I Wear My Dead Sister’s Clothes

Amy Schwabauer

OVERVIEW

RUN TIME

60 mins

VENUE & STAGE

Cleveland State University (CSU)

Allen Rehearsal Hall

SHOW TIMES

7/25 @ 7:30pm
7/26 @ 6:00pm
7/27 @ 8:00pm

DETAILS

TYPE OF SHOW

Local

Recommended For

Ages 14+

GENRE(S)

One-Person Show, Scripted Play, Storytelling Performance

CONTENT WARNING

Themes of grief and death

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SYNOPSIS

“I Wear my Dead Sister’s Clothes” written and performed by Amy Schwabauer, is a dark comedy framed around the process of cleaning out her deceased sister’s house. Based on her own experience, Amy explores what it means to grieve a difficult person. From the care-taking, to the death, to the funeral, and the haunting aftermath that follows Amy finds comedy even in the darkest of moments and readily admits she still wears her dead sister’s clothes.

Created and Written by Amy Schwabauer

Amy Schwabauer-- Solo Performer

Amy Schwabauer

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Additional Info

Amy Schwabauer is an actor, playwright, and toy theater creator based in Cleveland Ohio. Her work varies from the traditional, to the miniature, to the improvised. Her award winning solo show “This is Not About My Dead Dog” was produced in the 2019 Borderlight Fringe Festival. In 2022, she had two shows at the Borderlight Fringe Festival: “Bell, Book, and Late Nite Drive Thru” Co-created and performed with Carrie Williams. And the Toy Theater production “Coco and Gigi” Co-created and performed with Jill Levin. “Coco and Gigi” won the “CAN Journal Best Visual Theater” Award at the Borderlight Fringe Festival that year. Other credits include: Performing and co-creating “Stage Frights” (Imposters Theater 2023). Performing an excerpt of her solo show, “I Wear My Dead Sister’s Clothes”(Dobama Playwright’s Gym “Shorts” 2022). Creating and performing her character “Madame Claire Voyant” (an improvised interactive performance at various events including Playhouse Square 2023). Co-creating, performing and touring the Toy Theater production “The Events of the Warren County Fair as Observed by a Young Astronaut” with Mike Geither (2015-2018). In 2020, she created and performed in the Youtube series for kids “Playing with a Purpose” edited by Jasmine Golphin, produced by Lake Erie Ink with support from the Cleveland Foundation. She’s a member of the Dobama Playwright’s Gym and the Chicago Midwives Artist Collective. For more information about Amy and her various projects you can visit her website at AmySchwabauer.com or follow her on instagram @InstaSchwabs.

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