NYC EVENT: Erica Watson’s “Fat Bitch!” show info for NYC and Chicago

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Harlem’s own Erica Watson will be presenting her one woman show “Fat
Bitch” this week in NYC. You can alsosee Erica Watson in the sure to
be mega-hit “Precious.” Erica Watson will play the role of an abusive
mother named Shelia!

“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 (45th & 9th Ave) NY, NY

7:30pm $10
Get Tix at the door or in advance

November 19-28th, 2009 @ The Chicago Center For The Performing Arts
777 N. Green Street, Chicago, Illinois
8pm $10 advance/$15 at the door

More about “Fat Bitch!” –
“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,

“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)

You can find Erica Watcon at these social media outlets.

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