Annie and the Fat Man

Annie is anorexic and Tiny is obese. They're best friends, Brooklynites through and through. When they each embark on new romantic relationships, will their relationship break or strengthen?

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Annie and the Fat Man

Recommended by

  • Isaac Rathbone:
    16 Apr. 2019
    A play about Brooklynites by a life-long Brooklynite, which gives this play (and most of Gina's work) a brutal honesty about New York that is hard to find.
  • Larry Rinkel:
    11 Apr. 2019
    Gina Femia's title characters are full of the attitude and sass so typical of New Yorkers, in stark contrast to Annie's girlfriend Cynthia from Arkansas. While it may be too coincidental that Annie's friend Tiny works at the same Brooklyn school as Cynthia, Femia creates great tension between these characters and the young male student who genuinely cares for Tiny, to Annie's disbelief. (Because who could possibly love someone so fat?) The play movingly deals with the pain behind both anorexia and obesity, and the strain both conditions place on the already considerable difficulties of finding love.
  • Michele Travis:
    16 Oct. 2018
    One of my all-time favorite plays -- it's perfectly, elegantly constructed and so full of emotional power. Everything that happens in ANNIE AND THE FAT MAN is a surprise, but also the only thing that could possibly happen. This play is jaw-droppingly brilliant.

Character Information

  • Tiny
    late 40s/early 50s,
    Non-white
    ,
    Male
  • Supreme
    19,
    Black
    ,
    Male
  • Cynthia
    30s,
    Chinese
    ,
    Female
  • Annie
    30,
    White
    ,
    Female

Development History

  • Workshop
    ,
    Blank Theatre Living Room Reading Series
    ,
    2018
  • Reading
    ,
    The Lark
    ,
    2017
  • Reading
    ,
    Lather, Rinse, Repeat
    ,
    2015

Awards

Finalist
,
Bay Area Playwrights Festival
,
2017
Semi-Finalist
,
New Works Festival
,
Kitchen Dog Theatre
,
2017
Semi-Finalist
,
Phoenix Theatre Festival
,
Phoenix Theatre
,
2017
Finalist
,
Leah Ryan's Fund for Emerging Female Playwrights Prize
,
Leah Ryan Fund for Emerging Female Playwrights
,
2016
Finalist
,
Playwright-in-Residence
,
Road Less Traveled Productions
,
2016
Semi-Finalist
,
Annual Conference
,
PlayPenn
,
2016
Honorable Mention
,
The List
,
The Kilroys
,
2016
Finalist
,
Seedlings
,
Theatricum Botanicum
,
2016
Honorable Mention
,
Panndora Box Festival
,
Panndora Productions
,
2016