a field of crowns presents:
by Andrew Gaboury
by Thea Fitz-James
If you missed totem. in Hamilton, now’s your chance to catch it in Toronto!
Together, Fitz-James and Gaboury bring you a night of honesty, ritual, mythology, story, bias, nakedness and drinking.
totem. is an exploration of one man’s emotional, mental landscape as he confronts his crumbling relationship and is presented with a fantastic manifestation of his ideals. While a work of fiction, totem. was born from months riddled with a crisis of self-confidence. At the end of this time, Gaboury realised what he needed wasn’t what he always relied on, and instead found relief in something completely unexpected. totem. began life as a short story, mostly written by stream-of-conscious, influenced by the performance of spoken-word poetry.
NAKED LADIES is that moment where someone tells you that women are naturally secretive. It’s the moment they say, “Women take off their clothes to forget about their fathers”. It’s locked in the skin; intimate—between the shadow and the soul. For what are we hiding when we show it all? And what does it mean to be truly exposed? Between the naked and the nude, between forgetting fathers and remembering mothers, past sexual stigma and personal secrets, NAKED LADIES weaves personal narrative, art history, and performance theory to ask why women get naked on stage and off. Why, where and for whom?
WARNING: This show contains mature and explicit content.
Dec. 13th & 14th
@ 7pm & 9pm
hub14, 14 Markham St., Toronto, ON
$15 general / $10 arts worker & student
tickets are available at the door
can be reserved online by sending an email to: