41 Tomboy Survival Guide

British Columbia
Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Performance Works
$17 / $9.50

Tomboy Survival Guide is a collaboration between Ivan Coyote and three fast friends who, through story, music, lyrics, memories and photographs, have created a show that’s part anthem and part instructions for dismantling the gender stories we tell. Coyote and the all-tomboy band invite you to join them as they navigate the narrow halls of public washrooms, skirt the threat of being picked to be a flower girl, triumph over tying a double Windsor knot and discover the power and beauty in realizing they were handsome all along. A defiant, fearless and tender performance awaits you, fresh from the creative minds of Coyote, award-winning author of 10 previous books, and musical friends who have found their own way to be true.

Suitable for Grades 10-12 and adults


  • Tomboy Survival Guide, Ivan Coyote

Curriculum Connections:

  • Cultural identity. Performance arts.


Have students discuss what they are thankful for from their upbringing and what they wish they could change. 

Have students write a 2-minute piece on “What it means to be me” and present it in front of the class.