Body Awareness


BodyAwareness 300LFL Produces Smart, Edgy Comedy
For Their Spring 2014 Show!

A revealing and witty look at society’s perception
of our nakedness.

Body Awareness
by Annie Baker
Directed by Kathi E.B. Ellis

2013-2014 Season Production Dates
May 8, 9, 10, 12, 15, 16, 17 – 7:30 pm
May 17 – 2:00 pm

U of L Thrust Theatre
2314 S. Floyd St., Louisville, KY

LFL’s 2014 May show is Body Awareness by NYC playwright Annie Baker, 2014 Pulitzer Prize winner for Drama. In this warm edgy smart comedy, it’s Body Awareness Week at Shirley College in Vermont. The non-traditional household of Shirley College professor Phyllis, her girlfriend Joyce and Joyce’s son Jared, who may, or may not have Aspberger’s, is shaken to the core by the visiting photographer of female nudes, Frank, and his “male gaze.” Sexuality, identity, body image, relationships, feminist critique, role modeling and political-correctness get stirred up in this important script, which Ryan Johnson of says is “brimming with just as many heartfelt moments as hilarious ones.”

Acting Company:  Sean Childress, Trina Fischer, Richie Goff, Teresa Willis

Design & Production Company:  Haydee Canovas (Producer), Allison Smith (Stage Manager), Jill Marie Schierbaum (Set), John Newman (Lights), Laura Ellis (Sound), Lindsay Chamberlin (Costumes), Ada Asenjo (Props), Holly Stone (Graphics)

Body Awareness is sponsored in part by UofL’s Women and Gender Studies Department and the Awesome Foundation, with additional support from the UofL LGBT Center.

BODY AWARENESS was developed at the 2007 Bay Area Playwrights Festival, a program of the Playwrights Foundation, Amy L. Mueller, Artistic Director.

World Premiere presented by Atlantic Theatre Company, New York City, 2008

 Talkback Schedule:

Thursday, May 8
Autism with Dr. Scott Tomchek, Dr. Grace Mathai-Kuravackel, actor Richie Goff and Adam Ellis. Facilitated by LFL company member Laura Ellis

Thursday, May 15
Photography, female and male ‘gaze” facilitated by LFL company member Laura Ellis; panel TBA

Saturday, May 17 (following the 2:00pm performance)
LGBT issues

Press Release
Body Awareness Press Release 

Reviews Review by Rachel White
WFPL Review, by Erin Keane

Visit the Body Awareness Photo Gallery

Thursday May 8th – Autism Panel Talkback