Fatty Fatty No Friends
A Dark Operetta
By De Gré, Reese Anderson & Gay
dIRECTED BY dE gRé with Alberty & Butler
- Premiered at The New York International Fringe Festival in 2014
- Critic's Pick by Time Out New York 2014
- FringeNYC Excellence Award winner 2014
- Extended Off-Broadway to the Soho Playhouse as part of the 2014 Encore Series
- Published as a children's book and sold out its first printing 2015
- Re-opened for a 6 week run at The Celebration of Whimsy 2015
- Theasy Best Bet (critic's pick) by Theater Is Easy 2015
- Reached #2 on ShowScore (between Hamilton & Fun Home) under Critics' Picks in NYC in November, 2015
- Listed in the Top 10 Shows of the Year by Manhattan With a Twist 2015
- Performed at Broadway club 54 Below 2016
- Three New York Innovative Theater Award nominations 2016
LATEST PRESS RELEASE
MIND THE ART ENTERTAINMENT
FATTY FATTY NO FRIENDS
At The C.O.W. aka The Celebration of Whimsy (21 Clinton st)
OCTOBER 16th - NOVEMBER 22nd
Fridays at 7:30, Sundays at 3:00
Company Press Contact: Serrana Gay / firstname.lastname@example.org /Cell: 505.204.3111
Mind The Art Entertainment - the award-winning company behind WHISKEY PANTS: THE MAYOR OF WILLIAMSBURG (Frigid New York Audience Favorite 2015) and BEWARE THE CHUPACABRA (FringeNYC Encore Selection 2015) is proud to announce that they are bringing FATTY FATTY NO FRIENDS (Time Out NY Critic's Pick 2014) to the Celebration of Whimsy.
“FATTY FATTY NO FRIENDS is the story of a kid. The skinny kids hated him, no matter what he did.They taunted him until he took revenge without amends. It was a tasty lesson for Fatty Fatty No Friends.”
This dark operetta premiered August 15th, 2014 at the Flamboyán at The Clemente, as part of the New York International Fringe Festival where it played to sold-out audiences and received rave reviews including a Time Out NY Critic's Pick. It then extended for another successful run as part of the 2014 FringeNYC Encore Series at Soho Playhouse.
The cast features: Aaron Butler, Mollie Craven, Charly Dannis, Christian De Gré, Jessica Rose Futran, Jeffrey Hodes, Mattie Kaiser, Darcie Kozlowski, Aaron Patterson, Jason Sofge, Mia Moretti Thomas, Vinnie Urdea, and Malcolm Jenkins Yancey.
This award winning production was conceived and directed by Mind The Art Entertainment's Artistic Director Christian De Gré with Associate Director R. Patrick Alberty and features Musical Direction by Aaron Butler. FATTY FATTY NO FRIENDS features original music & orchestrations by De Gré (2015 FRIGID New York Audience Favorite Award Winner.), lyrics by Joseph Reese Anderson and is based upon the original story by author Serrana Gay. The show features costume design by Ashley Soliman (2014 FringeNYC Overall Excellence Award winner), make-up design by Kate Marley and created by make-up artist Louiza Diavolitsis, and lighting design by Betsy Chester. Produced by Christian De Gré, R. Patrick Alberty & Serrana Gay.
2014 FringeNYC Excellence Award Winner
Critic's Pick Time Out New york
OFFICIAL SELECTION FRINGENYC ENCORE SERIES
Off-Broadway Extension Press Release
FATTY FATTY NO FRIENDS
A DARK SPOKEN WORD MUSICAL
BY DE GRé, REESE ANDERSON & GAY
Mind The Art Entertainment - the award-winning company behind DIE: ROLL TO PROCEED, THE TIMING OF THE DAY, and STORY TIME WITH MR. BUTTERMEN - announced the selection of their hit, spoken word musical, FATTY FATTY NO FRIENDS, as a participant in the 2014 New York International Fringe Festival's Encore Series, playing at The SoHo Playhouse, September 10th -18th, 2014.
FATTY FATTY NO FRIENDS tells the story of Tommy, an overweight kid struggling to get through that most wretched time of life: childhood. Days, weeks, and years of teasing from his schoolmates have taken their toll on the mild-mannered boy, yet still he tries to continue on as best he can. But when the people he thought were his friends join in with the others, will he be able to forgive them...or will he snap?
This dark operetta premiered August 15th, 2014 at the Flamboyán at The Clemente, as part of the New York International Fringe Festival where it played to sold-out audiences and received rave reviews for the duration of its run. The cast includes Jason Sofge, Isaac Harold, Jessica Rose Futran, Emily Brewster, Mallory Campbell, Malcolm Jenkins Yancey, Mia Moretti Thomas, Vinnie Urdea, Caroline Wilson, Kelsey Flynn, Taylor Lane Ross, Aaron Butler, Jeffrey Hodes, Mattie Kaiser, and Darcie Kozlowski.
This award winning production was conceived and directed by Mind The Art Entertainment's Artistic Director Christian De Gré with Associate Director R. Patrick Alberty and features Musical Direction by Aaron Butler. FATTY FATTY NO FRIENDS features original music & orchestrations by De Gré, lyrics by Joseph Reese Anderson and is based upon the original story by author Serrana Gay. The show features aesthetic and costume designs (FringeNYC Overall Excellence in Design) by Ashley Soliman, make-up design by Kate Marley and lighting design by Nik Robalino. Produced by De Gré, Alberty, Paganetti & Gay.