ONE HOUR. ONE WOMAN.
- NOMINEE, 2009 METRO ATLANTA THEATRE AWARD, BEST PLAY OF THE YEAR
- NOMINEE, 2009 METRO ATLANTA THEATRE AWARD, BEST ORIGINAL WORK
- WINNER, 2009 METRO ATLANTA THEATRE AWARD, BEST ACTRESS: JO HOWARTH
Meet Gloria Dickey, a delightful storyteller and observer of pop culture. Gloria once dreamed of opening her own “kinderkennel”, a day care facility for children and their pets. But that was before the freak accident that led to her being confined to the sofa in her living room during her convalescence. Her weight ballooned to more than five hundred pounds, and now it’s been six years since she left the couch.
Inspired by the true story of a Florida woman who “became her couch”, Gloria attempts to answer the most common question about her life: How did this happen? In doing so, she shares her thoughts on God, love, family, Katie Couric, the Sex and the City finale, and a nation that loves food, but is terrified of fat.
Don’t Look at the Fat Lady was originally created as a one-woman show for actress Jo Howarth. It premiered as part of The Process Theatre Company’s 3 by Topher series in April, 2008. The production was directed by DeWayne Morgan. The Gloria Dickey body was created by Topher Payne and Jane Kroessig.