Tiny Thin Woman Inside

After joining an office initiative to lose weight, Mickey vomits her Tiny Thin Woman Inside into existence. Inspired by the popular meme that there’s a tiny, thin woman inside every woman if she’d only stop eating “crap,” Tiny Thin Woman Inside explores the relationship women have with their bodies, media representations of weight loss, queer dating while fat, and general anxiety about the violence inherent in...
After joining an office initiative to lose weight, Mickey vomits her Tiny Thin Woman Inside into existence. Inspired by the popular meme that there’s a tiny, thin woman inside every woman if she’d only stop eating “crap,” Tiny Thin Woman Inside explores the relationship women have with their bodies, media representations of weight loss, queer dating while fat, and general anxiety about the violence inherent in trying to fit into a societal norm of size.
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Tiny Thin Woman Inside

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  • Molly Winstead:
    16 Sep. 2019
    Courtney Meaker's "Tiny Thin Woman Inside" blends a biting dark humor and touching human connection in this increasingly surreal (yet horrifyingly truthful) descent into a culture relentlessly obsessed with selling women a thinner, lesser version of themselves. The play explores bodies, queerness, and our (quite literal) battles with our inner demons. I've never read a play before that so honestly and brutally articulated what it means to be fat in a world that constantly demands that we be less - that we either be another version of ourselves, or not ourselves at all.
  • Gillian Beth Durkee:
    3 Mar. 2018
    I love this play. It IS: humor, fury, and sex in a funhouse world of body obsession. It is NOT: apologetic.
  • Catherine Weingarten:
    24 Jul. 2017
    A funny funny dark in your face play that makes you wanna throw your salad out the window. Courtney is a fresh,bold voice and this play talks about body image in a way you've never seem before.

Development History

  • Workshop
    ,
    The Scratch Seattle
    ,
    2019
  • Reading
    ,
    About Face Theatre
    ,
    2018
  • Reading
    ,
    University of Iowa New Play Festival
    ,
    2017
  • Workshop
    ,
    Sewanee Writers Conference
    ,
    2017

Awards

Semi-Finalist
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Bay Area Playwrights Festival
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Playwrights Foundation
,
2018
Semi-Finalist
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New Play Development Conference
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Playpenn
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2018