About Big Butt Girls and other Fantasies: The Remix

Trapped by hot-flashes, varicose veins and that “middle-aged-middle” Marty longs for her childhood on the south-side of Chicago, where all she cared about was listening to James Brown, dancing with her father, and developing into a “Brickhouse”! Using humorous flashbacks and music, Big Butt Girls takes us along on a hilarious and touching ride with Marty as she uncovers true beauty and the meaning of self-love.

*Caution to viewers that BBG contains strong language and dialogue that reflects on sexual assault*

Director's Note:

I found in Marsha Estell's autobiographical writing a truly authentic voice that spoke to truth and survival and resilience. Marty,(played by Shanntina Moore) is a funny, smart, salty survivor, despite life's challenges, and I really wanted our audience to experience her journey. It was especially wonderful collaborating with Marsha during the creative process of this production.

Ujima Company Inc.

Ujima Company Inc. (UCI) is a multi-ethnic and multicultural professional theatre whose primary purpose is the preservation, perpetuation and performance of African American theatre by providing working opportunities for established artists and training experience for aspiring artists.