Well, we knew 2020 would start off with a hiss and a roar, and it’s all to do with the fantastic project that has been consuming us since October – and we can now tell you all about it!!
Opening Thursday 19th March as part of the Dunedin Fringe Festival…
In association with The Dear Boobs Project, we are incredibly proud to present a landmark production of ‘Dear Boobs on Stage’, an organic re-telling of intimate, sincere, courageous [and often hilarious] letters written by women affected by breast cancer to their breasts.
“After agonising over why I was so sad about losing my floppy, uneven, cancer-filled
breast, I wrote a letter: ‘Dear Boobs…’. Writing that letter helped. Reading it back
helped too.” Emily Searle, The Dear Boobs Project.
Dear Boobs was published in late 2018 and to date more than 1,200 copies of the book
have been sent around the world, reaching and helping to support those affected by sharing
honest and inspiring conversations. Suitcase Theatre saw the opportunity to take this
inspirational collection to the stage, giving the Dunedin community a unique theatrical
interpretation, which would not have otherwise been available. This is the first staging of Dear Boobs.
Find out more about The Dear Boobs Project here.
Taking a selection of the Dear Boobs letters onto the stage for a sincere and respectful
story-sharing performance allows audiences to experience the material in a different medium – instead of reading the letters, they can be part of a community of people sharing the letters as they come to life. We love this about story-sharing theatre.
‘Dear Boobs on Stage’ marries together The Dear Boobs Project’s vision of ‘sharing wisdom, inspiring healing, and celebrating the breast cancer community’, with Suitcase Theatre’s vision of ‘producing theatre with heart, inspiring conversations, and supporting our community.’
We are very proud to present a talented all-female cast of local performers, with original live music performed by The Dragonfly Rustlers to complement the stories. 50% of the proceeds will be donated to The Dear Boobs Project to assist them in sharing more of Dear Boobs with the world.
We would love for you to join us in sharing these stories which we hope will be not only a visual feast, but a feast for your hearts, minds, souls, and boobs too!