Amigos Cantina – Backroom
Hosted by Dani Albert
Guest: Dawn Dumont
Are you a woman, female identifying or genderqueer individual? Are you interested in trying stand-up comedy? Are you looking for tips on getting started? Maybe you’re just interested in writing rather than performing! Join us on September 27, 2018 for our next Comedy Writing Workshop for Women! We will gather for 60 to 90 minutes each month. This will allow women from all walks of life to build a sense of community and feel empowered when entering the world of comedy! Whether this is your first time or your 100th time, please join us!
This is a monthly event, where you can hear tips on writing comedy, starting out in stand-up and learn about the comedy scene in Saskatoon. You will also have the opportunity to work on your own material, in a safe, friendly round-table atmosphere with other women. We will work on material; help one another out by listening to other perspectives and work-shopping different ideas. Don’t worry if you do not yet have any material or jokes written. That’s what this event is here for.
Each month we will also have a professional comedian come in to chat with the group, to offer stories and advice. The guest comedian will also be able to take a few questions, so you can hear from an expert, what you’ve always wanted to know about stand-up comedy. Our guest for September is the hilarious and fabulous Dawn Dumont!
Dawn Dumont is a Plains Cree comedian and actor born and raised in Saskatchewan, Canada. She says of her reservation, the Okanese First Nation, that it is “quite possibly the smallest reservation in the world but what it doesn’t have in terms of land area, the people make up for in sheer head size”. Dawn has made people laugh at comedy clubs across North American, including New York’s Comic Strip, the New York Comedy Club, and the Improv. She began her comedy career in Toronto on stages such as Yuk Yuk’s and the Laugh Resort. Dawn is currently a comedy writer for CBC Radio and the Edmonton Journal, and is a Story Editor for By the Rapids, an animation comedy series on APTN.
Check Dawn out here: https://www.thistledownpress.com/html/search/Authors/Dawn_Dumont/index.cfm
There is no admission fee for this event. There will be a tip jar at the end, where you can pay what you like. Food and drinks will be available for order through Amigos Cantina. This event is only for women, female identifying and genderqueer individuals. Sorry men, you’ll have to sit this one out.