SEASON 18 | MARCH 2006
I Look Like An Egg, but I Identify As A Cookie (and) The Law Project
Written & Performed by Heather Gold
SxSW Festival Production
After attending Yale and Northwestern Law, Gold turned her studies to theater and improvisation. Her smart, intimate, and energetic performance style has earned both her and her work national recognition and numerous awards. Heather Gold uses humor, storytelling, and audience participation to create an intimate community in which to explore universal subjects, promoting connection and inclusion with her viewers.
I Look Like An Egg, but I Identify As A Cookie. In Cookie, which played to sold out houses at The VORTEX in 2003, Gold explores identity and sexuality with plenty of social and political commentary thrown in, all while baking cookies. That's right! Baking cookies, which the audience inevitably gets to sample. After playing for over a year in San Francisco, Cookie was named Best of the Bay by The Oakland Tribune and received Curve Magazine's National Lesbian Theatre Award. Hilarious, insightful, and personal, I Look Like An Egg, but I Identify As A Cookie combines scripted elements with extemporaneous comedy, and is never the same twice.
The Law Project. In this one-woman show, Gold begs the questions "Is the law what holds this country together?" Combining her unused law degree with dead-on comic timing, Gold guides the audience through her experiences in law school. The Law Project is an interactive theater piece, which invites the audience to share their ideas with Gold, making it an intellectual experience for both performer and patron. This Austin performance is the first outside of San Francisco.