Standup Comedian Brings Eating Disorder Message to HWS – Hobart and William Smith Colleges \
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Standup Comedian Brings Eating Disorder Message to HWS

GENEVA, NY – Abby Schachner and her one woman show, Plate, will be presented at 7 p.m. on Sunday, January 17, in the Winn-Seeley Gymnasium at Hobart and William Smith Colleges.

Schachner, a foremost talent in Chicago, uses her standup comedian show and music performance to help educate students about eating disorders.

Plate is a series of performance pieces, (funny and sad, straight forward and twisted), monologues (personal and general), and songs, which are all based on the topic of food, body image, and eating disorders.

Schachner is a writer, improviser, and performance artist who has been performing and creating in the Chicago area for the past five years. In addition, she has written, performed, and directed four critically acclaimed one-person shows. Last year, Schachner was hired by Second City (the training ground of Gilda Radner, John Belushi, and Chris Farley) and she toured the country with the world renowned Second City National Touring Company. She also is a founding member of Jane, a popular, all women improvinzational group in Chicago.

Her producer Ayesha Hassan, a William Smith alumna, says Schachner’s work uses a fresh combination of humor, song, and real life experience to communicate some very tough issues. “Few performers have as much to say, or such an interesting way of saying it,” Hassan says.

The performance is free and open to the public. Interviews with Schachner can be arranged by contacting Hassan at 773: 929-7560 or 312: 266-4497.