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“The Vintage Project” co-created by Catherine Frid

March 16 @ 12:00 am - March 20 @ 12:00 am EDT

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!

About Femme Folks Fest

March 8th-20th, Waterloo Region

Welcome to Femme Folks Fest 2021!  A festival dedicated to and in celebration of Women identified or presenting with Productions, Panels, Pop-Ups, Professional Development and more. Celebrated in March worldwide, International Women’s month is a focal point for the championing of women’s rights and gender equality. At present there is no consistent large-scale programming dedicated to Women in Waterloo Region to coincide with International Women’s Month.

Until now.

Femme Folks Fest (FFF) creates space for community to come together and watch performances, engage in conversation, and celebrate the incredible work of femme-identifying artists. The heart of Femme Folks Fest 2021 will be a virtual space built in Gather, and all FFF programming will take place virtually using both Gather and Zoom. 

A Femme Folks Fest Pass is available for a Pay-What-You-Will Donation. The FFF Pass gets you access to events and activities including play readings, artist talks, studio tours with our Artists in Residence, after-parties, and plenty of surprises. Please note that free tickets to The Vintage Project need to be reserved separately here.

During the Festival, FFF Pass holders will receive a daily email — the FFF Heart Beat — containing event descriptions and links needed to attend. Femme Folks Fest’s line-up is meant to be experienced in community, with artists and other audience members, and events will occur at a set showtime.

To fully experience Femme Folks Fest 2021 you will need access to a computer (laptop/desktop) that has a camera and microphone. Join us on Gather and engage socially with artists and other audience members throughout the Festival.

FFF Pass holders will be invited to explore Gather pre-Festival at our Run Around and Systems Check! 

Gather is a web-browser based virtual platform that combines video-calling with a 2D map that you explore as an Avatar, allowing you to move fluidly, with space to start conversations with those around you. You will be invited to participate in moments of interaction with artists and other audience members throughout Femme Folks Fest. Gather requires a computer (laptop or desktop) and a Chrome or Firefox browser. We recommend wearing headphones.  Please note that Gather is not yet fully supported in mobile (phone/tablet). 

For more information please visit How to Gather @ FFF or consult Gather’s Welcome Guide 

Zoom can be accessed on a computer (laptop or desktop), iPad, tablet or smartphone. You can also call in to a session on your phone for an audio-only experience. We recommend downloading the Zoom app to your device. To check that you have the most recent version of Zoom, visit: If you are just getting started with Zoom, here is a video guide:

Need technical support to attend Femme Folks Fest 2021?

Email Rebecca at

Femme Folks Fest is produced by Pat the Dog Theatre Creation. Founded in 2006, Pat the Dog provides an essential home for the creation of extraordinary new works of Canadian theatre. The company is led by Artistic Director Lisa O’Connell.


March 16 @ 12:00 am EDT
March 20 @ 12:00 am EDT
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