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Best Feeding
San Francisco, CA
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Best Feeding

Martha is sure that breast-feeding is the right thing to do. Absolutely positive. Even if it involves synthetic hormones, New Zealand pharmacies and giant sucking machines. It feels so good to get it right - for a change.

From the outside Martha is an average, run of the mill, young, transracially adoptive lesbian mother - with a dash of abuse baggage from her childhood. But every time she goes to a bookstore, or gets gas, she's wary. She's afraid of reaching for a pack of gum and bumping into a demon from her past. And if she's not careful she can spend an awful amount of time in "the pit" watching the painful home videos she's created in her head, forcing her into an endless loop of shame. Ultimately, in the mix of unexpected parenting classes and absent-minded BART rides Martha inadvertently finds herself, and more importantly, figures out who she wants to be.

Martha Rynberg is able to find the humor among hard truths and she shines brightly in what could otherwise be a dark story. Vibrant and surprising, Best Feeding invites you into an internal world you've never seen before, but offers universal insight. The further Martha stumbles into her future, the more opportunities she has to reconcile a past that won't let her go.

MARTHA RYNBERG (Writer/Performer)  came to solo performance by chance in 2006 and has been hooked ever since. (Although, she likes to thinks of her career as blossoming when she started dancing on the top of a lounge piano for virgin Margaritas - at the age of three.) Martha's several short solo pieces explore the intersections of inheritance, parenting across racial lines, internalized misogyny, and adoptionism. Her work has been featured at WordsFirst, Monday Night Marsh, Tell It On Tuesday, The Carmel Solo Stew and The San Fransisco Theater Festival. Martha also is the original director of the W. Kamau Bell Curve: Ending Racism in About an Hour which garnered praise from The San Francisco Chronicle (Four Stars), The SF Weekly (Recommended), The SF Bay Guardian (Critic's Pick), and The East Bay Express (Critic's Choice). She is a facilitator of the Solo Performance Workshop, founded by W. Kamau Bell and Bruce Pachtman. Martha has been described as the creative love-child of Jim Carrey and Carol Burnett. Best Feeding, her autobiographical dramedy, is previewing in the Bay Area this spring.



533 Sutter St. at Powell
San Francisco, CA
United States

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Arts > Theatre

Minimum Age: 16
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: No
Wheelchair Accessible: No


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