A celebration of femmes in all their messy, painful and triumphant glory. One Time for the Femmes is an intimate and poetic behind-the-scenes look in the dressing room of three queer femmes.
Les Femmes Fatales acknowledges that this land we are on is the traditional territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation, the Anishinaabe, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples and is now home to many diverse First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. Les Femmes Fatales is grounded in reclamation and celebration of self- love, self-worship and ownership of Black Femme bodies and sexuality. We recognize and stand in allyship with our Indigenous community that Indigenous bodies, gender and sexuality is sacred and should be honoured. We stand with our Indigenous community in seeking to undo Eurocentric and Judeo-Christian morality and views that police and teach shame in the ways in which we view the feminine body as sacred, the gender spectrum and fluidity as spiritual and sexuality as part of the creator’s work. Through our art, and work, we seek to heal ourselves and those who came before us. We recognize that we must respect and care for this land that we live, love and work on. We recognize that Toronto is covered by treaty 13 with the Mississauga's of the Credit.
Commissioned by Nightwood Theatre. Curated by Dainty Smith. Performed by Belle Jumelles, Ivory, and Rania “Violet” El Mugammar, of Les Femmes Fatales Burlesque Troupe. Poetry by Rania El Mugammar. Edited by Golboo Amani.
Warning: mild use of profanity and sexual acts spoken of.