MOM BABY GOD is coming to Boston, MA April 5-7! Tickets are $13 in advance or $18 at the door at Davis Square Theatre in 255 Elm Street, Somerville, MA. A talk back will follow each performance.
Danny Bryck will lead Saturday's talk back. Danny is a Boston-based theatre artist/activist, and the author of No Room for Wishing, a one-man documentary play based on interviews with people involved in Occupy Boston. The show premiered in Boston in 2012 with Company One, Central Square Theater and Boston Playwrights' Theatre. It was nominated for Best New Play and Best Solo Performance by the Independent Reviewers of New England. His latest documentary project is "The River and the Sea," a play based on interviews from Israel/Palestine.
Sunday, Jonathan Solari will lead a discussion. Jonathan has directed theatre and opera productions throughout the United States and Europe. His opera directing includes the world premiere of Green Sneakers by Ricky Ian Gordon (restaged at Lincoln Center in 2013) and operas for Maestro Lorin Maazel's Castelton Festival, Bel Cantanti Opera, and the Five Borough Music Festival. Mr. Solari's original work, The Love Letter You've Been Meaning to Write New York, had a sold-out run in 2011 at 3LD and was heralded as "ingenious" by both the New York Post and the Village Voice. His recent production of Edward Albee's The Death of Bessie Smith at Brooklyn's Interfaith Medical center was called "the city's most dramatic blend of theater and health policy in nearly 30 years" by the Wall Street Journal. He is the Founding Artistic Director of New Brooklyn Theater.
Jaclyn Friedman is the host of Monday's talkback! Among her many accomplishments are:
-- Editor of the hit book Yes Means Yes: Visions of Female Sexual Power and a World Without Rape (one of Publishers' Weekly's Top 100 Books of 2009, and #11 on Ms. Magazine's Top 100 Feminist Nonfiction of All Time list). -- Guest on the Melissa Harris-Perry Show, the BBC, Democracy Now, To The Contrary -- A founder and the Executive Director of Women, Action & the Media
More about MOM BABY GOD... Hailed by The Nation's Dave Zirin as "a tour de force that serves both the movement for reproductive rights and the art of theater with extreme effectiveness," MOM BABY GOD is an immersive one-woman show that brings audiences face-to-face with the anti-abortion movement.
The show follows Jessica Beth Giffords, a 15-year-old girl who is equal parts Justin Bieber superfan and aspiring pro-life celebrity, as she attends the Students for Life of America Conference.Throughout the hour-long solo performance, we follow Jessica as she absorbs the misinformation in a abstinence-only workshop and struggles to contain her crush on a flirtatious Christian boy who sports a purity ring. Six other characters based on real-life pro-life activists--from crisis pregnancy center directors to abstinence-only educators to self-described "pro-life feminists"-- provide humorous, insightful and alarming looks into the anti-abortion movement at a time when reproductive rights are at the center of U.S. political debate.
Developed by reproductive rights activist, actor and playwright Madeline Burrows, MOM BABY GOD is based on a year of immersive research and interviews at anti-abortion conferences, fundraisers and rallies. Forty years after Roe v. Wade, MOM BABY GOD explores how girls develop a sense of self and sexuality amidst the ongoing political backlash against feminism and reproductive rights.
Davis Square Theater (View)
255 Elm St.
Somerville, MA 02144