The Big, Fat LGBT Everything You Need to Know Show of Shows was created out of a clear need in the community to educate or support various LGBT groups and interests in a variety of settings. The show is ideal for corporations, social service agencies, high schools, and college campuses. It is a more entertaining sequel to our earlier show on this topic “Ten Percent.” Some of the organizations for whom we had previously performed “Ten Percent” have asked us to come back, so we wanted to provide them with newer programming. (more...)

 


The Big, Fat LGBT Everything You Need to Know Show of Shows was created out of a clear need in the community to educate or support various LGBT groups and interests in a variety of settings. The show is ideal for corporations, social service agencies, high schools, and college campuses. It is a more entertaining sequel to our earlier show on this topic “Ten Percent.” Some of the organizations for whom we had previously performed “Ten Percent” have asked us to come back, so we wanted to provide them with newer programming.

The Big, Fat LGBT Everything You Need to Know Show of Shows is a 50-minute fun and fact-filled romp through the realities of LGBT life that uses sketch comedy, song, dance, audience participation and more. Highlights include “Straight as a Second Language,” “Is She/He, Isn’t She/He?” and the game show “Fact or Fiction.”

We have a few options available for our work:
1) a fully scripted version of The Big, Fat, LGBT Show of Shows
2) the inclusion of structured improv around personal stories of what it means to come out or to be an ally
3) a scripted (or partially scripted) show that can focus on specific themes like, allies, youth, and veterans

We premiered this very successfully at Pfizer in August of 2009 and have since performed for:

Corporations, Social Service Agencies and Other Organizations
Pfizer
Brown Shoe
Ameren
St. Louis Zoo
Monsanto
The National Geospatial Agency
Association of Legal Administrators
The Diversity Awareness Partnership

Schools and Colleges
Webster University
New City School,
St. Louis College of Pharmacy
Maryville University

 

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“The Big Fat LGBT Show of Shows presents important information about sexual orientation and gender identity with humor, fun, and energy. The best ‘diversity workshop’ you could bring in this year.”
-Steve Houldsworth, St. Louis Effort for AIDS

"Any issues around diversity can put people in a very uncomfortable space. The (theater) company did a good job of sowing seeds.  They weren't overexposing. Just giving enough to get (employees) thinking and more aware of what other communities might be facing."

- David Walker, marketing specialist for Brown Shoe

"We wanted to bring the show to Monsanto because it raises awareness...in a way that is fun, hilarious and entertaining for everyone."
- Tyson Pruitt, Monsanto

“The talented Joan Lipkin makes education about LGBT issues hilarious and thought-provoking. It is pain-free!”
-Susan Block, attorney, Paule, Camezine & Blumenthal

“A great way to educate and enlighten companies and their employees to the existence and impact of the LGBT community.”
-Christine Elbert, USA Mortgage

"A campy song-and-dance spectacle from a theater company with a reputation for being instigators in the social justice debate."
- Doug Moore, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

“I continue to be impressed with Joan Lipkin’s ability to produce and direct theater in informative and enjoyable ways to address the pressing social issues of our time. We have worked with That Uppity Theatre Company numerous times, and it has always been a joy - and we get great feedback every time”
-Brian Vohs, HR Pfizer

“The Big Fat LGBT Show of Shows is fabulous. I would love to see this brought to colleges I work with to improve awareness. So important.”
-Dennis Nicely, GLSEN

“A great way to learn more about LGBT people. Painless and entertaining.”
-Nina Balsam, One Saint Louis

“The Big Fat LGBT Show of Shows is tremendously entertaining and informative.”
-Kathleen Finneran

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    "Innovation in Diversity Training"
    Insight into Diversity magazine (pp. 22-24)
    "Wanda McIntosh, a human rights specialist, was impressed with the show when she saw it at a conference that she brought it to the Social Security Administration in Kansas City for training [...] This innovative method
    of diversity training isn't merely a passing fad; in fact, it's considered by many to be the wave of the future." (Read more)

    Theater adds a new take to diversity training in corporate world
    Doug Moore, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
    "Pushed aside was the PowerPoint presentation along with the panel discussion on the importance of understanding differences. In their place was a campy, song-and-dance spectacle from a theater company with a reputation for being instigators in the social justice debate." (Read More)

    Schools, businesses tune into 'Big, Fat LGBT Show'
    Nancy Fowler, St. Louis Beacon
    "A quartet of playground rope-jumping actor/singers exploring why the phrase, "That's so gay" is not only offensive but meaningless is just one example of the playful tone of the production successfully staged for parents and staff at New City School in April." (Read more)

    New City and Uppity Present Show
    The Vital Voice
    "The Big, Fat LGBT Everything You Need to Know Show of Shows is a 50-minute fun and fact-filled romp through the realities of LGBT life that uses sketch comedy, song, dance, audience participation and more to call attention to both the contributions of LGBT people and the unique challenges they face." (Read More)

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