Rattlestick Playwright's Theatre presents this darkly comic look at a brilliant designer and one plus-size woman's struggle to make it in the fashion world. More…
Victor is a ruthless fashion designer in the 1970s at the top of his game. Esme, his glamorous protégé and muse, is pushed aside when an ordinary Southern woman inspires Victor to make his artistry accessible to the masses. A generation later, a woman grappling with a healthy dose of self-loathing must wrestle her own family demons to find her way through the world of fashion that won’t give a woman her size a second look. A darkly comic look at the struggle to find an identity that’s more than skin deep.
for a previous production "At intermission, I was convinced Everything You Touch was well on its way to being the best new play of the year. The second act, however, contents itself with being merely excellent." Full Review
for a previous production "Though driven by the un-shocking premise that society conditions women to find self-worth through beauty, the jokes remain snappy and the satire sharp throughout, with sly, imaginative design elements." Full Review
for a previous production "It may you take a while to get into Everything You Touch, but by the end, if you’re anything like this reviewer, Callaghan’s play will prove Everything You Wish For in exciting, contemporary theater." Full Review
for a previous production "You may have seen your share of makeovers, but nothing like the one Sheila Callaghan inflicts on her heroine in “Everything You Touch,” her lushly written dark comedy...a powerful reminder of why beauty, heartless though it may be, holds us in such thrall." Full Review
for a previous production "Callaghan’s writing is strongest in the play’s more realistic moments. But whenever the language takes a turn for the poetic—yikes. Spoken-word poetry can be incredibly powerful. But when a play switches back and forth from realistic language to these heightened moments, the latter feels cheapened, and the outcome of this experimental brand of theater is an experiment gone decidedly wrong." Full Review