One girl and her story of the most important piece of clothing in a young woman’s life: a bikini. My Weight and Why I Carry It tells the tale of Vic Woode and the events that lead her to presenting herself in front of a strange audience.
Drawing inspiration from the playwright and performer’s real-life experiences, the play tackles the tough subjects of fatphobia, tenuous family relationships, and the ways that a simple piece of clothing can impact one’s life so meaningfully.
Director: Ingrid Wylde
Producer: Anton Krueger and Rhodes University Drama Department
Performer: Tasmin Sherman
Designer: Emily Latt
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Tasmin Sherman is a writer and performer focused on creating work that deals with the nuances of living in a fat, queer body. She has completed her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Drama as well as her Honours degree in Drama at Rhodes University. She is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Drama at Rhodes University.