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Danielle Pinnock’s one-woman show The Body Image Project: a documentary play brings you 7 new characters that will be opening at the Chicago Fringe Festival [Jefferson Park] this August
Chicago, Illinois/United States, August 14, 2014- Award-winning solo performer Danielle Pinnock and Waltzing Mechanics artistic director Thomas Murray pair up again for The Body Image Project, a one woman show sourced from worldwide interviews Pinnock has conducted. Performances will be held during the Chicago Fringe Festival at the Gift Theatre (Jefferson Park) 4802 North Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL, 60630. The Body Image Project will be running for three performances only: August 29,30 and 31.
Recommended by the Chicago Reader as a “tremendous feat in acting,” this must-see workshop production explores what it means to grow up in an “unpopular” body, how disability impacts self-image, and how the mirror does not reflect our inner truth. Plus size actor Danielle Pinnock, morphs into these real life stories with ease and challenges perceptions on what it means to beautiful.
“I am so excited to share these brand new stories with everyone. This second workshop has challenged and stretched me as an actor. I am portraying such a diverse range of people including a Northern Irish Priest with Parkinson’s to the infamous Patricia Krentcil also known as the ‘Tan Mom.’ I am truly bubbling over with excitement, and cannot wait to hit the stage for the Fringe.” – Danielle Pinnock.
After a successful win for “Best Actress” in March 2013 at the NYC Strawberry Theatre Festival competition, portions of the play have been performed at Gorilla Tango and Off-Broadway at the Soho Playhouse. The play also garnered “Best Director” and “Best Play” nominations at the Strawberry Festival.
For more information about the journey of the production take a look at the blog: http://www.bodyimageprojectplay.com