11.12.2004

Minneapolis-based performance artist Amy Salloway writes in to say:
For the past year I’ve been touring “Does This Monologue Make Me Look Fat?” -- a collage of seven stories revolving around the themes of love, sexuality, body image and the quest for self-worth.  Reviewers have called it “raw and fearless”, “brilliantly funny, radiantly rendered”, and “nothing short of hysterical”.
She's brought her show to town for two shows only. Synopsis:
Amy’s having one of those LIVES.  Her uterus is rebelling, her perfect younger sister is destined for stardom, her boyfriend won’t give her a kidney, and the body-image workshop she signs up for becomes a surreal lesbian adventure.  Is this going to be another night spent commiserating with pot pies in the frozen foods aisle…or somewhere, somehow, can a single, spherical girl figure out where she fits?   

Initially created for the 2003 Minneapolis Fringe, and a hit at festivals from Halifax to Vancouver, Does This Monologue Make Me Look Fat? was voted “Best solo performance” by Lavender Magazine. “A MUST SEE,” writes the St. Paul Pioneer Press, ”poignant, revelatory and funny”.  “Utterly brilliant...superbly crafted...a sustained tour-de-force of wit”, says the Halifax Herald.  And from the Minneapolis Star-Tribune: “An A for chutzpah!”
Details:

There are two perfomances this weekend at the West End Theatre: Sat November 20th @ 2:00 pm and Sun November 21st @ 5:00 pm. Call (212) 926-1737 to reserve tickets ($15), or visit Six Figures' website for details.

Amy's also got a blog, and she'll be flexing her talents at the WYSIWYG talent show next week as well. Sounds terrific.

-Lauren
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