The Body Project (working title)

The Body Project is a new interdisciplinary performance created from interviews, symposiums and round-tables with people of diverse ages, backgrounds and perspectives who identify as female, non-binary or on the femme spectrum. The movement has been mined from our unique struggles with body image, and the comic/tragic relentlessness of “cultural” pressure. We are exploring questions around body image and how we navigate this unsteady terrain in our personal and professional lives.

Creator/choreographer/writer: Tara Cheyenne Friedenberg (with the cast)

Performer/collaborators: Bevin Poole, Caroline Liffmann, Kate Franklin, Kim Stevenson, Tara Cheyenne Friedenberg

Outside eyes: Justine A Chambers, Michelle Olson, Jamie Robinson

Original Music: Marc Stewart

Lighting: Taylor Janzen with James Proudfoot


  • Magnetic North Theatre Festival: Jim Green Studio, Vancouver,B.C. - June 4, 2019

  • Dancing on the Edge: Firehall Theatre Centre, Vancouver, B.C. - July 11 and 13, 2019

Thank you to everyone who has generously contributed to The Body Project: Lisa Gelley, Joanna Garfinkel, Olivia C. Davies, Caroline Liffman, Fay Nass, Delia Brett, Sarah Hayward, Ashley Whitehead, Patti Allan, Kate Franklin, Kim Stevenson, Bevin Poole, Amber Funk Barton, Zahra Shahab, Chelsea Goddard, Janice Beley, Daisy Thompson, Sherry Caves, Meg Brady, River Wilde, Miriam Colvin, Justine A. Chambers, Chick Snipper.