The Drake Underground
1150 Queen Street West
Ticket Price: $15 Save with a Pass
Thursday August 4th 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Friday August 5th 8:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Sunday August 7th 6:15 PM - 7:15 PM
Monday August 8th 8:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Thursday August 11th 5:15 PM - 6:15 PM
Friday August 12th 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Latecomer Policy

No Latecomers.


Nudity, Strong Language, Mature Themes.


A layered history of naked female bodies in performance, NAKED LADIES asks tough questions around the nature of the female body and tries to understand its contested position between stigma and celebration. It brings together personal anecdotes – both traumatic and silly – alongside art history, feminist theory, and performance art, as the performer attempts a queer reckoning the/her own body. Between the naked and the nude, between forgetting fathers and remembering mothers, past sexual stigma and personal secrets, NAKED LADIES asks why women get naked on stage. Why, where, and for whom?

“This is a bold and brilliant one-woman show — filled with more questions than answers” ★★★★★ -Edmonton Journal

“Porn, porn porn porn, men want to f you, or any person they see naked, or did you miss that class in grade ten biology?” -Doreen Savoie, concerned citizen

“Maybe that’s what you are trying to do: reach through shame to seek worthiness? belonging? love? But why can’t you do one show that I can see?” -Thea’s mom


Directed by Zoë Erwin-Longstaff; Written and Performed by Thea Fitz-James; Projection and Lighting design by Remington North; Outside Eye by Arlen Aguayo Stewart; Stage Managed by Stephanie Taylor.

Curator's Note

"Nekked. Oh yeah.
Bodies. They’ve been around all this time and we still don’t know what to do with them. Why do they still trouble us? Why do they still mean so much, and in so many ways! Smart. Honest. And funny." - Guillermo Verdecchia