by Paper Chairs
Feb. 03 - Feb. 19, 2017
A queer love story for a late capitalist world, Hot Belly follows the sweeping love affair of Valerie and Veronica and the external forces that influence their partnership: money, social media, food, spirituality, illness, weather patterns, and body hair. When the two decide to become transients in the Midwest, selling people's abandoned goods in parking lots, the suburban-wild puts pressures on their relationship they couldn't have dreamed of.
This two-woman show features the acting talents of Elizabeth Doss and Alexis Scott, with design by Lisa Laratta (scenic/costume), Rachel Atkinson (lighting) and Trevor Welch (musical score). This is paper chairs’ first time to produce a play written by our frequent collaborator, Austin-based, rising playwright Diana Lynn Small.
Hot Belly will be the first play ever produced in The Austin Public, a media and film studio on Austin’s Eastside. A perfect break-out venue for the play which lives between the worlds of a daydream and a live television studio audience.
Written & Directed By: Diana Lynn Small
Performers: Elizabeth Doss and Alexis Scott
Composer: Trevor Welch
Lighting Design: Rachel Atkinson
Set Design: Lisa Laratta
Stage Manager: Kenny Chilton
Assistant Director: Cassandra Reveles
Co-Producers: Elizabeth Doss, Lisa Laratta, and Spring Karlo
paper chairs is fiscally sponsored by The Austin Creative Alliance. This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.
February 03 - February 19, 2017
1143 Northwestern Ave.
Austin, TX, 78702
The Austin Public (1143 Northwestern Ave. Austin, TX 78702)
February 3-19, 2017 with 9 productions (Fri, Sat, Sun, all performances 8 pm)