Too Big For Her Britches

soaring solo llc · Ages 13+ · one person show · 75 mins · Canada

OFFICIAL WINNER OF THE HOLLYWOOD ENCORE PRODUCERS AWARD
NOMINEE FOR BEST INTERNATIONAL SHOW (Top 5) AT THE HOLLYWOOD FRINGE FESTIVAL

A one woman musical journey about self love and breaking generational abuse.

Told through the eyes of the main character, Luna, it’s a battle between her Inner Shame and Inner Warrioress to step into her big britches and stop trying to make herself smaller to be loved. After a barrage of text messages from her mother, and almost being wiped out by a transport truck, Luna finds herself questioning everything about her life and how she got there.

Journey through her life of heartbreak, bullying, eating disorders, mental health, and coming out of the darkness of generational trauma and toxic mothering to finding her light as Lisa plays over 25 characters and sings 7 original songs.

CONTENT NOTE: Possibly disturbing material that includes self harm, suicide, and a few F bombs.

REVIEWS:

This show kills! Loved it virtually! Great singer. Master of voices. Excellent directing. Harsh truths!
~ Pina Sbrocca, Solo Actress

We watched the virtual performance last night and were so impressed. Even though I knew her story, I was captivated throughout the entire thing. Lisa your courage, discipline, curiosity and yes, talent, are so impressive.

~Janet Whalen, Sleep Coach for Women

I am STILLLLL blown away by your solo play last night! It was spectacular….YOU, the delivery of it all, the messages it relayed, your portrayal of the guys in your Life (hilarious, btw), the way “Shame” spoke and acted ‘her’ part…..it was ALL beautifully done!
~Connie Kann, Coach

OMG what a ride, I just finished watching it because I couldn’t let this day end without seeing it for myself. Thank you for doing this, the entire journey has been incredible to be part of, and what a voice on you woman! Well done and I would love to see this again each stage adds to the story. Standing virtual ovation darling and thank you for giving me a much needed theatre fix!
~Yvonne Bradshaw, Financial Advisor

Wow! You were so terrific. Your script was great, the characters were amazing, your songs were to die for good! I just loved them all. And what a beautiful love story with Greg. Such an inspiring story of overcoming (sadly), toxic mothering. I love your therapists line about two ways to grow with trauma- that’s so very true. I thought your therapist was way better than many characterizations, but most therapists don’t ring true to me as a therapist myself. Good luck with future performances, that’s my hymn of praise!
~Mary Guillermin, therapist and solo theatre actress

Of my effen god you are amazing. Your show was fabulous. You are an amazing person 100x over. Thank you for sharing your life experiences. Putting yourself out there is not easy and you’ve done it with style and grace!
~Clifton Corbin, Author, Financial Expert

Your performance was absolutely amazing. I loved the creativity in acting out the characters the highs and lows of emotions and the originality in the lyrics of your songs. Great job! Keep reaching for the stars and shine bright like a diamond!
~Angela Gravelle

Holy f**K! I’ve been an avid fringer for the past 10 years. That is one of the best plays I’ve ever seen! It was so well done it appeals both to woo woo’ers and those who have no woo! I can see how much work you put into it, it was smooth like butter. The thing I love most about it was your message of self love, finding and dealing with your shit, and moving into a bigger life.
~Sheri, Assistant to Dr. Ganz Ferrance

Table Reading Reviews:

“The table reading of ‘Too Big For Her Britches’ was like NOTHING I have EVER witnessed in my 59 years on the planet…as a fellow performance artist. Lisa channeled this incredible expression of her very relatable & moving Story into such beautiful ART. We (the audience) were with her every breath of the way as she relived her experience through prose & song…playing every character in the most fascinating & entertaining way. I cannot WAIT to see this incredible show on Broadway where it NEEDS to be, as at a deeper level, I believe it will help humanity heal much trauma as most of us were not raised in the families we wanted. I believe that most of us were raised in the families we NEEDED to turn some of us into those who can help to heal the planet…like Lisa Pezik.”
~Elvira Hopper, Miracle Mindset Coach, Inspiration Speaker, Artistic Healer, Professional Jazz Singer

“From the very beginning of Lisa’s show, I was captivated by her story. Lisa’s storytelling sparked so many emotions inside of me and took me on an inspiring journey as I cringed in fear for her, laughed in pure joy, and was inspired by her strength and perseverance though her whole presentation. I loved Lisa’s songs, her message, and her characters. Each touched a part of my heart and have changed me for the better because I was honoured to watch her show.”
~Suzanne Longstreet, CPQC, TNLP, TCYF, TCHt, Mental Fitness Coach & NLP Master Coach

“I laughed, I cried, I healed. Lisa has a powerful story with a well-crafted performance. The central themes that we all struggle with have you growing and healing right alongside Luna. A must see! “
~Dana Pharant, Intuitive Business Coach and Master Healer

“Too Big For Her Britches” is a MUST see show! If you can only choose one show this year, it MUST be this one. I couldn’t stop thinking about it for days. Lisa had me mesmerized from the minute the show started until the ending. It touched me in many ways. It has depth – it’s raw, bold and tender. I cried, I laughed, and I cheered. My only wish was that the show was even longer as it’s that good. The message is powerful, needs to be heard and life changing. The music is contagious, and you will want it on your go-to play list. It’s one play that I will see multiple times and can’t wait for its Broadway debut!
~Amy Jo Esser, Speaker and Voice Coach

“When Lisa takes the stages, she steals your heart. Takes your breath away. And transforms the moments you get to share with her in the experiences she creates. Her work will change your life, if you let it. See this show.”
~Ginger Johnson, Professional Speaker & Author

“I thought I was attending a table reading and Lisa delivered a full-blown experience on my computer screen. If I knew I would be moved from laughter to tears and everything in between I would have not worn mascara that day. Her characters are so vivid, her songs touch your heart, and I could feel Lisa’s energy through the camera lens. At that point, which was very early on in the process, I said the only thing that will make this better is the stage to unleash Lisa. I want to see more. I still find myself singing her original songs and will be one of the first in line for the soundtrack. If you’ve ever struggled with self (and we all have) this is a MUST SEE. I can’t give it justice in my words – you just have to SEE IT, EXPERIENCE it! Incredibly powerful!
~ Karen Wilson, Author of Be Weightless

production team

lisa pezik *

creator, performer, playwright, co-lyricist and composer

pamela najera *

choreographer

drew lawrence *

songwriter, composer, piano accompaniment

* Fringe Veteran