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Tuesday, July 7 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
Fat Bodies in Theatre: A Roundtable Gets Real (Part 1)

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In the ever-important navigation of diversity and inclusion in our theatre spaces, where do body politics belong in the discussion? Is body size a diversity thing? How do fat theatremakers feel about their place in the universe of stock costumes, traditional casting practices, and fatphobia? This workshop is exactly what you want it to be–whether that be a good, old-fashioned bitch session, high-falutin' academic discourse, or somewhere in between! Participants will delve into real talk about fat bodies on stage, personal body biases concerning character “believability”, and the exploration of ideas about how to activate hesitant advocacy for body diversity in theatre. We'll take all of the questions, concerns, topics from Part 1, and dig deeper in Part 2!

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Claire Wilcher

Graduate Assistant/Teacher, Michigan State University
Claire Wilcher is a second-year MFA candidate in acting at Michigan State University. Specializing in women in theatre, intimacy direction, and theatre of the body, Claire is constructing a degree that can best be described as focusing on "compassionate acting." She has taught acting... Read More →

Tuesday July 7, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT