Mister Brendan Healy | The Silicone Diaries [2009]
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The Silicone Diaries [2009]

by Nina Arsenault, Buddies in Bad Times

The Silicone Diaries is Nina Arsenault’s tour de force account of her transition from an awkward man into a jaw dropping silicone bombshell, a process that spanned eight years, sixty surgical procedures and a lifetime of preparation. Blurring the lines between fake and real and playing with the tension between society’s presumed desire for authenticity and its demonstrated preference for the artificial, The Silicone Diaries is a frank exploration of the contradictions associated with the quest for beauty.


Created and Performed by Nina Arsenault
Directed by Brendan Healy
Set & Lighting: Trevor Schwellnus
Sound Composition: Richard Feren
Video: Kelly Clipperton
Dramaturgy: Judith Rudakoff
Produced by Buddies in Bad Times Theatre
Also presented by Theatre Lachapelle (Montreal), The Magnetic North Theatre Festival (Ottawa), and The Cultch (Vancouver)

Production stills by Alejandro Santiago and David Hawe