A New Play Opening in Austin is Creating Controversy

The play Fat Pig is being staged at the Off Center in Austin this weekend, and the casting of one of the leads, Helen, is generating protests from people who say the actress playing Helen isn’t heavy enough for the role.  This led to an interesting discussion with the two lead actresses in the Austin Chronicle about how we talk about women’s bodies, how limited available roles are for women who don’t meet a very specific criteria, and more. Check it out here.

Vanessa Wright