The Art House presents
Made to Measure - by Alana Valentine
14 Jun 2019 Showing at The Art House Studio
A LIFE-AFFIRMING PLAY ABOUT FINDING LOVE, TRUST AND THAT PERFECT DRESS
Bride-to-be Ashleigh commissions Monica, a couture designer, to make the wedding dress of her dreams. She is reassured by Monica’s promises that the process will celebrate Ashleigh and fill her with confidence, but Ashleigh’s outward assurance masks internal conflict and doubt. As the wedding approaches, both client and stylist are forced to face the complicated relationship they have with each other, body shape and social prejudice.
Drawing on interviews with designers, brides and health-based scientists, Made to Measure shimmers with Alana Valentine’s hallmark authenticity, empathy, and humour.
The 11AM performance is open to schools and the general public and include a post-show Q&A session. Teacher resource kits are also available. To discuss making a school booking, please contact our education coordinator, Emma, on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Made to Measure is supported by the NSW Government through Create NSW.
Presented in association with the Bupa Health Foundation
Made to Measure was commissioned by the University of Sydney’s Charles Perkins Centre, dedicated to easing the world’s lifestyle diseases such as obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and related conditions.
Writer Alana Valentine
Director Timothy Jones
Designer Melanie Liertz
Composer & Sound Designer Dave Bergman
Lighting Designer Verity Hampson
Cast Tracy Mann, Megan Wilding and Sam O’Sullivan