About the Sketch Show
Written by: Laura Lane & Ellen Haun
Starring: Ellen Haun, Laura Lane & Amber Reauchean Williams
Directed by: Chet Siegel
Once upon a time...
The New York-based comedy show Femme Fairy Tales premiered at the Upright Citizens Brigade in New York City. Everyone in the audience wore tiaras.
About the show...
Sleeping Beauty's prince realizes that it is super creepy to kiss a woman who is sleeping, the Little Mermaid discovers that legs come with a vagina-a-bob, Rapunzel grows out her armpit hair and Cinderella learns how dumb it is to wear gender-normative footwear made of glass. This all-female sketch show takes on classic fairy tales and turns the patriarchal stories on their heads.
Whether dealing with issues like consent, female friendship, beauty standards, cultural appropriation or socioeconomic disparity, we keep things fun – and magical! This is a world where all women, princesses or not, are equal - now that's a fairy tale!
FUN FACT: Co-writer and cast mate Laura Lane performed the show throughout her pregnancy up until 6 days before giving birth!
Laura Lane - writer/ star
Laura is a comedy writer, performer, journalist and author. She's written for People, ESPN, Esquire, Vanity Fair, The New Yorker's Shouts & Murmurs and Cosmopolitan. She is the co-creator of This Is Why You're Single, a comedy sketch show, podcast and book that was optioned for TV. She wrote jokes for season 5 of TruTV's show Billy on the Street, was an entertainment correspondent for People and hosted the ESPN poker show Inside Deal. She has appeared in Morgan Spurlock’s Yahoo comedy series, Mansome, and in the short film What We Talk About When We Talk About Zombies.
Ellen Haun - writer/ star
Ellen Haun is a writer and actress. Best known for her role as Ms. Chapin on How to Get Away with Murder, she has also appeared at St. Ann's Warehouse, Actors Theatre of Louisville, and Williamstown Theatre Festival. OMGHI, the 2017 web series she co-wrote and starred in, was covered by Paper Mag and The Wrap. Her indie short No Limes made the film festival circuit in 2016. She also hosted The Sports Show at the PIT in New York for many years and co-wrote the murder-mystery-comedy script Golden Shores.
Amber Reauchean Williams- star
Amber spent four years studying Theatre Arts at the Boston University School of Theatre. She has worked in film & television and performed in theaters from New York City , NY to Oslo, Norway. She regularly performs in comedy shows at Upright Citizen's Brigade NYC and The People's Improv Theatre. Credits include, but not limited to: Genesis (Ginny's Supper Club, Harlem) Little Sister (Netflix), Vanya & Masha & Sonia & Spike (Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble), How to Break (Hip Hip Theatre Fest/ HERE Arts Center) The Night Club (People's Improv Theatre), Sketch Cram (U.C.B.) No King In Israel (NY Summerfest), Watch me Burn (Fresh Fruit Festival NYC)."