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Where There Is Smoke at UTSC

Where There Is Smoke: UTSC, December 4-5, 2018

Where There Is Smoke
an audio installation of work stories by female firefighters
December 4 & 5, 2018
Gallery 1265

SW209
University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC)
1265 Military Trail
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

During our residency at UTSC, we’ve been looking at the why and the how of our art-making process in order to invite students into this way of working.

Where There Is Smoke is a good fit because it relates to the work we’ve been doing in the Theatre &

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Telling stories: Where There Is Smoke

Read this thoughtful article by firefighter Julie Petruzzellis, Telling Stories: Where There is Smoke (PDF, 541 KB).

Julie first approached Red Dress Productions with a vision for what became the Women Firefighter Narrative Visibility Project — published in Fire Service Women Ontario’s quarterly print publication, Autumn 2018 issue.

Upcoming

Fire Service Women Ontario
Annual Professional Development Symposium & AGM
Kitchener-Waterloo
October 26 and 27, 2018

In Situ Festival
Small Arms Building
Mississauga,

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Where There Is Smoke: The Women Firefighter Narrative Visibility Project

Where There Is Smoke
Installation and reception
Saturday June 16, 2018
4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Workers Arts and Heritage Centre
51 Stuart Street, Hamilton, ON

An interactive, audio installation featuring women firefighters’ stories of standout and workaday moments from the community and the fire hall; a multi-dimensional portrait of career and volunteer firefighters with a diverse range of experiences and perspectives on camaraderie, fire science, training, and being one (or a few) amongst many.

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A group of women firefighters

Attention Women Firefighters – Tell your story!

The Women Firefighter Narrative Visibility Project (WFNVP) knows that women firefighters are making a difference in our communities every day.

This is your chance to share your experience – standout or workaday events or moments from the field, the community, or the fire hall. Together we’ll shape the stories that you want to tell into short narrative written or recorded art pieces — audio, visual, written or digital.

You don’t have to have any artistic experience. You will be led through the whole process by the professional artists from Red Dress Productions.

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