In the lounge Beautiful, Enormous Katharine Scarborough
About This Show
Beautiful, Enormous is a fantastical farce about Beth, a plus-size woman living in New York City, who is struggling. Every day is a battle. Her professional life, dating life, family life, everything seems to be falling apart. Just when things are at their worst, however, she is granted a glimpse of life on the other side. Overnight, the world shifts on its axis, and suddenly, her body is desired, rather than reviled. Big is sexy, and Beth must navigate a society in which she is considered the physical ideal. Beautiful, Enormous confronts the male gaze, beauty standards, and a woman’s value in our culture.
about the artist
Katharine Scarborough is a New York City based theater artist. She received her MFA in Acting from the New School for Drama, and was a 2014 Resident Artist with Mabou Mines, where she developed her original, semi-autobiographical play, Myth Keeper, later workshopped at Dixon Place, and most recently performed in residency at the Brick in Williamsburg. Favorite credits include: Alison’s House – Mrs. Hodges (Metropolitan Playhouse), Pericles – The Bawd (New Ensemble Workshop), The Tale of Jamie Freel – The Widow Freel (NY Children’s Theater Festival), Moon for the Misbegotten – Josie (New School for Drama Thesis Project), Fen – Nell (New School for Drama), Execution of Justice – Carol Ruth Silver (New School for Drama), The Inspector General – Zemlianika (Moscow Art Theater School)