U of S brings women’s labour story to Fringe stage

SASKATOON - A new play at the PotashCorp Fringe Theatre Festival will shed light on the historical role women have played as labour activists in Canada.

The production, titled With Glowing HeartsHow Ordinary Women Worked Together to Change the World (and Did), is part of a partnership between University of Saskatchewan (U of S) researchers and dramatists to bring research findings to the stage.

July 28 – Aug. 6

(Showtimes listed at www.25thstreettheatre.org/tickets)

Victoria School Gym

639 Broadway Avenue

With Glowing Hearts is based on research by Elizabeth Quinlan, associate professor, U of S Department of Sociology, into the lasting impact made by miners’ wives—through their work in women’s auxiliaries in remote mining towns during the mid-20th century—on Canada’s labour landscape. The play is directed by Julia Jamison, assistant professor in the Department of Drama, and features a cast of U of S students and alumni.

Media can arrange to visit live rehearsals of the production from July 25–27. Video from rehearsal is available to media upon request. A video teaser for the show can be viewed online: https://vimeo.com/175416554


For more information, contact:

Elizabeth Quinlan
Associate Professor
Department of Sociology
University of Saskatchewan

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