We're raising funds to produce Dr. Womb and Dr. Tomb's Wondrous Wandering Ward of Cures, Clarifications, Correctives and Creams for All that Ails and Avails the Utilitarian and Utterly Unreliable Uterus.
Dr. Womb and Dr. Tomb are two travelling "doctors" well studied in the medical treatments of yesteryear and committed to the gender politics of the Victorian era and the contemporary GOP. They are determined to cure all that ails and avails the uterus, and in doing so, healing all that ails and avails womankind, their families, and the nation. Their stalwart assistant/audience plant is the unfortunate victim of their "miraculous ministrations," which build in intensity and invasiveness as the show goes on.
The show is a satirical response to the recent and highly unnerving political discussions about women and their bodies, as well as the recent attempts by some elected officials to assert control over what a woman chooses to do (or not do) with her body.
Part vaudeville, part tent revival, part history of the medical establishment's approach to women's healthcare, the show is campy, incredibly naughty, and highly interactive. For example, the doctors' final cure requires the assistance three male audience members and several gallons of milk.
With your financial support, Dr. Womb and Dr. Tomb along with their emporium of elixirs, potions, and lotions will be making their debut on the campus of Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago on March 8th in celebration of International Women's Day!
Your financial support will allow us to purchase and create essential props. After all, Womb and Tomb can't torture/cure their assistant without the proper tools. We need items like an anatomically correct uterus model, a pink beer bong (guess where that one is going), and several high capacity water guns (think about that final cure we mentioned above), just to name a few.
Your gift will also make it possible to create a portable scenic environment that will recreate the look and feel of the travelling medicine show. We'd love to recreate that snake-oil salesman/vaudevillian feel for the show with a painted backdrop, a large apothecary trunk, and several large poster sized placards with different images and text for the show.
Most importantly, we need your support in order to get Dr. Womb and Dr. Tomb in the same room, at the same time, which means getting Vicky from Texas to Chicago for rehearsals and for the show.
We've got our venue, our date, and a great script...all we need now is some generous friends and fans to open their hearts and their pocketbooks.
Please sponsor Dr. Womb and Dr. Tomb's Wondrous Wandering Ward of Cures, Clarifications, Correctives and Creams for All that Ails and Avails the Utilitarian and Utterly Unreliable Uterus!
Risks and challenges
One of the greatest risks with this project is the material itself. It is intentionally bawdy and aggressive. Should the project be censored in any way, we will search for an alternative venue for the show.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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