Abby Morris details her experiences as a plus-size performer while dissecting cultural stereotypes about fat people. You’ll laugh! You’ll cry! You’ll go on angry feminist tirades! This piece explores an issue of representation that often goes unspoken, but is deeply felt by those who (literally) don’t fit the ideal.
$15 / 80 minutes
More Than Tracy Turnblad is a cabaret about fat representation in musical theatre. Abby Morris details her experiences as a plus size performer while dissecting and dismantling the ever-present cultural stereotypes about fat people. You’ll laugh! You’ll cry! You’ll sing along! You’ll go on angry feminist tirades! The goal of this piece is to explore an issue of representation that often goes unspoken by the artistic community, but is deeply felt by those who (literally) don’t fit into the ideal.
Abby Morris – Producer, Writer, Performer
Elana Mariani – Director
Liberty Laferriere – Assistant Director, Dramaturg
Nicholas George Xavier Blum – Accompanist
More Than Tracy Turnblad is produced by Coffee Cup Cabaret, a student organization at The University of the Arts. Founded by Abby Morris and Liberty Laferriere in 2016, Coffee Cup Cabaret, or C3, allows UArts students to produce musical theatre cabarets and coffeehouses. Past performances include CaberGAY: A Celebration of Queer Musical Theatre, Ms. Cast: A Genderbent Cabaret, and Voice Your Concern, a benefit concert in support of refugees. More Than Tracy Turnblad is made possible by the generous support of the University of the Arts President’s Fund for Excellence.