Don’t Call Me Fat
The Creative Production Team Includes:
Todd S. Krispinsky – Set Design
Benjamin Gantose – Lighting Design
James Kosmatka – Sound Design
Alison Garrigan – Costume Design
Danielle Hisey – Stage Manager
Matthew Sucre – Video Design
Featuring Abigail Grace Allwein, Kevin S. Charnas, Lissy Gulick, Faye Hargate, Kevin Marr II, Lew Wallace, Elizabeth R. Wood
CPT is honored to host this world premiere, created for CPT by internationally acclaimed Turkish writer and director Ozen Yula. Don’t Call Me Fat follows one man’s grasping attempt to go from obesity to celebrity. Onstage in the Gordon Square Theatre from October 7 – October 30 (Paid previews on October 7 and 8; Opening Night is on Saturday, October 9).
Ozen Yula has been in residence at CPT and Cleveland State University as part of Cleveland Foundation’s Creative Fusion program, a multi-year initiative that brings accomplished artists from diverse cultures to Cleveland.
Yula is one of the world’s most daring, avant-garde playwrights and directors. His collected plays have been published in 5 volumes and translated into more than 10 languages, including Bosnian and Arabic. His work is characterized as dark, comical, visually daring and at the forefront of controversial issues of social justice and human rights facing our global society. His other collected works, including novels, short story collections and essays, have been printed by several publishing companies. He has written 8 books and his works have been performed around the globe.