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Four Brooklyn broads tackle gender politics and awkward footwear from their collective height of 29 feet and 1/4 inches.
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You grow up tall in America, people think you’re older than you are. People think you’re stronger, tougher, more mannish than you feel. People think you are more sexual or less sexual or not sexual at all. People think you eat more than a woman should eat. The expectation and the reality of us do not align. Or sometimes they do. It’s complicated.

About a year ago the four of us got together in a dance studio with bagels and made a show about …. well, all of that. The show sold out. After some of you saw the show you told us that you loved it and wanted more—that we had something to say to more people than just the ones who lived in New York. We listened. We’re bringing it to Scotland.

Tall Women in Clogs is an ethos, an attitude. It’s a way of looking at ourselves, the world, and our bodies in the world as four 20-something women who take up more space than average. 

It is incredibly important to us. It's also a great show.

Tall Women in Scotland

The Edinburgh Fringe is the largest arts festival in the world. Joining artists from all over the globe, The Tall Women perform nightly for the Festival's final week, Aug 24—29.

COME SEE US @ 7:40pm at Greenside Royal Terrace

Meet the Tall Women

Katherine Cooper has written for Playboy, BOMB magazine and Women and Performance Journal, among others. At Playboy, she writes the weekly column “Just The Tips,” which takes a modern and heartfelt standpoint on manners, mores, and ethics of sex, love, and dating. She has been featured in The Washington Post and The Boston Globe. Katherine holds a Masters Degree from NYU in Performance Studies, has curated an academic lecture series and makes drag videos in her bathroom. Her experience informs her writing on performance, love, and art in America. She also works as a high-end matchmaker, a job she got on Craigslist.

Jess Goldschmidt is a dance and theater artist. Her choreography and performance work has been presented and developed at The Wild Project, New York Theater Workshop, Center for Performance Research, Dixon Place, and clubs and venues around Brooklyn. Jess studied Literary Arts and Performance Studies at Brown University. Her plays include The Death Book (developed by Arena Stage & Open Fist Theater), Queensboro Dance Academy Presents a Concert at the Greenwood Center for Senior Care (finalist for the Clubbed Thumb Biennial Commission), and The Snow Queen: A Fairy Tale (Abrons Art Center commission). She is a member of Clubbed Thumb's Emerging Writer's Group and a 2014 Millay Colony resident. jessgoldschmidt.com

Sophie Shackleton is a producer of international performing arts. She works at BAM as Project Manager of DanceMotion USA, a cultural diplomacy partnership with the US Department of State, facilitating international exchanges in contemporary dance and special global initiatives with artists. She has a special interest in work from Muslim Africa, and prior to BAM, worked for three years with musicians and dancers in Bamako, Mali. She has worked on artistic projects with nearly 40 countries across the Western and non-Western world. 

Madeline Wise is an actor and co-founder of New Saloon Theater, a company hailed by CultureBot as an "emerging wunderkind terrible." She's best known for playing Lisa in Adam Goldman's acclaimed web show Whatever this is.; her performance was nominated for a faux-Emmy by the Boston Globe. In New York, Madeline has been in performances and readings at Playwrights Horizons, the Lark, LaMaMa ETC, the Invisible Dog, Clubbed Thumb, Dixon Place, JACK, the Tank, the Drama League, Playwrights Realm, and the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill. Film performances include Peacekeepers and The Loneliest, sponsored by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Madeline studied at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art and at Bard College. madelinewise.com

Do you stand with the Tall Women? #istandwiththetallwomen

Our video is by Catherine Lee with additional cinematography by Amelia Golden. Music is by our cool friends Rubblebucket, "Came Out of a Lady." 

Risks and challenges

Taking five people across the Atlantic is no small feat. After $2,500 in venue rental and festival fees, we are covering travel expenses for 4 tall women + 1 tall man—our tour director Elliot B. Quick, who runs our show.

We're a sizable group and we have extensive experience with producing nationally and internationally. We're confident in our ability to face any challenges that arise with heads held high.

The only thing we're short on is funds.

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