SKIN A CAT by Isley Lynn
7PM – 8:30PM March 18
Every teenager thinks they’re the only one not having sex. But for Alana, it may well be true. But every time she gets close to doing it something just seems to get in the way… Soon she can’t help wondering: Is it this tricky for everyone else? Because no one ever said it was going to be this complicated.
With a kaleidoscope of off-kilter characters, Skin A Cat follows Alana on an awkward sexual odyssey: from getting her first period at nine years old and freaking out her frantic mother, to watching bad porn at a house party with her best friend’s boyfriend, to a painful examination by an overly cheery gynaecologist – all in the pursuit of losing her virginity and finally becoming a woman. Whatever that means…
“We are so excited to have the opportunity to present a reading of Isley Lynn’s piece; to explore the staging of intimacy in a digital context, to discuss the themes of consent and sexual health that the piece explores, and to examine how the piece resonates in a Canadian context.”
Please note: This piece contains mature content and themes, including sexual content and strong language. Recommended for ages 16+.