Contact the Sweat Girls
For general information and bookings, contact Dorothy:
For press inquiries, contact Martie:
Questions? Comments? Random flattery? Drop us a line at:
Webmaster: Renegade Websites
Or contact us by mail:
2045 W. Cullom Ave.
Chicago, IL 60618
Book The Sweat Girls
If you’d like to book the Sweat Girls for a customized performance or workshop, you’ll find two great options described below. Additionally, if there’s a show from our production archives you’re dying to see, get in touch and let’s talk about it.
It’s the Sweat Girls show that’s made to order!
This simple stand-and-tell show is sure to meet your needs. Anywhere from three to five Sweat Girls will perform on any given topic — health, bad hair days, finances, kids … just give us a theme and we’ll run with it!
This piece also includes our improvised writing set, in which an audience member chooses a phrase and the gals write and perform instantaneously on that suggestion.
Sweat Lodge (Workshop)
Ever dreamed of telling your story on stage?
Your sisters in Sweat have been doing this for 17 years and can help you get to the heart of your story through writing. Learn to write, edit and break down the fourth wall between you and your viewers.
Perfect for a home salon setting or even a classroom.
This workshop includes three to four Sweat Girls and is available in tandem with a Sweat Girls performance.
Friends Of The Sweat Girls
Most of the group photos on this site are by the ever-fabulous Suzanne Plunkett (including the roller derby shot at the top of this page). Stop by her Web site, SuzannePlunkettPhotographs.com!
Our pal Joe Winston, the award-winning documentary filmmaker who collaborated with us on The MotherLode, regularly works with Bill Kurtis, Towers Productions, and for The Oprah Winfrey Show. His new documentary film production company is Tallgrass Educational Films, makers of the critically lauded documentary What’s the Matter with Kansas?
Speaking of former Neo-Futurists, according to issue #30 of Ayun Halliday’s zine The East Village Inky, Ayun’s cat Jambo came from the same litter as Dorothy’s cat Edgar. (Even weirder, Ayun and Dorothy have the same Webmaster.)
Our Webmaster, Dave Awl (former Neo-Futurist and founder of The Pansy Kings), has a book of poems and monologues out called What the Sea Means, and he hosts a cabaret variety show called The Partly Dave Show. Members of The Sweat Girls have appeared in it before (and will again!) You can hear him performing on e-poets.net. Also, stop by his blog at Ocelopotamus.com or follow him on Twitter.