“A CHALLENGING, MULTI-LAYERED DISCUSSION OF NAKED LADIES THROUGH HISTORY. A DENSE, DARING, AND BRAVE PRODUCTION. THIS IS REALLY WHAT THE FRINGE IS ALL ABOUT. SEE IT.” -GLOBAL, 5 STARS
"A BOLD AND BRILLIANT ONE-WOMAN SHOW ...AN INTIMATE AND INTENSE EXPLORATION OF HER LIFE, MASTURBATION, EXPLICIT BODY ARTISTS, AND THE POLITICS OF FEMALE NUDITY" -EDMONTON JOURNAL, 5 STARS
RUNNER-UP: Best English Production, Montreal Fringe 2016
NOMINATED: Best Solo Show, Montreal Fringe 2016
NOMINATED: Freestanding Room Award For Doing Big Things In Small SpaceS, Montreal Fringe 2016
NAKED LADIES is a revisionist queer history of nudity in performance through an examination of canonical naked images but also: black bodies, queer bodies, feminized bodies. As an examination of why we get naked in performance, it asks tough questions about the ‘nature’ of the female body in contemporary culture, trying to understand its contested position between stigma and celebration. But it is more than just a lecture. A combination of storytelling, performance art and theatre, Fitz-James looks at her own life, upbringing and naked stories, both traumatic and silly, attempting a queer reckoning the (her) naked body.