More Than Tracy Turnblad

Nerd Representation Is the Next Frontier with Ryan Donovan

September 13, 2021 Season 2 Episode 3
More Than Tracy Turnblad
Nerd Representation Is the Next Frontier with Ryan Donovan
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More Than Tracy Turnblad
Nerd Representation Is the Next Frontier with Ryan Donovan
Sep 13, 2021 Season 2 Episode 3

This week, Abby goes on a passionate rant about fat representation (or lack thereof) in books. Then she is joined by theatre scholar Ryan Donovan, whose work focuses on the role body politics play in the casting process. Abby and Ryan discuss body standards for short men, Annie, competitive suffering, historical attitudes toward fatness onstage, thin women who have played Effie in Dreamgirls, Ryan's work regarding disability and LGBTQ+ bodies onstage, and more.

Ryan's web site: https://www.ryan-donovan.com/
Ryan's Twitter: https://twitter.com/ryan__donovan?lang=en
Ryan's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ryan___donovan/

GoFundMe link: https://gofund.me/b4ef1f53

Abby's web site: http://abbyrosemorris.com
Abby's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/abbyrosemorris

http://www.morethantracyturnblad.com
Follow @morethantracyt on Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok!
Produced by Abby Rose Morris and Maxwell Kagan
Logo design by Abby Martino

Show Notes

This week, Abby goes on a passionate rant about fat representation (or lack thereof) in books. Then she is joined by theatre scholar Ryan Donovan, whose work focuses on the role body politics play in the casting process. Abby and Ryan discuss body standards for short men, Annie, competitive suffering, historical attitudes toward fatness onstage, thin women who have played Effie in Dreamgirls, Ryan's work regarding disability and LGBTQ+ bodies onstage, and more.

Ryan's web site: https://www.ryan-donovan.com/
Ryan's Twitter: https://twitter.com/ryan__donovan?lang=en
Ryan's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ryan___donovan/

GoFundMe link: https://gofund.me/b4ef1f53

Abby's web site: http://abbyrosemorris.com
Abby's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/abbyrosemorris

http://www.morethantracyturnblad.com
Follow @morethantracyt on Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok!
Produced by Abby Rose Morris and Maxwell Kagan
Logo design by Abby Martino