paper chairs is proud to produce the rolling world premiere of Hot Belly, a new play by Diana Lynn Small. A queer love story for a late capitalist world, Hot Belly follows the sweeping love affair of Valerie and Veronica and the external forces that influence their partnership: money, social media, food, spirituality, illness, weather patterns, and body hair. When the two decide to become transients in the Midwest, selling people's abandoned goods in parking lots, the suburban-wild puts pressures on their relationship they couldn't have dreamed of. This two-woman show features the acting talents of Elizabeth Doss and Alexis Scott, with design by Lisa Laratta (scenic/costume), Rachel Atkinson (lighting) and Trevor Welch (musical score). This is paper chairs' first time to produce a play written by our frequent collaborator, Austin-based, rising playwright Diana Lynn Small. We are proud to share the rolling world-premiere of Hot Belly with the NYC/Chicago based company, The Syndicate. Hot Belly will be the first play ever produced in The Austin Public, a media and film studio on Austin's Eastside. A perfect break-out venue for this new work. PRODUCTION DETAILS: The Austin Public (1143 Northwestern Ave. Austin, TX 78702) February 3-19, 2017 with 9 productions (Fri, Sat, Sun, all performances 8pm) Written & Directed By: Diana Lynn Small Performers: Elizabeth Doss and Alexis Scott Composer: Trevor Welch Lighting Design: Rachel Atkinson Set Design: Lisa Laratta Stage Manager: Kenny Chilton Assistant Director: Cassandra Reveles Co-Producers: Elizabeth Doss, Lisa Laratta, and Spring Karlo paper chairs is fiscally sponsored by The Austin Creative Alliance. This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.