Friday, 14 July 2017

Reformed Dramaturgy: Katy Frame and Marie Cecile Anderson @ Edfringe 2017


From Motorcycle Rallies to Women's Rallies:
REFORMED WHORES Serve Up Southern Fried Feminism That's Easy to Swallow!
3rd-27th of August at 21:50 at Sweet Venues

If Dolly Parton and Flight of the Conchords got drunk and had a baby, you'd get the hilariously
irreverent, melodically masterful, and delightfully raunchy musical comedy duo Reformed Whores! Southern bred, but NYC based, Katy Frame and Marie Cecile Anderson are thrilled to be making their Edinburgh Fringe Festival debut!



Show:
Reformed Whores: Grand Ole Cuntry
Written and Performed by Reformed Whores (Katy Frame & Marie Cecile Anderson)
Presented by Sweet Venues

Dates:
Thursday, August 3rd - Sunday, August 27th at 21:50

Venue:
Sweet Grassmarket 4 - Apex Grassmarket Hotel Venue 18

What was the inspiration for this performance?

We've always been strong, independent women and our show, Grand Ole C*ntry, celebrates this fact and allows us to do it in a fun, playful way. So, we guess we'd say our inspiration is equality and inclusivity. In this politically charged and divided climate, us Reformed Whores strive to put on a fun show that brings people, no matter what gender, race or political leaning, together using country music & dick jokes!

Is performance still a good space for the public discussion of ideas? 

Absolutely! It's through performance that we are able to blend the lightness of comedy with the seriousness of topical feminist issues, magically delighting male and female fans alike. Bringing these topics to the forefront in a fun way aids in opening up conversations about the female experience and what needs to change in our world today. 

Our goal is to open minds with our easy to swallow female-centered brand of comedy!

How did you become interested in making performance?

We both have had the acting bug since we were very young, but it was seven years ago that we met and started writing funny songs & performing them together as a musical comedy duo. 

We met randomly at a party in NYC and decided to start the band. After we played our first show, we knew we had something special on our hands - more importantly we learned
we had a voice. 

Is there any particular approach to the making of the show?

We can't help but write about the issues that effect us, so we write about our own experiences and we write what we think is funny. So far it's been a pretty good approach. We're always writing new songs because the world around us is changing to quickly!

Does the show fit with your usual productions?

Yes! For our Edinburgh show, Grand Ole C*ntry, we've gathered our best material from the past 7 years and put it together in one kick-ass show! We can't wait to make new fans.

What do you hope that the audience will experience?

First and foremost we want them to have fun! But we also hope that they walk away feeling empowered. We're a comedy duo with a positive message. We hope to entertain our audiences with material that reenforces equality and sexual freedom for both men & women. 

We celebrate a person's individual sexuality by serving up songs about feminism that's easy to swallow! 

What strategies did you consider towards shaping this audience experience?

Practice makes perfect! We've performed our songs across the USA hundreds of times, developing our material as we go! What Edinburgh will be getting is our absolute best and we just can't wait to see how they respond! Hope they love us Southern belles!!

You certainly can't accuse Reformed Whores of being feminist lite, so it's surprising that these Southern belles have been able to successfully bring their female centered brand of comedy to so many male dominated audiences. Armed with an accordion, a ukulele, and voices like angels, Katy and Marie have won over bikers at Sturgis (the world's largest motorcycle rally), heavy metal fans while opening for bassist extraordinaire and Primus frontman, Les Claypool, and have risen to fame in the male-dominated comedy world in New York City. Yet they still win over the hearts and minds of gals at
women's rallies in Washington DC to feminist & LGBTQ groups at universities across America.

So, how do they do it? They sing about universal truths! With songs like "Birth Control" and "Girls Poop Too," Reformed Whores have been able to blend the lightness of comedy with the seriousness of topical feminist issues, magically delighting male and female fans alike.

Of the show, Frame says, "In this politically charged and divided climate, us Reformed Whores strive to put on a fun show that brings people, no matter what gender, race or political leaning, together with dick jokes!" Anderson says, "Our country musical repertoire is a fun blend of sass and crass! We just write about what we know, which happens to be hilariously inappropriate songs about navigating the world of sex and love as a woman.”



Run time:
(60 mins)

Tickets are £7 and are available at:

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