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Pipeline Theatre Company Presents FAT KIDS ON FIRE 9/17-10/2

Pipeline Theatre Company presents FAT KIDS ON FIRE by Bekah Brunstetter and directed by Peter Frechette

Back at home, Bess is just another angst-ridden teenager trying to fit in. But this summer, things are going to be different. Campers and counselors alike are automatically drawn to the new skinny fat girl who's a definite shoo-in for the illustrious title of Camp Princess. Popularity, power, and self-worth get mixed-up as Bess struggles to find her identity. Will she return to school a new woman or will her new self fade like the summer?

Colored with sweat stains, stashed sweets and the awkward innocence of first love, Fat Kids on Fire is a candid telling of fitting in, living big and feeling small.

Featuring: Andrea Ciannavei*, John Early, Megan Linde, Sydney Matthews, Andi Potamkin, Blair Ross*, Nicole Spiezio, Mike Steinmetz  & Shane Zeigler

(*Appearing courtesy of Actors Equity Association)

Produced by Colby Day and Daniel Johnsen
Scenic Design by Ian Crawford
Lighting Design by T. Rick Hayashi
Sound Design by Liam Nelligan
Costume Design by Meagan Kensil and Brian Maxsween
Prop Design by Jenny Donheiser and Arielle Siegel
Stage Managed by Fernando Contreras

FAT KIDS ON FIRE is presented by Pipeline Theatre Company and will be performed at the Wings Theatre (154 Christopher St). This production is an Equity Approved Showcase.

Performance Schedule:
Sept 17, 18, 22, 23, 24, 25, 29 and 30 at 8pm
Sept 19 and 26 at 3pm
Oct 1 and 2 at 8pm

Tickets are $18 ($12 for Students) and can be purchased through Smarttix at or by calling 212-868-4444.

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Bekah Brunstetter (playwright) Her award winning plays have been published by Samuel French, Playscripts, Original Works, and Smith and Krauss. She is a member of The Primary Stages Writer's Group, At Play Productions, and the Naked Radio writing team. She is an alumnus of the Women's Project writer's Lab and the Ars Nova Play Group. She was the 2009 playwright in residence at Ars Nova. She is the 2010 Playwright in Residence at the Finborough Theater, London. BA (Theater/Fiction Writing) from UNC Chapel Hill and an MFA in Dramatic Writing from the New School for Drama. She is currently working on commissions for the Roundabout Underground, Ars Nova.

Peter Frechette (director) recently directed Blue Window by Craig Lucas at the Atlantic Acting School. He has recently performed in such venues as Galapagos Art Space, the Cell, the Cutting Room, Fez, Time, Joe's Pub, the Starlight Lounge, Mo Pitkin's, Ars Nova. He has received the Obie, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, Theater World and LA Drama Critics awards as well as two Tony nominations (Eastern Standard and Our Country's Good), two Lortel nominations (The Dazzle and Valhalla) and an Emmy nomination (for the TV series thirtysomething).

PIPELINE THEATRE COMPANY is a New York based, non-profit company started by a group of emerging actors, directors, writers, and designers. Pipeline has produced four full-length productions in New York- Timberlake Wertenbaker's Love of the Nightingale, company member Tim Chawaga's Sleepless City, Charles Busch's Psycho Beach Party, and most recently company member Alex Mills' Shakespeare the Dead- hosted multiple evenings of new works by emerging downtown theater companies, and produced several short films.

"The Pipeline Theatre Company is a promising new group...The enthusiasm of these emerging artists is palpable and they have a clear love for, as well as a credible grasp of, the theatrical milieu...This is definitely a company to watch."
-April 12, 2010. Queer New York, by David Pasteelnick

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