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Wednesday, February 21 • 9:00am - 10:20am
What if I’m Not Funny and I Don’t Hate Myself?: A Workshop and Discussion on Fatness and Performance

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Why are fat women always shown as the funny, forever single, best friend? Why are fat Black women shown as the moral and/or spiritual advisers of white people? viewed as sassy but funny? Why are there reality shows and whole industries dedicated to eradicating fat people? How many fat roles/characters can you name in theatre? Are you cringing at the word fat? This workshop takes an intersectional look at fatness, representation, and performance. We will interrogate how fatmisia functions, on a societal level and within our own lives, and how this translates to the stage.


Natashia Lindsey

Natashia Lindsey received her Ph.D. in Performance as Public Practice at The University of Texas at Austin. She previously earned her bachelor of science and master of arts degrees in Pan-African Studies from the University of Louisville. Broadly, her research examines the many intersections... Read More →

Wednesday February 21, 2018 9:00am - 10:20am PST
Montvale 1st floor Ballroom 1017 W 1st Ave, Spokane, WA 99201