Kelli has developed a number of one-woman shows, all of which have very few technical requirements and are an excellent choice for a variety of events where planners need to control costs while providing a great participant experience.
Yes Kelli was indeed a nun. Her spoken word piece about her short but disastrous stint as a Missionary of Charity nun was part of the Breaking Free series produced by Outright Radio and distributed through Public Radio International. Kelli then developed “Bad Habit” into a one-woman show that debuted as part of Ladyfest 2003 and made its New York debut in the Fresh Fruit Festival. Philadelphia’s City Paper said the show was “hilarious…and disturbing” and NyTheater.com called it “witty…compelling, captivating and hilarious.” 60 minutes long. [topics covered in presentation: LGBT issues and religion, LGBT coming out, life process, LGBT community and the Roman Catholic Church]
WHY IS THE FAT ONE ALWAYS ANGRY?
This is Kelli’s current one hour comedy show. At a recent gig, a heretofore unimpaired audience member had an embarrassing accident because she was laughing so hard. Something to think about if given a choice of seats in the venue. For more information about Kelli’s stand-up comedy (including links to video and audio clips), check out the comedy section of the site. Kelli can also work with you to present a customized hour of comedy, choosing subjects that are most relevant for your group.
PUDDING DAY/ EVERYONE CRIES ON THE A TRAIN
Kelli’s one-woman, two basketball, three sock and four balloon animal show which chronicles the life that Kelli shared with activist Heather MacAllister, founder of Big Burlesque and the Fat Bottom Revue, as well as her grief process after Heather’s death. Recently debuted as part of Dixon Place’s HOT Theater Festival: Kelli calls it “part stand-up comedy, part sit-down tragedy, with love and body fluids in the cracks in between.” For more information about Pudding Day and it’s development look here. 60 minutes in duration. [topics covered in presentation: LGBT community and cancer, LGBT relationships, caregiving, death, bereavement, community-building, small group care]
Blan Pou Kisa W Gwo Com Sa? (Why Are You Fat Like, That White Person?)
Kelli Dunham first visited Port au Prince in 1987, which means her ongoing relationship with the country of Haiti is more than seven times as long as any of her other intimate relationships. Her multimedia story-sharing work in progress traces the overlaps, missteps, and joys of someone who wants to do some good in a place where many have done well, pretty awful. 60 Minutes in duration. [topics covered include colonialism, racism, natural disasters, history and current topics relevant to urban and rural Haiti] [[link to page just for this show]]