Dixie's Tupperware Party Cast & Creative Team
Dixie Longate (Star) After 3 failed marriages and several run-ins with the law, that are all part of the public record, Miss Longate was encouraged by her parole officer to make a change of scenery and to enter into the fray of a home-based business. Miss Longate needed to gain a solid footing with the judge in order for the courts to return custody to her of her three children: Dwayne, Wynona, and little Absorbine Jr. Through plastic, she teaches many valuable lessons to her offspring about teen pregnancy, staying away from drugs and why a trailer is a truly comfortable and practical place to live.
Having started three years ago in Los Angeles, after fleeing her native Mobile, Alabama, Miss Longate has risen through the ranks of the Orlando-based company to become the number one personal seller of the world famous bowls and plastic ware in the entire United States (and parts of Canada and Guam. Hey, they need food storage too.) For the past three years, Dixie has dominated the awards ceremonies at Jubilee, the National Tupperware Convention, held yearly during the late summer.
Patrick Richwood (Director) has been associated with Dixie Longate since her earliest days in the world of food storage and is delighted to be collaborating on her quest to save the world, one collapsible bowl at a time (item # 503!). As a director, he has garnered critical praise for his work in the one-person genre including Dark Horse at the L.A. Theatre Center, An Otherwise Empty Room at the Geary Project, San Francisco, and Ishmael for the Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Annex, Los Angeles. In New York, he co-founded The Prince Street Players, dedicated to producing works by playwrights under twenty (Barry Award for Advancement of the Arts), and he was co-Artistic Director of the premier season of the New Works Festival of Harlem, for which he directed seven short plays. As an actor, he has performed in plays and musicals from coast to coast, including Command Performance at The White House. He has played roles in three television series, guest-starred on numerous episodics and been seen in countless wacky commercials. His work in over 19 feature films has been dubbed into 11 languages. He is most recognized as Dennis, the elevator operator in Pretty Woman and least recognized as The White Rabbit, The 75 year old British Bunny (under three hours of prosthetic makeup) on Disney’s acclaimed series Adventures In Wonderland.
Kris Andersson (Playwright) Andersson is a Los Angeles-based writer who debuted Dixie's Tupperware Party at the 2004 New York International Fringe Festival. Following that run, he teamed up with playwright Elizabeth Meriwether and director Alex Timbers to create the Off-Broadway version of the show at Ars Nova. The show received the 2007/08 Drama Desk Award nomination for Outstanding Solo Performance.