The Shoe Project

Presented by SkirtsAfire Festival with Workshop West Playwrights’ Theatre in Association with The Shoe Project Charity

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Saturday, March 11 @ 7:30pm
Sunday, March 12 @ 4:30pm
Tickets are $30 for adults and $24 for students/seniors including fees. 10 Pay-What-You-Can tickets available for each performance, book online below to redeem. Due to limited capacity, we highly recommend securing your seat in advance!

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Shoes accompany us on our journeys. They are with us wherever we go, they say who we are, where we came from, and where we are going.

The Shoe Project is a national initiative that amplifies the voices of Canadian immigrant and refugee women through storytelling. Whether selected by choice or imposed by circumstance the shoes we wear can make or break a journey, shape our experiences, and open doors to our future. The Shoe Project 2023 is Edmonton’s second live iteration of this compelling project. In December, a group of immigrant and refugee women began working with veteran Canadian playwright Conni Massing to write stories of their arrival and adaptation to Canada centred around a pair of shoes they have worn. When their stories are completed, each woman will be coached by local theatre professionals and then tell their story for audiences in a revelatory public performance.

The Shoe Project’s mission is to advance education by providing programs, courses, workshops and seminars to immigrant and refugee women to develop their written and oral skills, as well as their leadership skills. Thank you to The Shoe Project Charity for their guidance and contributions towards the Edmonton chapter of this initiative. To find out more about the shoe project charity based in Toronto, visit

The Shoe Project is Supported by

Workshop West Playwrights' Theatre
The Shoe Project Charity
YWCA Edmonton
Kunitz Shoes
Duncan Craig LLP
Allard Foundation

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    • $30.00 inc $3.00 fee
    • 11-March 12, 2023
    • 90 minutes
    • The Gateway Theatre
    • subvenue The Gateway Theatre
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