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Toronto, ON
July 13-22, 2018
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Step right up and pay your dues to witness a performance that transmutes time: a barbaric banquet boasting aberrant bodies and dusky denizens from exotic cultures — ALIVE!! Hurry! Hurry! Hurry!

Behold the wonders of Injun rarities Monique Mojica (Guna and Rappahannock) and Barry Bilinsky (Metis/Cree), for a limited performance run. The spectacle will be held at the b current Performing Arts Co. in Wychwood Barns at 601 Christie Street for your amusement, July 13 – 22, 2018 at 8PM with blankaroo nights (PWYC) on July 15 and July 18 at 2PM.

This Ten-in-One odditorium will highlight Izzie The Invisible Woman- an Alchemist, FlimFlam Sam – The Outside Talker, The Authentic Cockboy, Vibora de los Veinte Venenos and a full cabinet of curiosities for your viewing pleasure. Hurry, hurry, claim your seats and observe these exotic stories in Tkaronto’s very own sideshow before their next jump. With freakish alchemy and chaos, there is only one way to find out if Izzie M. will be able to pull-off her own disenfreakment! It will leave you gasping in delight, awing in amusement, defying your wildest dreams — and nightmares!

Following the blowoff, visit the concessionaire to purchase your souvenir parlour card of Izzie M. (Monique Mojica) & FlimFlam Sam (Barry Balinski). These rare collectors items shall never be reproduced.

The cascades are bubbling, so do not wait! Nab your passes today for only 15 aces ($), it’s bound to be a madhouse!




Chocolate Woman Collective is comprised of senior Indigenous artists, artist/scholars and their collaborators, and was formed in 2007 to research and create the theatrical performance, “Chocolate Woman Dreams the Milky Way“. These accomplished artists are brought together by our shared interest in research, exploration and practical application of Indigenous aesthetic principles in all areas of the dramatic arts, in theory, process and practice. Chocolate Woman Collective is inter-disciplinary, cross-cultural and inter-generational. We are pushing the parameters of our respective art forms as we devise culturally specific dramaturgies from which to build Indigenous performance.

Chocolate Woman Collective is dedicated to the rigorous application of a creative process that privileges Indigenous Knowledges, cultural aesthetics and performance principles. Our artistic practice integrates theory, practice-based research (both archival and field) and embodied studio work in the creation of new work that dislodges colonialism from the body. Our mandate is to create collaborative, inter-disciplinary, cross-cultural and inter-generational Indigenous theatrical performances and to tour them hemispherically and throughout the world. The performances created from this practice serve, for our audiences, as interventions that shift cultural paradigms and contribute to a larger project of cultural and historical reclamation.

Chocolate Woman Collective is proudly funded by the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council and the Toronto Arts Council. Special thanks to the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity and Article 11.

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