Too Many Clothes



Too Many Clothes was a solo, multimedia theatrical work written and performed by Linda Hill that explored the relationship between clothing and personality by inviting audience to contribute their cast-off clothes. The characters Hill invented were as diverse as the clothes she collected from the audience, ranging from cowgirl to callgirl and included characters such as performance poet Negateeva, a truck stop waitress Nelda Brown, and Cynthia Brewster--a nouveau riche social climber who loved the homeless. Throughout the three days of the performance, Hill also held a child’s paper doll fashion show and aired video footage of various people’s closets in The Kitchen’s gallery, where piles of the donated clothing were also displayed. Meanwhile, a number of wearable clothing pieces were selected by set designer Matt Hausmann to create a hybrid of a Hollywood costume shop, an Upper West Side Boutique, and an East Village bohemian’s closet. The clothing that made up the set was later given to charity after the three-night engagement directed by Henry Caplan.

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Postcard [PDF]
Program [PDF]
Press Release [PDF]
Off Off Broadway Review [PDF]
BOMB Interview [PDF]
EWA Preview [PDF]
New Yorker Listing [PDF]
Homo Musts Listing [PDF]
Time Out New York Listing [PDF]
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