The F Word

Sun January 27 - Sun January 27, 2019
The F Word

Arts Commons Presents
The F Word – Short Term Residency Presentation

Engineered Air Theatre
Sunday January 27, 2019

Doors at 6:00pm, Show at 7:00pm

This is a FREE event, but each attendee must RSVP at the link below.

General cabaret and regular seating, first-come first-served. Latecomers will only be seated at an appropriate break.

Keshia Cheesman and Bianca Miranda, performers and co-creators of The F Word (the f word, in this case, being “fat”), have had the opportunity to present four 10-15 minute iterations of their show - each time, a very different form yet all confronting fatphobia, diet culture, and celebrating their personal journeys. In this short-term residency, they want to continue to play and experiment with content that will lead to the development of a one-act show. Joining them in this residency is a third artist, Kathryn Smith, who will wear many hats as director, designer, and songwriter. As part of the public showing, you can expect to see three snippets from their week-long residency - something they are proud of, something they are unsure of, and a song (if it exists). Their hearts, minds, and bodies are open to the endless possibilities that can come of this week.

The Preamp Short-Term Residency, which is currently in its pilot phase, aims to provide space for early to mid-career artists from diverse backgrounds and practices to develop work in its earliest stages over the course of a 7 day residency.

The performance is approx. 30 minutes in duration. We encourage audiences to stay after to visit with artists and other audience members.

This venue is wheelchair accessible.

Gender neutral accessible washrooms are available in this venue. Gender specific accessible washrooms are available by speaking with our Front of House Staff.

This space is accepting of all-types of difference, and all attendees have a right to feel safe at Arts Commons regardless of age, ancestry, colour, family status, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, mental disability, physical disability, place of origin, race, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, or source of income (Alberta Human Rights Act). To this end, Arts Commons will not tolerate abusive or discriminatory behaviour, please know that such behaviour is grounds for removal from the event. If you witness abusive or discriminatory behaviour please speak with a member of staff.

We regret that a relaxed performance, audio described performance, or audio-enhanced/subtitles are not available for this presentation. Please do not hesitate to contact us should you have any questions or comments:

Please do not hesitate to call our box office with any questions or concerns regarding ticketing or accessibility: 403-294-9494.

To make planning your trip a bit easier, the most convenient parking can be found in the Arts Commons Parkade or across the street in the City Hall Parkade (attached by a +15 with an elevator). Arts Commons is also easily accessible by Calgary Transit (the C-Train is a block away) and the Centre City Cycle Track Network (there are bike racks out front of each entrance on 8th Ave SE).




Ideal for: Performances, presentations, lectures, weddings
Capacity: 185 – Theatre-style seating 150 – Cocktail reception  80 - dinner
Stage: Stage measures 11’ deep x 34’ wide 
Accessibility: Theatre seating includes wheelchair accessible seats
Included: customizable theatre lighting, standard room set-up, private lobby, event planning support 

Completed in 1994 the Engineered Air Theatre carries on the tradition of having a theatre located in its exact location for over 100 years, even incorporating rescued decorative elements from the old Empress Theatre into both its theatre and lobby design. In the summer of 2016, the Engineered Air had a face lift with the comfier chairs and updated décor.