ACT I: Theatrical presentation of award-winning, critically acclaimed solo show BLANK
---Playing 12 hilarious & poignant characters, adoptee Brian Stanton embarks on a mythical quest for identity ultimately discovering the horrific truth of his birth, an instinctive love for his birthmother and a grateful dedication to his adoptive family.
ACT II: Staged Readings of Patti Hawn's memoir GOOD GIRLS DON'T by both Hawn & Stanton followed by a conversation with audience
---Author Patti Hawn, sister to legendary film actress Goldie Hawn, complements Stanton's experience as an adoptee by bringing a birthmother's perspective of her teenage pregnancy, the loss of her son to adoption, and the search to reunite with him 40 years later.
GOOD GIRLS DON'T is the debut literary effort of entertainment publicist Patti Hawn, who is the sister of the legendary film actress Goldie Hawn. She has been featured in USA Today, Boston Herald, and has spoken for numerous adoption support organizations such as American Adoption Congress and Concerned United Birthparents. Hawn also travels to India, Nepal & Thailand where she works in humanitarian efforts.
Further Info: www.goodgirlsdontbook.com
BLANK had its World Premiere in Los Angeles, CA in April of 2010. Since then, BLANK has visited Off Broadway New York, Dallas, Chicago, Vancouver, Kansas City, Aspen, Orlando and several cities in Southern California garnering critical acclaim along the way including a "Best Solo Actor" award at the United Solo Theatre Festival in New York City and 2 StageSceneLA awards: "Outstanding Actor in a Solo Performance" for Stanton and "Outstanding Director of a Solo Performance" for McKerrin Kelly. Stanton has also reached out to the adoption community performing for support organizations such as the American Adoption Congress, Concerned United Birthparents, Alliance for the Study of Adoption and Culture, and the Forget Me Not Family Society.
Further info: www.blankbybrianstanton.com and/or "like" BLANK on Facebook
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