Black Theatre Workshop presents

Gas Girls

“Love for gas. Gas for cash. Cash for living. Living for love.”

From the company that brought the critically acclaimed productions of Sal Capone and Harlem Duet to Montreal audiences comes the Montreal Premiere of Gas Girls by Donna-Michelle St. Bernard, directed by Black Theatre Workshop Artistic Director Quincy Armorer and Liz Valdez.

Winner of the Dora Mavor Moore Award for outstanding new play and finalist for the 2011 Governor General’s Literary Award, Gas Girls is the heartbreakingly hopeful story of Gigi and Lola, two young girls discovering who they are while struggling to survive.

Gas Girls is inspired by the lives of marginalized women and girls in Zimbabwe, selling their bodies for gasoline outside truck stops as a means of survival. It offers a poignant and relevant perspective on social issues pertaining to gender inequality, the sex trade, and women’s relationship to their own bodies.

Donna-Michelle St. Bernard’s award-winning play is part of her “54-ology” – a project in which she is writing a performance work for each country in continental Africa. Gas Girls speaks to a humanitarian crisis in Zimbabwe exploring themes that are universal.

“I see Gas Girls now as a piece about how women survive in a place of scarcity,
a topic that reflects various situations around the world.
– Donna Michelle St-Bernard

Gas Girls features a dynamic and talented cast of actors including Virgilia Griffith, Alexandra Laferrière, Chimwemwe Miller and newcomer Jimmy Salami. The production will feature Set Design by Lara Kaluza (MECCA Award, A Line in the Sand) Costume Design by Susana Vera (META Award, The Bacchae; Harlem Duet), Lighting Design by Eric Mongerson (Stori Ya) and Sound Composition by Rob Denton (META nominee, Harlem Duet).

For additional information, please visit or for tickets contact the Segal Box Office  or 514-739-7944.

Segal Centre Studio,
5170 Chemin de la Côte-Sainte-Catherine
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