"Lemur Mom (Because We Can't All Be Tiger Moms)" is one woman's eye-opening journey into life on the spectrum. Megan Dolan has the distinct feeling she's not the right mom. As she navigates support groups, child psychologists, and playdates trying to help her son communicate, she makes countless wrong turns along the way. She finally must face the truth about herself in order to help her son.
This hilarious and touching one person show explores the power of resilience, kindness, and the value of showing up. Megan forges a path from believing she's the wrong mom to knowing she's the only mom for her unique and gifted son.
This limited engagement will sell out quickly so get your tickets NOW!
"(Lemur Mom) is so wonderfully constructed and so exquisitely performed that it leaves no doubt in Megans ability to grip an audience with her story. - NoHoArtsDistrict.com
"Its hard to make motherhood in the trenches funny, hopeful, relatable, and reassuring but Megans show does just that." - LA Parent Review
To support the show and to learn more visit: https://www.lemurmom.com/
Megan Dolan (Actor/Writer) - has written and performed stories for the Moth, Expressing Motherhood, Listen to Your Mother, Diversity: Tales from the Urban Jungle, The Scripted Comedy Festival, Cake Batter's Funny Women Festival, the High Brow Comedy Fundraiser, and the Alta Dena Creativity Festival.
Her solo show, Snack played to sold out houses and won an Encore! Producers Award at the 2015 Hollywood Fringe Festival. Snack was selected to be a part of the Los Angeles Womens Theatre Festival at the Electric Lodge in Venice.
She has been a special guest performer for the Southern California Doula Association and Long Beach City College. She has opened for the comedy folk duo Mommy Tonk and was a featured speaker at TEDxWomen Pasadena. Her talk entitled Messy Mommy: Slob in the Shadows can be seen on Youtube.
She lives in Long Beach with her husband, son, and daughter, and lots of clean laundry still in the baskets.
Wendy Hammers (Director) - Ms. Hammers loves directing solo artists and is truly delighted to be working on Lemur Mom with the wonderful and witty Megan Dolan. Other solo directing credits include: John Ciccolinis Frank Sinatra F*cked Up My Life, Stephanie Blums When I Cough, I Wet Myself, Jo Willettes: The Jo Show, and most recently, Fiona Goodwins A Very British Lesbian.
As an actress, Ms. Hammers credits include Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Sopranos, Gray Nomad (ATC), and her acclaimed solo show Ripe (national tour). As a stand up comic, shes appeared on Oprah and The Late Show with Craig Ferguson. Wendy is the creator and host of Tasty Words, a monthly spoken word salon, now in its 15th smash year.
This play is for all of us who march to the beat of their own drummer, and to my favorite drummer, Griffin. wendyhammers.com @wendyjoysworld
SoloFest 2019 Whitefire Theatre
13500 Ventura Blvd
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
|Minimum Age: 16|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|