"No one told me I was a writer. No one told me I wasn’t a writer. So I think I told myself I wasn’t a writer. And that lead me to say… Fuck that!"


I am the writer, creator, and performer of this piece that scares the crap out of me. I think it’s safe to say this is just one of the many things that makes me Sweaty, Bloated, and Stressed. This piece erupted out of frustration and a little bit of fear. It started as a working document on my desktop labelled Sweaty, Bloated, and Stressed, which became the place I went to write whenever I felt… you guessed it: sweaty, bloated, or stressed. Through the past year topics that came up were: how awful it is to fart on an airplane, how when you wear a grey shirt you instantly become the sweatiest person you know, and overall an excessive amount of terror over how much I don’t know. This project has become an examination of the parts of life that seem to be unnecessarily uncomfortable. Examining why that is and seeking the comfort within the uncomfortability. It’s an exploration that dances with uncomfortability, speaks with unknowing, and laughs at all of it.

Stop feeling alone and come join me and get a little Sweaty, Bloated, and Stressed.

There are a few things I’ve learnt in my short life time...

The moment you wear a grey shirt you instantly become the sweatiest person you’ve ever met. Pooping on airplanes is extremely difficult. And when you google Sweaty, Bloated, and Stressed you find out that people may also ask: 


Why does stress make you bloated?

Can stress cause excessive sweating?

What causes stomach bloating in females?

How do I Debloat my stomach? 

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Jill is so grateful to be joining this group of women in the pursuit of cultivating new and exciting works. Born and raised in Red Deer, Alberta, Jill Goranson, a recent graduate of Sheridan’s Honours Bachelor of Music Theatre Performance Program is an emerging performer and creator in the Toronto Theatre community. Some of her recent performing credits include Heresy (Paprika Festival), Jeannette in The House of Martin Guerre (Theatre Sheridan), Kiss of The Spider Woman (Eclipse Theatre), On The Town (Theatre Sheridan), Mrs. Peachum in The Threepenny Opera (Theatre Sheridan), and Allison in Stars of Mars (CMTP Festival).

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