Big Mouth Thunder Thighs

A solo vaudeville about body and food that intertwines memoir storytelling with a highly-theatrical, unpredictable, and outrageously entertaining variety show featuring: stand-up comedy, singing, dancing, spoken word poetry, an ancient folktale plus five "Death-Defying Acts." It's a surprisingly funny one-woman extravaganza about how we deal with our inner critics and what it takes for us to accept ourselves.

photo by Darren Setlow

75 minutes

Maine Arts Commission and Puffin Foundation grants recipient



Female solo performer


Production & Development History

  • Productions: Portland Stage’s Studio Rep, University of Maine at Augusta, Colby College, Mad Horse Theater Company, Penobscot Theater Company

  • Workshops & Readings: PortFringe 2012, Little Festival of the Unexpected (Portland Stage Co.), Snowlion Rep’s PlayLab program


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