Set in a department store change room, five separate characters enter a curtained space and are forced to confront the turmoil within their own lives. The mistakes of a prepubescent boy influence the trajectory of his future. Two teenage girls see their friendship shift amidst a changing sense of self. Written by emerging playwright Ellery Lamm, The Fitting Room explores the intersections of religion, sexuality and moving forward in the face of loss. The premiere production was presented by Vino Bueno Productions in May 2017 at Intrepid Theatre in Victoria, British Columbia.
Sophie Underwood, Renee Killough, Crystal Loszchuk, Alex Judd, Jack Hayes and Jessica Lane
Directed by Anna Marie Anderson with sound design by CJ McGillivray, set design by Annie Konstantinos, lighting design by Nicholas Beamish and costume design by Rachel Levy. Stage managed by Frankie Mulder with support from Vino Bueno artistic director Kate taddei, executive director Kate Loomer, design representative Delaney Tesch and technical representative Carolyn Moon.
Vino Buono is grateful to create and perform on the traditional and unceded territories of the Lekwungen people, now known as the Songhees and Esquimalt Nations.
Teenage years are fleshed out in tragedy, although with enough humour to give it heart… The stories interlock almost too perfectly, but with just enough awkwardness to keep it organic.
– Felicia Santarossa, Nexus Newspaper
The creativity of the script and direction to make it work, [are] the reason theatre continuously delights me. It’s implausible… but that’s the beauty: figuring out the connections between characters is so much fun, it becomes believable.
– Holly Lam, The Martlet