The Vintage Project

Created by Rachel Behling, Catherine Frid, Susan Grise, Irena Huljak, and Zehra Nawab (members of the 2020 Women’s Room) with dramaturgy by Lisa O’Connell. Designed in Gather by Rebecca Ballarin.

Welcome to Auburn Vintage, where notes are hidden in dress pockets, garments become characters, and the secrets of the people who wore them are revealed. Travel through time, weave through clothing racks, and leave your own stories behind.

A site-specific theatrical experience that welcomes audiences into Auburn Vintage Clothiers. This is a collaboration between six creators in Pat the Dog’s 2020 Women’s Room that explores the connection between women’s stories, women’s clothing, and the ethos behind buying vintage, while piloting a collaborative model that sees femme-identifying creators animating femme-owned businesses in Waterloo region. For Femme Folks Fest 2021 we are excited to present this piece virtually in Gather.Town as a bespoke, multisensory, choose-your-own-adventure!

You’re invited to visit Auburn Vintage as an Avatar in Gather; traversing through different departments of the store, each imagined as playful opportunities for discovery. See the store from a new perspective as you search through bridal wear, jewelry, shoes, and accessories, and uncover storied vintage gems. Store staff will be your guides along the way!

The Vintage Project will be open to a maximum of 20 visitors on:

Tuesday, March 16th from 7-9pm
Friday, March 19th from 7-9pm
Saturday, March 20th from 1-3pm

Note that an All Access Pass does NOT grant entry to the Vintage Project. You need to book a ticket separately.

When you book a ticket you are reserving a spot to attend on that date, during that timeframe; the experience is not a full two hours. A member of the team will be in touch at a later date with more information about when and how to enter the virtual space!

If you are able during these unprecedented times, we kindly suggest a donation of $50.
All Femme Folks Fest donations will be directed to local artists.