Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Fat Bitch!!! - The Girl called Erica

"Fat Bitch!" A One Woman Show by Erica Watson
Yes! Erica Watson is a "Fat Bitch!" but society made her this way!

Produced by 2005 NBA World Champ Nazr Mohammed
Hosted by Comedian Nore Davis (From MTV's New Show "Love Squad")

October 7-10th, 2009
The Tank 354 West 45th Street (9th Avenue)
New York, NY
7:30pm $10.00
Get Tix at the door or in advance

"Fat Bitch!" is a funny yet thought-provoking look at how society’s
obsession with weight, race and class have formed the way the world views her shape,
and includes her interactions with men, from the boardroom to the bedroom. Written and
performed by Watson as a hybrid of theatre and stand-up, “Fat Bitch!” explores how black women and their bodies have always been subjected to admiration and ridicule, and shares images of “Mammy” and “Hottentot Venus.” The production runs about 90 minutes without intermission, and is for ages 18 and up (some limited profanity in show).

Through personal vignettes, anecdotes and video clips, “Fat Bitch!” also offers a humorous and honest glimpse at the American “fat and sassy” black woman stereotype. How these media images have impacted Watson’s self-esteem are covered - from PETA’s recent “Save the Whales” billboard campaign aimed at overweight women, to the current national “war on obesity” and the recent controversy surrounding President Obama’s nomination of a plus-sized black woman for Surgeon General. Watson is a Columbia College Chicago graduate, with a BA in Film and TV (1998), and a MA in Media Management (2005).

Influenced by the quick wit of Whoopi Goldberg, the blunt comedic observations of Wanda
Sykes, and the larger-than-life confidence of Mo’Nique, Watson (who is in the upcoming film
“Precious” with Mo’Nique, as well as 2006’s “Dirty Laundry” with Loretta Devine) creates a
universal point of view yet offers a new voice in comedy. “Fat Bitch!” has been workshopped at New York’s “The Tank;” first during the Black Comedy Experiment in March 2008, then in May 2009, and a pre-Chicago run from October 7-10, 2009.

“Fat Bitch!” is being produced by NBA champion, Charlotte Bobcats Center, and Chicago
native Nazr Mohammed, who Watson has known since elementary school, when they lived next door in Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood (blocks from President Obama’s house)

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