Woman | The Land of Misfit
Comedic Travels in Search of Serious Self Book I & II
By Karen Loftus
Comedic Travels in Search of Serious Self, is one woman’s
journey around the world. It was through her travels abroad that
Karen realized her label in the world was, American Woman. Like
most Americans, Karen was more aligned with her heritage than her
homeland. Raised Irish American, she always believed she was Irish
until she stood on stage in front of an audience of four hundred
angry Irishmen in Galway.
What is in a
label and how is one expected to play it out? Does face- to- face
contact break down barriers or build them? Playing with stereotypes,
her own and others, she makes fun of us making fun of each other.
International comedian Karen Loftus takes you along for the rocky
ride as she travels through the US, Europe, Asia and The Middle
East humorously exploring what it means to be an American and a
Woman, on stage, in the world and at home.
It was a completely
different experience to go back to mainly Muslim countries in Southeast
Asia with her solo comedy show, American Woman after September 11th,
than it was before. She was already pushing the envelope where there
wasn’t one, but she had no idea how controversial it would
be to have traditional Muslim women run up to her on the street
proclaiming, “I have a vagina!” She struck a chord and
a nerve, as a large media outcry and her ban, followed her departure.
is a provocative, poignant and timely piece for anyone with a sense
of humor, a sense of adventure and sense of personal history.
is a memoir, a travelogue, an American abroad story. With the quick
wit of David Sedaris and the universally sexy appeal of Sex and
the City, American Woman will appeal to a large and diverse global
audience, every one from the hip urban demographic to the wide eyed
suburban sector, the savvy traveller and the ever curious international
audience that continues to wonder what exactly is an “American
international comedian, actor, award wining playwright and Tennessee
William’s fellow has performed all over the world. Her award
winning plays, The Color of My Dreams, It’s a Man’s,
Man’s, Man’s, Man’s World”, Barbie’s
Dolls, I’m Not the Blonde You Think I Am and American Woman,
have been performed in New York, LA, London, Hong Kong and in theatres
and festivals around the world.
Comedic Travels in Search of Serious Self, Book I
By Karen Loftus
One – American Woman
Two – B & B
Three– So Sad Clown
Four – She’s All Eyes
Five– London Calling
Six – Two Toppings for the Price
Seven – What R U Like?
Eight – CV
Nine – Suburban Fog
Ten – Erin Go Crazy!
Eleven – Takin’ the Piss
Twelve – Big Woman / Little
Thirteen – V Day
Fourteen – Lillyput
Fifteen – My So Called Gay Life
Sixteen – FA LA LA LA LA LA
LA LA LA
Seventeen – 911
Eighteen – Adios!
Comedic Travels in Search of Serious Self, Book II
By Karen Loftus
One – Mi Corazon! Mi Corazon!
Two – Spring Line 2001
Three – Just Another Day in
Four – Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow
Five – I Have a Vagina!
Six – Bali High
Seven – KL
Eight – Cinderella Syndrome
Nine – Attack of The Plan
Ten - Oh My Goya!
Eleven – Poof!
Twelve – All Roads Lead to Roam
Thirteen – Minnie & Nancy
Fourteen – You’re Fine!
Fifteen – Hold The Sausage
Sixteen - Somewhere in Storage
Seventeen – House Arrest
Eighteen - Shek O
Nineteen – Holland Daze
Twenty – One Star
Twenty One – Hello, Goodbye