1-Woman Show


Shine Happy Shine! a 1-woman show

Spirited storytelling + a magical, evolving on-stage art exhibit
In this spirited 1-woman show, artist & playwright Vicki Todd invites you on a journey to her hometown of Happy, Texas (the Town Without a Frown), into a fairytale realm inhabited by her vivid body print art & sculpted masks, & among her maternal ancestors who illuminate her path. Vicki uses the play format as a magical, evolving art exhibit that urges you to follow your heart’s whispers, rather than society’s shouts of what’s expected. Directed by Talia Pura. 

What are body prints? Vicki basically uses her nude body as a monoprint plate by smearing acrylic paint onto her chest, torso, or back. She then lies down on a canvas or watercolor sheet to create an image of her body and intuitively adds female or animal faces, wings, flowering vines, cow skulls, etc. to tell a story. View Vicki’s body print artworks featured in Shine Happy Shine!






What are fairytale masks? Vicki begins each larger-than-life mask by sculpting the forms with wire mesh. She then wraps each piece with canvas strips that are infused with Plaster of Paris. Once the masks have dried, Vicki paints the features with acrylic paint, and adorns the characters with paper flowers, copper sheets, yarn, bits of paper, or fabric.  View Vicki’s fairytale masks featured in Shine Happy Shine!






Praise for Shine Happy Shine!

“You have such a wonderful voice as a writer, so unique, and I felt like I really got to know you through your writing!” Marguerite S.

“The way you blended humor and pain was so beautiful and powerful. Parts of your story were so familiar to me…What an amazing journey!” Brittany A.

“So very interesting, magical, brave and inspiring! Your art is just luminous, as are you.” Susan Y.

“Amazing! Fabulous performance and real words about living! You, your art and your performance were all outstanding!” Debra F.