FEB 19–29, 2020 | Vancity Culture Lab
About the Show
A true story—depending on who you ask. A one-woman comedy about the relationship between two sisters and what happens when one of them changes. The real life experience of sister/actor Naomi’s 70-pound weight loss, written through the perspective of younger sibling/writer Deborah. BIG Sister explores a world of evil siblings, fat shaming, and unlikely collaboration.
5 performances sold out!
Press & Reviews
“BIG Sister is bold, brave, and beautiful… It digs deep into their experiences with beauty standards and expectations through personal stories, anecdotes, and secrets shared with the audience.”—Vancouver Presents
“The Georgia Straight, BIG Sister siblings Naomi and Deborah Vogt talk about weight, women, and sisterhood” — Janet Smith
“I’ve been surprised by some of the emotional reactions we have gotten… A few people in London said they’d been inspired to call up a sibling they hadn’t talked to in a while.”— BIG Sister Playwright, Deborah Vogt, in interview with The Georgia Straight
“The direction we’ve taken is to be as honest as possible about the lived experience of being fat and then the privilege that comes afterward… So many doors have been opened for me since I’ve lost weight. And I wish that wasn’t true.” — Naomi Vogt, in interview with The Georgia Straight