By Bekah Brunstetter | Directed by Peter Frechette
September 17–October 2, 2010
The Wings Theatre, 154 Christopher St, New York, NY
Back at home, Bess is just another angst-ridden teenager trying to fit in. But this summer, things are going to be different. Campers and counselors alike are automatically drawn to the new skinny fat girl who’s a definite shoo-in for the illustrious title of Camp Princess. Popularity, power, and self-worth get mixed-up as Bess struggles to find her identity. Will she return to school a new woman or will her new self fade like the summer?
Colored with sweat stains, stashed sweets and the awkward innocence of first love, Fat Kids on Fire is a candid telling of fitting in, living big and feeling small.
“Run, do not walk, to this production before it is gone.”
-David Pasteelnick, Queer New York
Featuring: Andrea Ciannavei, John Early, Megan Linde, Sydney Matthews, Andi Potamkin, Blair Ross, Nicole Spiezio, Mike Steinmetz, and Shane Zeigler
Produced by Colby Day and Daniel Johnsen
Stage Managed by Fernando Contreras
Set Design by Ian Crawford
Lighting Design by T. Rick Hayashi
Sound Design by Liam Nelligan
Costume Design by Meagan Kensil and Brian Maxsween