions..." THE PROVINCE
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- "Telling provocative stories about women to inspire the hand that rocks the cradle to rock the world… Woman Idiot Lunatic Criminal gets right to the heart of the matter." - GEORGIA STRAIGHT
"This has to be one of the most moving and informative, entertaining, brilliant plays I have been to. I felt very empowered after the play, very energized to be more active in the women’s’ movement... young women like me need this inspiration."
- Kay Sangha, Audience Member
"shameless hussy specializes in potent, original, issue oriented theatrical productions..." - VANCOUVER PROVINCE
"It makes me feel so good to know you are out there doing this kind of work. It's a very good thing. Thank you." - Shanda Walters, Educator
"Funny while sensitive and utterly sincere…brings the past into the present." - GLOBE AND MAIL
"Kudos! I thoroughly enjoyed the fast paced action and was impressed by the vivacity and versatility of the actors… the music was superb and period perfect. …well done. This was my first experience with shameless hussy productions but it certainly won't be my last. Thank you." - Eileen Edwards, Audience Member
"Editors Choice" - VANCOUVER MAGAZINE
"Daring, entertaining and even educational…" - VANCOUVER COURIER