Ostoro Petahtegoose reading in Where The River Bends earlier this year

Ostoro Petahtegoose reading in Where The River Bends earlier this year.

In a momentous offering of theatre and the spoken word, Windsor Feminist Theatre invites the community to experience the evocative performance of “Where The River Bends.” This collection of monologues and poetry, performed by indigenous women and two-spirit individuals, promises to be a rich tapestry that highlights the variances and similarities in the human experience, viewed through the unique lens of indigenous culture.

“Where The River Bends” diverges from the mainstream narrative, as it puts front and center the voices that have long been marginalized. The evening promises personal monologues that delve into diverse topics—from personal histories and domestic abuse to odes about their mothers. These individual stories come together to create a mosaic, offering an unfiltered and intimate glimpse into the complexities and beauties of the lives of indigenous women and two-spirit individuals.


The Windsor Feminist Theatre will be presenting two performances of this compelling showcase, each set against an equally compelling backdrop. The first performance will be held on September 30th at Sho Art, Spirit & Performance, a cultural hub that elevates the arts in Windsor. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m., with the performance scheduled to begin at 6:00 p.m. A light reception will follow, encouraging dialogue and deeper understanding among attendees.

For those unable to attend the first date, a second opportunity will take place on October 1 at the scenic Mackenzie Hall Gazebo. This daytime affair will begin at 12 p.m., providing a different, yet equally impactful, atmosphere for the spoken words to be heard.

While the event is free of charge, the invaluable experiences that “Where The River Bends” aims to offer are limitless in their emotional and societal impact. However, seating is limited in both venues. The Windsor Feminist Theatre encourages early arrival to not only ensure entry but also to fully immerse oneself in the event from its commencement.

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