In Try Leather, performers Justine A. Chambers, Margaret Dragu, William Wheeler, and Britta Wirthmüller are researching desire on the theatre stage as well as the appetite for seeing and being seen. The production refers to a dance solo by Margaret Dragu called “Try Leather”, which she presented for the first time in Toronto in 1975. This solo is a disputatious mix of striptease, sports aerobics, modern dance, vaudeville and feminist performance art. Dragu, who besides having a career in dance and theatre also worked as a stripper for over twenty-five years, describes the strip club as a space where she could experiment with artistic means and concurrently undermine genre clichés and images of body and gender.