Black Wool Jacket
Written and Performed By: Natalie Frijia
to the 2019 Tampa Fringe
and Hamilton Fringe Festivals
Black Wool Jacket spins true tales from a wild nightclub coat check.
Meet Nat, bookish PhD student in desperate need of a side job. When the only gig she can find is checking jackets deep in the heart of Toronto's late-night entertainment district — a far cry from her usual Friday nights at a library desk — Nat doesn’t expect to last long. But, behind a desk of a very different kind, Nat has front-row seats to the strangest show in town: the nightclub. Armed with an ear for eavesdropping, Nat’s nights at coat check write themselves into tales of passion, heartache, and maybe just a bit too much whiskey. From the unbelievable to the inconceivable, the hilarious to the unsavory, Black Wool Jacket retraces the stories that people share, when they think no one is listening or likely to remember in the morning.
Black Wool Jacket was performed in the 2016 Rogue Festival and Regina Fringe Festival. It was directed by Zita Nyarady, dramaturge by Kristian Reimer, and the poster was deigned by Joanne Galligan. Special thanks to Myque Franz, Maggie Sulc, and Emma Mackenzie Hillier for their outside eyes. For more information on the 2016 tour, including promotional images, reviews, and other stories from the coat check, head over to blackwooljacket.weebly.com.