Hair Lines was a multi-disciplined, curated show that explored ourrelationship with our hair. Focusing on political statements, sense memory, social cues, personal expression—we never knew how much our hair impacted our lives until we looked a little deeper. From a woman who saved her mother’s post-chemotherapy hair, to a discussion about underarm hair, Hair Lines made us think hard about our own hair-related decisions and the choices of those we share space with. Hair Lines ran from June 11 to 13, 2014 in the Rotunda Theatre in Theological Hall at Queen’s University and was proud to showcase 35 performers.
—Megan Hamilton, Musician
We’ve all heard that pithy bit of wisdom—do the thing you’re most terrified of doing. This is how you stretch yourself, see what you’re capable of. That’s what they say.
So I did that thing: I let myself be talked into going onstage in front of people I didn’t know and tell a difficult personal story that until then I had told no one. No one at all. I would have found it easier to jump off a bridge or out of an airplane.
But I did it, and a couple of times during those three performances I wished I could disappear, vanish, be vapourized in a flash of lightning. And once I felt so lightheaded that I thought I might faint, but then I didn’t. And something opened up, some space inside, and I carried on, changed in a way that I had never have imagined.
—Carla Douglas, Cast Member