I'm a Minneapolis-based actress/writer/solo performer/fat chick who frequently works around the themes of weight, size and self-esteem. My newest play -- "Circumference" -- is a largely-autobiographical comedy about body image, fat prejudice, horrible junior high gym classes, the lure of gastric bypass surgery, and most importantly, whether an "internal self" and "external self" can possibly reunite after years of bitter divorce. :-) In a little over a week, I'll be taking this show to NYC, where it'll be part of the Artists of Tomorrow theatre festival. Since I don't live in the city (I wish!) and definitely don't have a built-in, loyal following (again...I wish!), I'm basically just using every avenue I can to invite people to check out some theatre they might not otherwise get to see. So if you or anyone you know is in NYC, and is someone who'd enjoy this very honest, funny, personal play...read on, and spread the word! :-)
Awkward Moment Productions and Six Figures Theatre* present
in the 2008 Artists of Tomorrow Festival!
(*Six Figures Theatre showcases original theatre productions created by women)
The Ghosts of Gym Teachers Past meet the Fear of Fitness Centers Present and the Obsession with Weight Loss Future in an all-new solo comedy about size, sweat…and exercising your demons. From Minneapolis actor/writer Amy Salloway, creator of the hit touring productions “Does This Monologue Make Me Look Fat?” and “So Kiss Me Already, Herschel Gertz!” comes the show the Calgary Herald calls, “hilarious, honest and unsparing, with a great sense of pace.” Says The Ottawa Citizen, “…an appealing and marvelously funny performer…you can also add brave and original.” And from the St. Paul Pioneer Press, “A MUST-SEE: poignant, sensitive and hysterically funny”.
Friday, December 12th at 8:00 pm
Saturday, December 13th at 1:00 pm
West End Theater, located in the Church of St. Paul & St. Andrew
263 West 86th St. (Broadway and West End Ave.)
New York, NY 10024
Tickets are $15.00
Six Figures Website
Thanks so much, and hope to see you there!