A woman* enters a room and sits in a chair. Opposite her a man sits hand sewing a shirt for himself. Over a cup of tea, the woman speaks. The man listens with an open heart. They continue for 20 minutes. The woman leaves. The man, still sewing, waits as another woman sits in the chair and begins to speak...
By listening to a woman speak of her experiences as a woman whilst I make my own shirt, I hope to challenge the sometimes-unhealthy power dynamic between genders.
This work is performed for one audience member at a time. The audience member speaks. The performer listens.
*Includes anyone who identifies as female.
Warning: Contains mild coarse language
“It was moving, sad and wonderful.”
Riley – Audience.
“Thank you, thank you, thank you. Tonight was filled with so much warmth, honesty, rawness, compassion... so much humanness. It was as intimate as sharing tea with a dear friend and as expansive as standing on a cliff top with the stars shining like the hope in your heart.”
Sarah - Audience.