By Chloe Whitehorn
Directed by Will Britton
We are using music from Meg Gibson's album "Leave the Door Open" for pre and post show
A daughter struggles to reconcile the past she thought she knew with a wardrobe full of roles to try on. Upstairs Amelia is still angry with her mother and refuses to leave her childhood room because she doesn't have anything appropriate to wear. Downstairs her grandmother is entertaining the guests who have arrived for the wake. Amelia's missed some things over the years, including her moms questionable relationship with her high school neighbor. In a dizzying journey of crayons, circus acts and lavender martinis, Dressing Amelia is a lovingly penned letter for the mothers and daughters seeking to connect through states of mania and inherited trauma. Sometimes it's just a dress and sometimes it's so much more.
Trigger warnings: mental health
"unflinchingly direct, engagingly mysterious, darkly funny & compelling" -- Cate McKim (Life With More Cowbell theatre reviews)
Bottle Tree Productions' Studio Series was created to give Kingston playwrights production support for their original work. Collaborating with Kingston directors, actors and designers, we are happily into our second season of plays for adult audiences!
All plays are set to run in one act (75 minutes or less) and are hosted in our own Bottle Tree Studio in St Andrew's Presbyterian Church.
All of the studio series shows are partnered with a local musician or group and we proudly feature their music before and after the show. Musicians are paid a percentage of ticket sales, and all other artists are paid on a profit-sharing model.
The Bottle Tree Studio (View)
130 Clergy St. East
Kingston, ON K7K 3S3
|Kid Friendly: No
|Dog Friendly: No
|Wheelchair Accessible: No
Unfortunately, this venue is not accessible for those with mobility issues (stairs).