Fat Skirt Big Nozzle on Tour:
  • Antioch College, June 2016
  • Towson University, March 2, 2018
  • Smith College, March 5, 2018

Dixon Place Presents
The Talking Band’s
Written and Performed by ELLEN MADDOW and LOUISE SMITH
Music by Ellen Maddow
Masks and Props by Louise Smith
Choreography by John Fleming
Directed by Paul Zimet

Wednesday, January 4 2017 at 7:30pm
Saturday, Jan 7 2017 at 8pm
Sunday, Jan 8 2017 at 7pm

Dixon Place Lounge, 161a  Chrystie Street, between Rivington and Delancey

FAT SKIRT BIG NOZZLE is inspired by the work of surrealist painter James Ensor. It is a comic duet between two women who may be old friends or arch rivals or both. They sing, dance and try to snooker fate with a game of cards. Their lives are entwined like a tangle of snakes- are they really Edna and Roberta, the characters from a book they are reading? Or the wild faced figures from a painting that haunt each other’s lives?   The show is created and performed by Ellen Maddow, founding member of the Talking Band and Louise Smith, longtime collaborator of Talking Band, Ping Chong, and Otrabanda Company.


They sing, dance,
and snooker fate
with a game of cards.