The Tutu Project

The Tutu Project


Word on the Street

Designed and built by Jenn Woodall with Participants of Word on the Street Festival Toronto, 2011. Photo by Setareh Sarmadi.

Created by Jenn Woodall, this tutu was embellished by members of the general public at Toronto’s Word on the Street Festival in 2011. The Festival is a celebration of literary culture that presents the work of writers, publishers and booksellers in an urban outdoor venue. Woodall’s tutu uses lovebirds, luxurious fabrics and saturated hues to evoke the rich history and themes of Romeo and Juliet, notably passion and retribution. Visitors to the Word on the Street Festival signed layers of silk organza with words they felt to be indicative of love.  

Jenn Woodall is a Toronto-based costume designer and illustrator, and a member of the wardrobe department in the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees Local 873. She has worked on productions such as Total Recall, Resident Evil 5 and Suits Season 2.

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Top image credit: The National Ballet of Canada tutus on display. Photo by Setareh Sarmadi.